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What is Capacity Building:
Capacity building involves enhancing the capacities of grassroots activists and support groups at the local, regional, national and international levels, in order to advocate for social justice and strengthen democratic alliances. A leading component of the capacity building programme involves conducting capacity building workshops for social justice activists, civil society organizations, social action groups, students, and media professionals. Modules are designed to enhance participants’ capacities in terms of the knowledge, perspectives, and skills of people centred advocacy; they also serve to sensitize outside professionals, such as those in the media, on issues of discrimination, deprivation, and exclusion of poor and marginalized communities.
Capacity Building at NCAS:
NCAS views itself as a specialist in capacity building and knowledge management, especially on the themes of livelihood rights, environmental justice, and governance. And while NCAS is a leader in organising action at the national and state levels, it avoids overruling people’s leadership. To that extent, promotion of people-centric governance is a key strategy of capacity building, focusing on people centred advocacy. Using community learning movements (CLMs), NCAS enables people at the grassroots level to become political activists. Through issue-based capacity building, NCAS seeks to build and support campaigns on adivasi, dalit, and women’s rights, with a final product of strengthening advocacy skills and expanding knowledge of social justice issues.
Recent Capacity Building Activities: