Capacity Building and Community Change

Apr. 18, 2012 in Capacity Building

In a recent conversation, a colleague reported: “Our organization believes that quite enough time and effort has been spent on capacity building. Now we need to get down to work. Communities have built enough capacity. We’re ready to take action.” From this perspective, I realized, capacity building is something we do in preparation for something else. It’s like the dress rehearsal before the real show begins.