Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) is the official wing of the Diocese of Itanagar for Development & Social Concerns. IDEA with its Head Office at Bishop’s House, Mowb – II, Post Box No. 141, Itanagar, Papum Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh is a Registered Society under Section 3 of the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (As modified by the Societies Registration (Extension to Arunachal Pradesh) Act, 1978). The Society has its Registration Number SR/ITA/3437, dated 6th July 2006.

Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association (IDEA) is registered u/s 12AA of the Income – Tax Act, 1961 with effect from 1st April, 2007.

His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. John Thomas Kattrukudiyil, the Bishop of Itanagar is the President of IDEA. The Society is established for the promotion of various Educational, Social, Charitable and Developmental programmes and activities.

IDEA is a lead organisation for human development, leadership and training in Arunachal Pradesh. It has enabled the rural poor towards sustainable development by imparting regular training on women empowerment, leadership, RTI, Legal Aid education, micro-finance, SHGs, Panchayatiraj, Government schemes, entrepreneurship, etc., and has sent many men and women for exposure cum training to various parts of India.

It has been a step ahead in training a number of women SHG leaders to take up leadership roles, participate in decision making and to be self-reliant. In the recent election, from IDEA SHGs, 5 women have won the Panchayat elections. IDEA has to its credit 186 SHGs exhibiting models of development and empowerment.

Apart from regular programmes IDEA has been networking with other like-minded NGOs in the area of women empowerment, health, literacy and rural development and has provided opportunity to collaborate on common action plans and programmes in Arunachal Pradesh. It has made itself effective in development interventions in the villages.  IDEA is committed to be a channel of peace and development in Arunachal Pradesh.

IDEA believes, change of an idea in influential persons can bring changes in policies, systems and structures. Therefore, it focuses itself on influencing ideas. IDEA also works in collaboration with the Government, like-minded NGOs, Institutions and Individuals.

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