Capacity Building has two dimensions:

  •     building up the capacity of community based groups.
  •     building up the mechanisms for capacity building itself.

Capacity building has two main stages:

  •     Enable and allow local people to be part of the regeneration planning process. Local people are in the best position to define the needs and to suggest projects to address these.
  •     Community-based groups can then become true partners in regeneration projects. Techniques used here are organisation development and core skills training, including project and financial management.

Read about the Northern School of Permaculture's bioregional project.

Download more about Capacity Building (pdf)

Sustainable Community Enterprise in the Liverpool Bay Area: 2000 (pdf)

Manfred Max-neef's Human Scale Development