Capacity Building

This section provides advice and guidance, based on previous experience in Sport & Development, on building capacity of organisations involved in Sport & Development. Suggestions and recommendations provided in this section are based on previous experience in Sport & Development initiatives.
To carry out Sport & Development projects, skills and expertise are needed to:
  • teach sport;
  • facilitate group work (coaching);
  • develop and manage sports structures and organisations (organisational capacity building).
Building relationships with other organisations and decision-makers is shown to be crucial to developing these skills and gaining this experience. The ways in which stakeholders relate to and cooperate with each other or the ‘rules of the game’ may need to be changed.

This section brings together key resources in this area and provides further references, sources of information and tools for those who wish to know more on capacity building.

Where to start

Experts suggest starting with a focus on building strong sports capacities before delving into other areas. Find out more in this section...
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Levels of capacity building

Capacity building can occur on the individual, organisational or institutional level...
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Where do you stand and where do you want to go?

Taking stock of your current capacities is crucial to determining the best ways to improve and achieve your set goals...
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Challenges in Capacity Building

A number of challenges remain in helping organisations and institutions improve their know-how, skills and capacities. Read more here about the main challenges to bear in mind...
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Practical suggestions to enhance Capacity Building

Read more here to access tips and suggestions for enhancing capacity building in your programmes, organisation, staff and with your partners...
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