Strengthening capacities in the community based on local needs

Published: 16 July 2021
Last edited: 16 July 2021

This solution has been replicated in several different communities successfully by first listening closely to what the current beneficiary community needs support with, and then developing a plan along with the community that addresses those desired goals and outcomes. Through training, workshops, and technical assistance from local field staff, specific skills and capacities are built in the community to empower residents to take charge of restoring their ecosystems. After initial financial and technical support, eventually many of these actions will become sustained over time, requiring less support from partners.


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Management planning
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Initial workshops held to listen to and document communities’ priorities and goals

  • Local field staff available to provide technical support and training

Lessons learned

  • Solutions and activities adapted to the culture and context of the community are more likely to be sustained over the longer term