Capacity building of partner organisation
DMCDD can support capacity building activities, which are relevant for the Southern Partner.
To a higher extent than previously, capacity building must be aimed at local partners and leaders within the church. They are able to use their position politically and try to change the decision-making processes locally, regionally and nationally to the favour of vulnerable group. Training and further education of staff members is still an area that DMCDD will prioritise, but it is also necessary that the partner organisations take active part in the long term strategic planning of Human Resource Development plans. Such Human Resource Development plans are obvious elements in a Partnership Support Programme.
It is necessary to develop an effective and transparent administration. It is also highly relevant to increase the quality and independence of the different working branches and institutions, e.g. the major institutes of education and health.
Training of employees and volunteers is an important element in the capacity building process because training has the ability to empower members to stand up for their own and other people’s rights – and not least the rights of vulnerable groups.
The capacity development of partner organisations includes training courses, basic reading and writing skills, establishment of basic physical facilities and communication equipment so work can be done under reasonable conditions. However the organisation and the physical structures must never be an end in itself. It may only be considered as means for developing poor and marginalised people’s competences and possibilities.
The maximum support for capacity building of partner organisation will be DKK 50.000 per activity.