Set up on October 25, 1988 in New Delhi, India

We propagate cooperative principles!

The ICA Domus Trust (Dr. Bonow Memorial, IDT) was set up on October 25, 1988, under the Indian Trust Act with its registered office in New Delhi, India.

We propagate cooperative principles!

The ICA Domus Trust, also known as Dr. Bonow Memorial or IDT, was set up on October 25, 1988, under the Indian Trust Act with its registered office in New Delhi, India


About ICA Domus Trust

Dr. Mauritz Bonow was the President of the International Cooperative Alliance (1962 – 1975), and General Secretary of the Swedish Cooperative Union and Wholesale Society (KF). In recognition of his valuable contribution to the development of the global cooperative movement, particularly in developing countries, the ICA Domus Trust was set up in 1988.

Earlier, an ICA Domus Company was established in London to function as a business entity. Today, IDT has its own office in New Delhi.

Our Work


IDT undertakes cooperative development projects and activities to advance the cooperative model of business.


IDT supports publishing cooperative resources to develop the knowledge pool around cooperatives in India and neighbouring countries.


Dr. Mauritz Bonow was a strong advocate of education. IDT extends its support in carrying out cooperative research and education activities.

Policy Advocacy

Due to limited information available to engage policymakers on the issues concerning cooperatives, IDT bridges this gap by collaborating with relevant stakeholders.

Youth Inclusion

To foster youth inclusion in the cooperative ecosystem, IDT encourages & supports activities designed to generate sustainable cooperative enterprise ideas led by youth.

The IDT Digital Library

The IDT Digital Library is a growing collection of ICA’s global research and meetings output including books, reports, international training courses, conference proceedings, journal articles, media coverage, and more. It has been set up to collect, store, and preserve cooperative resources and serve as a one-stop shop for information on cooperatives. It aims to strengthen integrated research and enhance research communication networks in cooperative movements.

Why Cooperatives?

Cooperatives are businesses owned and controlled by their members to meet their shared economic, social, and cultural needs. They focus on fairness and equality, creating sustainable businesses that provide long-term jobs and prosperity. Managed by producers, users, or workers, cooperatives operate on the principle of "one member, one vote." To learn more about cooperatives, visit https://ica.coop/en.