News & Events


Date Event
 2017.09.30 - 2017.10.01 Global Festa
2017.11.18 - 19 Meetings that Work with Bill Staples
2017.11.20 - 21 Facilitating Client Collaboration with Bill Staples

ICA's Bill Staples is coming to Tokyo

One of the world's leading expert on facilitation, Bill Staples will be coming to Tokyo, Japan this November to give two facilitation courses. 


The courses are open to everyone regardless of experience, age or occupation. By taking these two courses, along with a third one offered by ICA Japan, you could be on your way to become a certified facilitator. 

Join us on November 18 and 19 for the first of these courses: Meetings that work; and on November 20th and 21st for the second one: Facilitating Client Collaboration.


The courses will be given from 9:30am to 6pm at the 6th floor of the New Life Building in Chiyoda-ku. A Japanese interpreter will be present for those who needs it.


Each courses will be 41,800¥ for the general public, 31,800¥ for ICA Japan members and 9,800¥ for students. To learn more about becoming a member please contact us here.


Venue: New Life Building , 6th floor, 3 chome 3-4 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0074


Posted September 20, 2017

The 2017 Newsletter is now available

ICA Japan's 2017 Newsletter has been published. This year, the document includes a message from the Vice Chairman of the board Mr. Kurokawa and reviews of our projects in Japan, Cote d'Ivoir, Kenya, Nepal and India. It also provides more information about several of our upcoming events, like Global Festa or the visit of Bill Staple who is set to come this november to give two very interesting courses. 


You can read the newsletter by clicking on the link below or by going to the publications section of our website.


*The newsletter is entirely in Japanese.

Posted September 08, 2017

New interns at ICA Japan

We all are excited that ICA Japan’s environment is greatly enhanced now that two new people are here and very productive already! Amber on the left of the photo above is from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and Ricardo on the right is from the University of Montreal. Already they are set to publish our fall newsletter, and researching Community Revitalization for several towns in Japan. This fall they take ToP facilitation training courses GFM, MTW, and FCC, help with social media, and work towards getting 200 members for ICA Japan. All of this while they are helping promote ICA Japan’s new emphasis on ToP® and other courses. They both are university students who conduct this internship as a vital part of their degree. We hope that they can learn from this opportunity and that we can learn from their fresh perspectives.


Posted September 04, 2017

Lecture by Mr. Ishizawa 


Next weekend our chicken expert who accompanied us to Côte d’Ivoire will give a lecture about poultry farming.


Everyone is welcome to join us!


Naoshi Ishizawa, the poultry expert of our current rural development project in Cote d'Ivoire will speak about his work.


His biography:

2005 – 2013; Chicken Cooperation Association

2005; President of the Senkei Corporation

2009 – 2011; Yatsuta village chicken farming

2011 - 2012; Chairman of Uchimura Cooking Farmers' Association

2013 - current; Aomori prefecture poultry society director


Date and time: September 9, 2017 (Sat) 2 pm – 4 pm


Place: JICA Tokyo Seminar Room 201

2-49-5 Nishihara Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Public transport: Odakyu Line · Chiyoda Line Yoyogi-Uehara Station 12 minutes on foot.


There is no entrance fee and we will provide drinks and snacks.


Please apply by giving us a call, or send us e-mail or fax before September 8.









Posted September 03, 2017

ICA Japan will be at Global Festa 2017

We are happy to announce that ICA Japan will once again be at Global Festa this year. Every year, Global Festa is one of the biggest gathering of Japan's international organizations. The event is open to the public and is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the works of Japanese NGOs and NPOs. 


ICA Japan will be present on both days of the festival. Come by our booth (#W123) and don't miss this occasion to learn about our activities and have a great time with us. 


Global Festa will be held in Odaiba on September 30th and October 1st from 10am to 5pm on both days. See map bellow for more details about the location. 















  • Rinkai Line "Tokyo Teleport" Station 1 Minute Walk
  • 3 minutes on foot from "Aomi" station
  • 7 minutes walk from Odaiba Kaihin Park Station

Posted September 01, 2017

ICAJ's co-director visits Côte d’Ivoire


This month the co-director of ICA Japan, Wayne Ellsworth, travelled to Côte d’Ivoire for 15 days. The trip was made in collaboration with ICA Côte d’Ivoire. During his time there, Mr Ellsworth visited the villages part of the reinsertion project. He also gave training sessions regarding the functioning of a CDC (Community Development Committee) for three days, that were attended by all the village chiefs. Besides Côte d’Ivoire, we are still working on our other projects in Nepal, Kenya and Japan.


Posted August 24, 2017

London Environmental Activities Presentation

by ICA Director Shizuyo Sato


Executive Director Shizuyo Sato of ICA Japan went to London August 18 t0 24 to present ICA Japan's global environmental activities, and to share her insights about what is required in the future.  This is the english presentation given to over 200 attendees at the conference.


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  • Women are finding markets in Societies (housing groups) on their own.
  • Mulshi Taluka government gave the women a stall for two days in a week to sell their products; these days are market days, when many people come for office work and market.
  • Women are putting their stalls at village festivals and selling products.
  • A local politician woman is helping them to get a market in the Industrial area.
  • Nearby village sarpanch (leader) has been ordering some products.
  • A food selling license has been applied to the government; they will get the license in a month.
  • Tailoring class started by ICA and Cooperative of 13 women are taking 3 months training.
  • Planning to start a beauty parlor and also by collecting money from beneficiaries, and if there is a shortage, ICA Pune will pay.
  • Restaurant is run by 7 women on their own and earning sufficient for their employment.
  • Cooperative is collecting monthly Rs. 100 as saving from members. They have collected about Rs. 36,000; they give loans to individuals or small groups for business starting.
  • 3 women in Katarkhadak grow vegetables together, like potatoes, cabbage, beans, garlic, onion etc.
  • Similarly in Kemsewadi two women are growing vegetables.
  • Khamboli women are growing spices in their kitchen garden.
  • There are many farmers growing vegetables and other crops, and as a group, some women are starting this as a business.
  • Katarkhadak irrigation scheme pump house was moved to an appropriate place by farmers themselves, collecting money on their own. They are planning to construct a tank for animal drinking water and a place for women to wash clothes.
  • Khamboli irrigation system was repaired by themselves.
  • Our staff – one field officer and 4 women, continue working as ICA staff without salary.
  • Talegaon 5 women visited village and would like to associate with village women group to sell products.
  • They have also arranged a summer camp for school children at EEC in May.
  • Regular monthly meetings are arranged and held.


         Shankar Jadhav reporting from Pune India 

Global Conference on Human Development 2018 is open for Proposals


The next ICA Hosted Global Conference on Human Development will be in 2018. ICAI is open to new modes of conferencing, such as holding it with a partner organization, having three regional conferences tied together with internet, and having one ICA host the 2018 Global Conference open to all who are deeply concerned with crossing the Gap into the New Reality. Contact us for more information.


Countries which have expressed interest in the 2018 Global Conference are: Netherlands, Ukraine, and the U.S.A.

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