IC Centre for Governance is a registered Non-Profit Educational Trust launched in December 2003, under the auspices of Initiatives of Change (IC), an International Foundation. The IC Centre for Governance serves the needs of society in all areas related to governance. It works to strengthen governance capacity in the government, non-profit and public sector organizations with an extensive program of research into governance practices.
The Centre's work follows from the belief that accountability lies at the heart of governance. It has its focus on the nature and effectiveness of accountability between the citizens, the legislature and the executive. Special training programs are also conducted for officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) reinforcing the commitment to the highest ethical values in conducting their day-to-day work. The participants ranging from the level of a district collector to a full secretary in the government are sponsored by the department of personnel and training of the government of India. This residential training programs conducted at Asia Plateau over the period of five days has been found to be very effective in rekindling the spirit of idealism amongst the top-ranking government officers whose work affects the lives of millions of people in their area of operation. Related to the aspect of governance is also an international conference organized in collaboration with Caux Initiatives for Business, which strive to provide a people-centred leadership to industry and commerce.
The Centre has succeeded in bringing together rich experience of over 300 Founder Members including Jurists, Scientists, Developmental thinkers, Management Experts, Civil Servants, Economists, Social Activists, Academics and Media persons. The members meet regularly and arrange Seminars, Round-table discussions and national conventions on Governance –related subjects which are published in a book form and circulated to policy-makers, thinkers, media for wider dissemination and implementation.