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What is ICDA exactly?
A: ICDA is a coalition of non-governmental development organisations with networks in both the North and South. ICDA is in itself both an organisation as well as a coalition. It is represented by a Chair, and a Co-ordinating Group.
Who are ICDA members?
A: Members are NGOs & NGO-networks active in the field of development assistance and cooperation, development education, and sustainable development and trade & trade-related issues that share the aims of ICDA.
What are ICDA's aims?
A: ICDA's aims are:
  • to promote cooperation between development groups in industrialized countries
  • to exert political pressure on decision-making processes in industrialized countries and in international forum concerning development questions, particularly in the area of international trade.

  • How is ICDA run?
  • On the one hand, ICDA is run like an organisation; on the other, it also acts as a framework for a coalition of other NGOs working on similar issues. Without its members, ICDA would be unable to fulfil many of its objectives
  • On the other, the ICDA Secretariat and program is, both in the past and, presently, run under the leadership of the CG and a Senior Officer / Coordinator / Consultant. They are assisted by Secretariat, which is staffed with a combination of interns; short-term assistant program officer(s), a part-time administrative officer/assistant, and consultants. All this usually depends on the program funding.
    Who heads ICDA?
    A:Unlike your regular organization, ICDA, as a development NGO, has no President, nor Director. Rather, it is led by a Co-ordinating group that consists of a Chair, a Treasurer and four common members. At the time of writing, Janice Goodson-Foerde is Chairperson.

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