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Capacity Building 

The specific outcome for Capacity Building is that Humanitarian actors have developed institutional capacity to design, implement, monitor, evaluate and coordinate quality and appropriate CTPs, including multi-purpose / multi-sectoral CTPs.

CaLP's Capacity Building Theory of Change and Vision

CaLP’s capacity building strategy emanates from a Theory of Change  that describes how CaLP’s inputs and activities result in short-term outcomes and can lead to long-term outcomes and overall impact. It integrates anticipated targets for the current strategic period, and,  ultimately, informs the design, implementation, and evaluation of CaLP’s capacity building initiatives, by providing both logic and vision to planning.

Through our capacity building activities, CaLP supports the community of practice to move beyond basic skills and knowledge development and to take a strategic and longer term view to building demonstrable improvement in CTP through a focus on individual competence. To do this, CaLP works with individual practitioners through standard training activities, specialized workshops and self-directed capacity building opportunities, via two programme components:

  • Individual Capacity Building: providing opportunities for individuals to build knowledge and expertise
  • Institutionalisation: working with humanitarian organisations to promote innovation and good practice in CTP.

CaLP maintains a view of the complementarity of programming necessary between these two components, promoting participation in capacity building efforts in a systematic and holistic manner that impacts both individual and institutional performance. 

This capacity building approach has been initiated by CaLP but is reinforced by the significant force of its members and the community of practice. By leading in the development of capacity building materials and supporting capacity building activities, CaLP acts as a catalyst for others with the intent and skills to implement complementary programming.