Capacity Building is much more than training and 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. Furthermore such equipping leaves the beneficiaries with capabilities that enrich their lives and profession.
The news of the temporary restrictions placed by the European Commission on the export of certain commodities from Nigeria into the EU territory is a pointer that far reaching reforms and capacity building is required. Limited knowledge of production standards or modern methods of production, and inadequate attention to good production practices are benign weaknesses that undermine the country’s output, degrade economic activities and stifle growth.
At Sailance International, we advocate “Community capacity building” i.e. “the process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world.” …we engineer the individual, organization or community with the evolution that make this feasible., we equip beneficiaries with “the ability to perform functions, solve problems, and achieve objectives” at three levels: individual, institutional and societal. The expected outcome of our capacity building initiatives is enhanced national capacity, quality improvements and sustainable economies.
According to the UN, Capacity building has typically been defined as the development and strengthening of human and institutional resources.It is acknowledged that the process needs to go beyond the public sector, as it is also influenced by entities in the private sector including commercial enterprises and non-governmental organizations.
We would like to be part of this evolution and take it a step further by ensuring that, the “Work and Results” of our programme gets ahead of the rhetoric that “Capacity Building” has been about in recent times. We will link the indicators of capacities developed to the overall programme objectives, quality indicators and national output.