ICA Forum

Mission: To engage the ICA Community through continuous shared learning

The ICA Forum engages the ICA Community of Indian and US ICA-supported NGOs, as well as its partners and members, in the exchange of ideas and best practices. It was initiated in March 2020 to empower and connect the ICA Community.

Our goal is to Connect the ICA Community to inspire, learn and motivate. Learn from subject matter experts, NGO Leaders, and partners about their NGOs and projects. Share best practices to overcome barriers, manage significant issues, and discuss lessons learned.

Below you can peruse our catalog of bi-monthly webinars:


Speakers Dr. Ravi Chopra and Zubin Mehta relocated from the US to India to initiate social change at the grass-roots level. These two individuals from different generations and different decades shared a vision: to live and work with the vulnerable segments of India’s population to bring relief to them. Hear their stories, motivations, and unique experiences to learn how they transformed challenges into opportunities. Get inspired—particularly during these COVID-19 times—when help is needed everywhere, anywhere.



Saturday, March 28, 2020: Initial webinar conducted as ICA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Girish Kulkarni of Snehalaya shared how his team quickly mobilized to distribute food and supplies to the needy slum dwellers, and then immediately expanded their efforts to provide food, shelter, and COVID-19 education to the migrants.

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Friday, April 17, 2020: Subsequent webinar conducted as ICA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine leaders from ICA-supported Indian NGOs described, on behalf of their organizations, how each used unique strategies to pivot from their own routine work to also prioritize managing the fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic.

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