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FAO Learning Module 1 on Capacity Development: Enhancing FAO’S practices for supporting capacity development of member countries

This learning module provides a basic understanding and knowledge of capacity development (CD), reflecting the international debate as well as FAO’s perspective on CD. It also provides some key concepts for adopting changes in responsibilities, behaviours and attitudes that are consistent with FAO’s new role in CD.

Specifically, by the end of this module you will have gained a deeper understanding of:

  1. the evolving role of CD in general and in the context of FAO’s work
  2. the challenges and success factors that are key for an effective CD practice – one that leads to sustainable outcomes and impacts in Member Countries
  3. key principles, concepts and methodologies suitable for promoting CD
  4. your own role in supporting an enhanced CD practice in FAO

By providing an in-depth perspective of CD in the core business areas of FAO, this module is fully complementary to the UN Development Group (UNDG) e-learning course on CD, which addresses all areas of development. It will be followed by other in-depth modules that will look at mainstreaming CD more specifically into FAO’s work.

FAO Capacity Development Team