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  1. Capacity building

    Community Capacity building, also referred to as capacity development, is a conceptual approach to development that focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit people, governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations from realizing their developmental goals while enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results. The term community capacity building emerged in the lexicon of international development during the 1990s. Today, "community capacity building" is included in the programs of most international organizations that work in development, the World Bank, The United Nations and non-governmental organizations like Oxfam International. Wide usage of the term has resulted in controversy over its true meaning. Community capacity building often refers to strengthening the skills, competencies and abilities of people and communities in developing societies so they can overcome the causes of their exclusion and suffering. Organizational capacity building is used by NGOs to guide their internal development and activities.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Capacity Building

    Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capacity building in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capacity building in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of capacity building in a Sentence

  1. Albert Shingiro:

    We don't need an armed mission, it would be a civilian mission for capacity-building ... it would be a small, limited number.

  2. Jonah Samana:

    They always migrate in search of greener pastures, making it difficult to bring them together for any kind of capacity building.

  3. Pankaj Bhatia:

    They need to turn these INDCs into implementation roadmaps and that in itself is going to be an important capacity-building need.

  4. Defence Gen Nakatani:

    I think it is important to improve regional countries' capabilities by...combining joint training, capacity building assistance and defense equipment and technology cooperation.

  5. Li Yao:

    It's a good time for Sinopec to recoup at least part of its investment over the years and finance more pipeline capacity building while still able to maintain a controlling stake.

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  • بناء القدراتArabic
  • budování kapacitCzech
  • Aufbau von KapazitätenGerman
  • ανάπτυξη ικανοτήτωνGreek
  • capacidad de construcciónSpanish
  • ظرفیت سازیPersian
  • le renforcement des capacitésFrench
  • क्षमता निर्माणHindi
  • lo sviluppo di capacitàItalian
  • קיבולת בנייהHebrew
  • 能力構築Japanese
  • facultatem aedificiumLatin
  • desenvolvimento de capacidadesPortuguese
  • наращивание потенциалаRussian
  • صلاحیت کی تعمیرUrdu
  • 能力建设Chinese

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