capacity-building open for funding
Improvement of organisational capacities is central to current theory and practice amongst the international development community. Given our focus on fragile states or countries with weak civil societies, it follows that strengthening partner organisation capacity has gradually gained ground in our organisation and is now one of our core functions.
It is a role that is evolving over time, and capacity development initiatives run through our three intervention strategies: direct poverty alleviation, civil society development, and lobbying and advocacy.
We support capacity building initiatives of partners working in diverse contexts and continents. Much of this work is financed through our regular resources but many projects are also open to external funding. Examples of projects for which co-funding is being sought include:
- In the occupied Palestinian territory, support for Palestinian civil society efforts in countering existing gender stereotypes and bringing about the recognition, promotion and protection of women’s rights in line with international standards.
- Building the capacity of health workers to deliver improved sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in select areas of Northern Nigeria and South Niger, where maternal mortality rates are amongst Africa’s highest and women’s control over SRH is severely constrained.
- In Bhutan, Lao PDR, Philippines and Vietnam, upgrading the capacity of local farmers and farming groups to produce seeds of diverse, climate-resilient crops for food security and to have a greater voice in advocating for a strengthened role for farmers in managing genetic resources.
- Building the capacity of communities living in the drylands of Zimbabwe to address chronic water and food security issues in a self-reliant, low-cost fashion.
For further information on these and other similar capacity building initiatives, write to EFU@oxfamnovib.nl.
|Bron||Oxfam Novib, march 2011|