Capacity development

Forum Syd regards capacity development as fundamental in our work to strengthen civil society.
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Capacity is a critical and crucial aspect of development work, which is also reflected throughout the Paris/Accra Aid Effectiveness Agenda. Capacity development has come in many shapes and been influenced by several trends and it is still transforming and trying to find its shape. There has historically been a perceived need within the donor community to build the capacity of people, organisations and institutions in developing countries.

Forum Syd's approach to capacity development is to have a bottom-up perspective where the focus is on strengthening the existing capacities while using different learning perspectives adapted to the context and needs. Within our capacity development framework we have several kinds of learning methods, such as online courses, workshops, conferences, seminars and coaching.

The Right(s) Way Forward

The Right(s) Way Forward is developed as a community based participatory tool that aims at empowering community members to analyse the community’s environmental degradations, gender inequalities, their use of and control over natural resources, and to advocate for their rights. The tool is emphasizing community ownership of the process and creating a space for dialogue between rights holders and duty bearers to address the community’s concerns in a collaborative manner.