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Community Capacity Building

Transforming Amerindian Sociality in Peruvian Amazonia

Christopher Hewlett

address the centrality of transformation in capacity building projects, and the way a sense of a ‘lack’ or absence acts as a driving force for them.The notion of transformation within capacity building discourse and its precursors has remained largely

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Capacity Building as Instrument and Empowerment

Training Health Workers for Community-Based Roles in Ghana

Harriet Boulding

developing health systems, in which discourses of capacity building and the social aspects of poverty are being integrated with an ethos of basic, low-cost service provision informed by the economic strategies of the previous decades. Both the recipients and

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Capacity-building projects in African higher education

Issues of coloniality in international academic collaboration

Hanne Kirstine Adriansen and Lene Møller Madsen

This article studies issues of coloniality in so-called capacity-building projects between universities in Africa and Scandinavia. Even fifty years after independence, the African higher education landscape is a product of the colonial powers and subsequent uneven power relations, as argued by a number of researchers. The uneven geography and power of knowledge exist also between countries that were not in a direct colonial relationship, which the word coloniality implies. Based on interviews with stakeholders and on our own experiences of capacity-building projects, this article examines how such projects affect teaching, learning, curriculum, research methodology and issues of quality enhancement. We analyse the dilemmas and paradoxes involved in this type of international collaboration and conclude by offering ways to decolonise capacity-building projects.

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Personal and Professional Encompassment in Organizational Capacity Building

SOS Children’s Villages and Supportive Housing

Viktoryia Kalesnikava

my son Anton for his patience and nightly meditative readings. Thirdly, I want to thank the Wenner-Gren Foundation that funded the workshop on capacity building in Copenhagen, and the organizers and editors Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner

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Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner

On a single day in July 2015, three very different activities around the world were reported in newspapers as ‘capacity building’ initiatives: policemen in Pakistan learning from university technicians how to handle novel explosive devices

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Professionalizing Persons and Foretelling Futures

Capacity Building in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Kristin LaHatte

international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) in Haiti and was willing to indulge me in a discussion on the idea of capacity building in the country. ‘ Moun pa’m se dra ’, I repeated back to him, thinking through the meaning of this phrase. It translates

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‘Integrating Human to Quality’

Capacity Building across Cambodian Worlds

Casper Bruun Jensen

their community’. The last twenty years have seen an explosion in capacity building, not least in the developing world and among development organizations. Integrating Human to Quality (IHQ) is but a drop in this ocean. A multitude of projects and

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Building Capacity in Ethical Review

Compliance and Transformation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Rachel Douglas-Jones

’ clinical trials, as the 2000s got underway, the term ‘capacity building’ began to enter research ethics practice and vocabularies. With trial data originating outside the EU flowing towards European drug regulators, the European Group on Ethics declared

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Nunzia Borrelli and Peter Davis

This paper describes the main characteristics of ecomuseums as a prelude to analyzing the ways in which they interpret the relationship between nature and culture. It appears that ecomuseums have the capability to interpret this relationship as a dynamic process. However, ecomuseum practices are not simply dedicated to conserving aspects of heritage, but also provide a system of norms and values that contribute to shaping habitus and where “genius loci“ or sense of place can manifest itself. If society is to contribute to the preservation and valorization of nature, then frames of reference - such as the ecomuseum - can seek to inform and change attitudes and perceptions of the nature-culture dynamic. Consequently, people, communities, and democracy lie at the heart of ecomuseum philosophy, encouraging groups and individuals to work together to contribute to improving the environment. Social actions and the negotiation of forms of capital are essential to the process.

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Corrective Capacities

From Unruly Politics to Democratic Capacitación

Susan Ellison

conversatorios like the one above are representative of a broader shift in donor objectives and platforms operating in Bolivia. It is a shift from a donor concern for ‘capacity building’ aimed at bolstering state institutions to capacitación or skill