Institute for International Cooperation and Development

IICD Michigan was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization in the state of Michigan. IICD Michigan is an independent research non-profit. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that IICD Michigan is an organization as described in the revenue code 501(c) 3. This means that IICD is exempt from federal taxation of its activities and that donors can deduct donations to IICD from the income declared in their tax return. The organization will not discriminate by race, ethnicity, national origins, religious belief, gender or orientation.




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IICD has a cooperation with the international organization Humana People to People about training Development Instructors who for a period of 6 months have a chance to serve at one of Humana People to People’s sustainable development projects in Africa or Latin America.

Humana People to People is an international organization that focuses its attention on creating answers to some of the big questions facing humanity. It does not compare itself to anything or to anybody but itself. Luckily this places the organization completely outside any sort of competition - left or right. It has done its own things - and still does. Humana People to People has placed itself in the frontline of development and in fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor. Humana People to People organizations have established a solid reputation of seriousness in development work and with extensive experience in implementing programs of many different kinds and under difficult conditions.

It started as a small organization in 1977. Today it is an international organization that substantially impacts the lives of millions of people. Today forty-three national associations are members of Humana People to People and together they run over 600 projects around in Africa, Asia and Latin America involving 12 million people on a daily basis.

Humana People to People organization run projects in Europe and North America with the core activity of generating funds for development projects through the collection, sorting and selling of second hand clothes. Apart from generating funds for development work, there is much gained from recycling clothes: it prevents useful clothes from ending up in landfills, it provides good quality clothes for people at affordable prices, and it creates jobs.

The projects in the developing world are targeting basic human needs through the creation of sustainable development within areas such as education, child aid and orphan programs, training primary school teachers, sale and distribution of second hand clothes, agriculture and rural development, community development, tree planting, water supply, and fighting HIV/AIDS.

Each project has a permanent staff who live and work at the project. Development is managed from a holistic approach, placing the human beings at the center of development. The Project Leaders and staff provide the continuous leadership. This makes it possible for Development Instructors to add to the overall development of the project by working with specific tasks, while at the same time gaining valuable life skills and experiences.

The Development Instructors from IICD - One World Center serve at projects in Mozambique, Zambia or Malawi.


ADPP – Ajuda de Desenvolvimento do Povo para Povo – was established in 1983 and runs over 60 projects in all provinces: Eleven Teacher Training Colleges, four Child Aid Projects, an adult literacy program, three Polytechnic Colleges, an Agricultural School, HOPE Humana, Children’s Town, two Secondary Schools, two Street Children’ Schools, two Farmers' Clubs, TCE - Total Control of the Epidemic (HIV/AIDS and TB), ADPP Clothes Sales, Food for Knowledge, and since 2005 One World University.

The overall mission of ADPP Mozambique is to promote the equitable social and economic development of the people of Mozambique, and in particular of those in the most vulnerable position – children, orphans and the rural poor, especially women and girls – in order to ensure that they can participate on equal terms in the development of their country and enjoy their human rights to the fullest.

The strategy of ADPP Mozambique is based on Solidary Humanism. They work with people and communities at grassroots level, among the people and with the people. This is done fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor and through an approach that combines various crosscutting themes, including literacy, health and gender issues.

ADPP believes that real change happens in the minds and hearts of people, in the interaction with others and within the social and cultural context of a given community. Every person counts and therefore whole communities are mobilized in order to achieve sustainable results.


DAPP – Development Aid from People to People – in Zambia runs 10 Child Aid Projects, 5 HOPE projects, a Children’s Town, TCE – Total Control of the Epidemic in 3 areas each with 100,000 people, a Teacher Training College, operates 35 second hand clothes shops across the country and over 100 Farmer’s Clubs. All programs are based on the holistic development of the local communities, which is seen as the key to reaching sustainable results in each of the program areas.

DAPP strives, through the implementation of its projects, to work with the needy by providing knowledge, skills and tools that empower them and their families to face and overcome the challenges of everyday life, and thereby improving their livelihoods.

DAPP in Zambia has over the past 20 years adopted a slogan “Fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor” and wants to see people themselves become the driving force in development.

Currently, Development Aid from People to People in Zambia in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and other local and international partners in development is implementing 23 projects reaching approximately 1 million Zambians.

“We do not engage in a struggle against an abstract phenomena called poverty. We do engage in the concrete struggle side by side with the people, who are The Poor.”


The objective of DAPP in Malawi is to promote social and economic development. Presently, the DAPP projects are focused on four of the pressing development issues in Malawi:

• Improving food-security and economic growth

• Increasing access to quality education

• Improving children’s conditions

• Fighting HIV and AIDS DAPP

DAPP Malawi currently operates a total of 16 projects, employs more than 650 staff and benefit more than one million people. Among the projects are four teacher training colleges with approximately 1,100 students, Farmers Club Projects which benefits more than 50,000 small holder farmers, a Child Aid project benefiting over 50,000 people, Total Control of the Epidemic programs covering 400,000 people with counselling and mobilization to control HIV and AIDS - and a Vocational School with 6,000 students being trained since the establishment in 1997.


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