WHAT IS THE CD PLATFORM ABOUT?
The Capacity Development Platform is primarily intended to be a help desk and go-to place on African capacity development related issues. It will be a portal and gateway to technical and financial opportunities as well as best practices around the world on what works and what does not work in capacity development.
WHAT’S THE MAIN GOAL OF THE PLATFORM?
The main goal for establishing the Capacity Development Platform is to create a venue where African policy makers, development practitioners, academia, private sector and civil society can exchange knowledge and experience on capacity development practices and opportunities that can effectively support country level efforts and further advancement of capacity development policy and practice in Africa.
The platform will offer products and services that correspond to demand. The main services include:
for practitioners seeking advice and contacts on capacity development-related issues.
to inform capacity development stakeholders about the initiatives relevant to the capacity development community, and encourage both academic discourse and practical insights across sectors and practices.
provide database and access to multi-sectoral capacity development experts/practitioners.
to serve as a capacity development learning initiatives that will connect theory to practice in a given sector or thematic area and seek solutions.
for identifying and codifying experiences that demonstrate what has worked, what has not worked, in order to draw lessons and be able to make improvement in further initiatives.
documented priorities on capacity imperatives and the active actors around African Union’s Agenda 2063; Sustainable Development Goals; African regional integration; etc.
to offer opportunities for regional and international exchange around capacity development policy and practice; peer to peer practitioner exchanges.
providing links to technical and financial resource opportunities.
WE GOT THE SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Capacity building is essentially the development of human capital – that can occur at the individual, institutional and societal level – enhancing skills and knowledge – to achieve sustainable and measurable results.
Capacity is the missing link in the development of Africa
No matter the amount of financial resources mobilized for Africa’s development, such funds would yield only limited or modest results if countries do not have sufficient human, organizational and institutional capacity to efficiently absorb such resources