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Developing Country Capacity

Duration: The course consists of four lessons, each lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes, for a total of about two hours of self-paced learning.

Overview: This course in particular is an overview of the entire capacity development process, from design through implementation to monitoring.

Target audience: The course is designed for country actors as well as FAO staff who prepare, implement, manage and evaluate capacity development interventions.

Content: The course illustrates how key actors in Member Countries can enhance sector-level capacities of individuals, organizations and strengthen the enabling environment, ensuring that programmes and projects lead to truly effective and sustainable change. It consolidates existing knowledge, tools and lessons learned from FAO’s work with its partners.

In particular, the course objectives are to:

  • sensitize learners to the role of capacity development in FAO’s work;
  • provide guidance on how to undertake capacity development processes within a programme or project; and
  • equip those responsible for enhancing capacity development with a conceptual framework and tools for identifying the current situation and supporting the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development efforts.

The course includes numerous examples of good practices and of applying them in country programmes and projects.

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