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.
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.
Thursday, Sep 14, 2023: Indians for Collective Action (ICA) featured Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, a pioneering force in Indian higher education. He is widely recognized as an entrepreneur, institution-builder, academic, executive, and philanthropist. During the webinar, Dr. Sinha shared his insights and experiences in assisting marginalized communities in India.
Thursday, Jun 15, 2023: Indians for Collective Actions (ICA) featured Yoke Society in the previous forum. It was an ICA-supported NGO, an initiative of the natives of Kodaganallur village, Tamil Nadu, aimed at improving the living standards of people through better education, employment, health, and environment.
Saturday, Mar 04, 2023: Indians for collective Actions (ICA) celebrated Women’s International day by hosting the first Forum that featured Milaan Foundation. Milaan works with adolescent girls from vulnerable communities in India with a mission to create an inclusive and equal world where every girl is educated, healthy and safe. In the last 15 years, the organization has worked with over 60,000 girls and its work on gender, equity, and inclusion is recognized and supported by sector leaders such as the Obama Foundation, Girl Rising, Girl Up, and Ford Foundation, among others.
Thursday, Sep 09, 2021: The conversation led by Karma Paljor ignited clear passion for the issues faced by girls facing human trafficking among a world of poverty and sexism. Special thanks to Hasina Kharbhih (Impulse Social Network) and Triveni Acharya (Rescue Foundation) for bringing their expertise and unique experiences to the topic.
Sunday, June 07, 2021: A very informative conversation with two humble professionals, Dr. Nagendra Prasad (Consul General of India) and Dr. S.V. Mahadevan (Professor of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University). The session was expertly moderated by Dr. Priyanjali Datta (Founder of Aarogya).
Saturday, March 06, 2021: Two social entrepreneurs, Dr. Ravi Chopra and Zubin Sharma 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 and inspired others to do more.
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.
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.