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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.

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.

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About ICA DOMUS TRUST

Know More About ICA Domus Trust

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

Earlier, an ICA Domus Company was established in London to function as a business entity. Today, IDT has its own office in New Delhi and an ambitious infrastructure in Noida, a satellite town of New Delhi, for the advancement of the interests of the Trust.

Our Work

Our key initiatives

Projects

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

Publications

IDT launched the book ULCCS - the Saga Continues at the ICA-EU-supported International Conference on Co-operatives in the Changing World of Work at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode on May 1, 2018.

Research

Dr. Mauritz Bonow was a strong advocate of education and believed that the strength of the cooperative movement depended on the existence of a vast and enlightened membership.

Policy Advocacy

There is limited information to engage the attention of policymakers on the issues of cooperatives.

Youth Inclusion

There is a growing need to encourage technology infusion, innovate models of collective entrepreneurship and incentivise youth participation in the cooperative ecosystem.

Digital Library

The Domus Trust Digital Library

The Domus Trust Digital Library is a growing collection of ICA Global research and meetings output that includes Books, Reports, and 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 all research-related activities. It aims to strengthen integrated research and enhance research communication networks in the field of Cooperatives.

Why US

Cooperatives

Cooperatives are people-centred enterprises jointly owned and democratically controlled by and for their members to realise their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations. As enterprises based on values and principles, they put fairness and equality first allowing people to create sustainable enterprises that generate long-term jobs and prosperity. Managed by producers, users or workers, cooperatives are run according to the 'one member, one vote' rule.

Importance

Common economic, social and cultural needs 

Rule

'one member, one vote'

Values

Fairness and equality

Goals

Generate long-term jobs and prosperity

More than just an organization

We propagate cooperative principles and methods for the promotion of cooperatives in India and adjoining neighbouring countries.