The WCO defines capacity building as "activities which strengthen the knowledge, abilities, skills and behaviour of individuals and improve institutional structures and processes such that the organization can efficiently meet its mission and goals in a sustainable way."
Capacity Building is not just training - it includes the following:
- Human resource development, the process of equipping individuals with the understanding, skills and access to information, knowledge and training that enables them to perform effectively.
- Organizational development, the elaboration of management structures, processes and procedures, not only within organizations but also the management of relationships between the different organisations and sectors (public, private and community).
- Institutional and legal framework development, making legal and regulatory changes to enable organizations, institutions and agencies at all levels and in all sectors to enhance their capacities
There is spare capacity in every organisation and it can only be realised from within. Let Loka Solutions perform a free, no obligation "Capacity Audit" and we can show you how to capitalise on it. Get the most from your employees and harness their energy and creativity.
Case Study - The Kimberley Community Capacity Building Project