In 2002, MICA took a natural step in this direction and established its Centre for Social Development and Communication (CSDC) to provide thought leadership. In 2015, MICA expanded the CSDC’s ideas under a new brand, the Center for Social Change and Leadership (CSCL). In March 2016, as part of the strategic alignment endeavours at MICA, the CSCL was rechristened into the Centre for Development Management and Communication (CDMC) and is being strengthened to meet the current and impending demands of the social and development sector.
The CDMC at MICA, in its new avatar, strives to align the centre better with the institutional vision that is unfolding and to clarify and deliver the value addition that MICA can bring through strengthening the social sectors and social enterprises in terms of helping them scale-up as well as build their capacity.
The CDMC has, so far, taken up the following projects with different social sector institutions: