Integrated Development Association (IDEA) strives to promote harmony between the people and the environment and to enable all segments of society to develop and use technologies and methods, which give them more control over their lives and contribute towards their development in a sustainable manner
IDEA is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Kandy. A multi-disciplinary Board consisting of six non-related members manages it on a voluntary basis. It was established in March 1990 with the aim of playing an active role in contributing towards sustainable development efforts in the field of natural resource in development, management and conservation. Its main strength lies on the Board of Management which comprise members who are professionally qualified, experienced and well known in development circles, as well as its capacity to draw on multi-disciplinary expertise and co-operation from government and non-government sectors.
IDEA’s principal areas of interests are:
To address issues related to the environment, energy and biodiversity, which are of interest to specific communities and are of national importance.
The development and promotion of renewable energy technologies.
To conduct programmes on social welfare and upliftment of lives of rural population.
To influence NGOs involved in community based activities to include environment and household energy issues within their mandate.
To take initiatives to demonstrate the importance of household energy and the environment.