The Institute for Community Organisation Research (ICOR) is a non-profit organisation established in 1989 and registered under the Society Registration Act 1860, and the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. The primary goal of ICOR is to come up with a body of knowledge indigenous to India and its culture such that it will lead to the empowerment of grassroots workers.
ICOR offers its services to various groups involved in community organisation in order to build local capabilities and enthuse people to become resources for their own betterment, and thus leading to social transformation. These groups include national, church-related and non-denominational organisations, as well as NGOs and academic institutions. The approach is participatory, embracing the total operation and involvement of the organisations with which ICOR interacts.
WHAT WE DO
Since its establishment, ICOR has been associated with a number of organisations in their research efforts, in executing field studies, and in the collection, collation and analysis of official statistics.
Training & Awareness
ICOR conducts capacity-building workshops and organises awareness programmes for activists, social workers, para-professionals and community workers on selected issues.
ICOR collaborates with several groups that are connected to people's movements at different levels. This involves participation in various events and providing resource support.