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Mission Statement

Integrated Development Association (IDEA) strives to promote harmony between the people and the environment and to enable all segments of society to develop and use technologies and methods, which give them more control over their lives and contribute towards their development in a sustainable manner

Background

IDEA is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Kandy. A multi-disciplinary Board consisting of six non-related members manages it on a voluntary basis.  It was established in March 1990 with the aim of playing an active role in contributing towards sustainable development efforts in the field of natural resource in development, management and conservation.  Its main strength lies on the Board of Management which comprise members who are professionally qualified, experienced and well known in development circles, as well as its capacity to draw on multi-disciplinary expertise and co-operation from government and non-government sectors.

IDEA’s principal areas of interests are:


To address issues related to the environment, energy and biodiversity, which are of interest to specific communities and are of national importance.

The development and promotion of renewable energy technologies.

To conduct programmes on social welfare and upliftment of lives of rural population.

To influence NGOs involved in community based activities to include environment and household energy issues within their mandate.

To take initiatives to demonstrate the importance of household energy and the environment.


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News & Events

Advocacy event on “Low Carbon Eco Village Development as a solution for Climate change” held on the 16th of July, 2015 in Pallepola.
IDEA together with local partner “Arunulu” organized an advocacy event for the planning and development officials, civil organizations and other relevant stakeholders based in Pallepola and Naula DS divisions. Read More »

Climate Symposium 2015- Civil Society Climate Action Plan for Sri Lanka- 18-19 June 2015
IDEA was invited to take part in the “ Climate Symposium 2015- Civil Society Climate Action Plan for Sri Lanka” organized by the Centre for Environmental Justice in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Read More »

Evidence Based Advocacy for low-Carbon, pro-poor sustainable” Eco Village Development” (EVD) in South Asia- Field visit to Matale District- 29th May 2015
IDEA personnel- CEO Mr R M Ameresekera and Project Coordinator, Dumindu Herath visited the three selected villages- Identified to carry out the low carbon demonstrations under the EVD project. Read More »

Kickoff Workshop : 7-12th April, 2015: Evidence Based Advocacy for low-Carbon, pro-poor sustainable” Eco Village Development” (EVD) in South Asia
IDEA personnel, Mr W M Leelasena, Mr Namiz Musafer and Mr Dumindu Herath took part in the kick off workshop held in India for the Eco Village Development project. This seminar was intended to develop EVD concepts further and develop description of EVD concepts. Read More »

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