CSO capacity building : an action framework
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Transport and Communications Division;
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The paper seeks to contribute to the ongoing search for the most feasible measures to facilitate the effective contribution of CSOs in the development process. It draws on studies, which have explored CSO activities in Africa, the strategies employed in promoting their activities, and factors at influence their role. The introduction lays out the background to CSO involvement in the development process, the rationale for initiating a capacity-building program and provides operational definitions of concepts and notions, which are presented in the annex to this document. this is to develop a common understanding and appreciation, as a basis for engaging in any meaningful discussion or designing of technical and other support to CSOs. The document is presented in two parts. Part I of the publication provides perspectives on the present activities and factors that will influence any future role. Part II helps develop these thoughts further, by proposing a number of operational modalities and strategies for providing capacity building and technical support to CSOs in Africa.