Goal of capacity development:
Strengthen the human and institutional capacity of the partner NGOs so that they can implement their programmes and projects more effectively, efficiently and sustainable.
MJF recently reviewed the Capacity Development Strategy Paper considering following aim for next five years:
- Providing appropriate capacity building services to the downstream partners and
- Strengthening MJF, being a revenue generating unit itself.
MJF understanding about Capacity Development:
MJF defines capacity development as – ‘long-term, planned, systematic and participatory process that enhances the organization’s core systems, capabilities and competencies in order to increase the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency thereby facilitating its’ performance and sustainability.’
CD strategy & framework:
Strengthen the human and institutional capacity of the partner NGOs so that they can implement their programmes and projects more effectively and efficiently to achieve sustainability. The strategy for capacity development is built on the following principles:
- Capacity building of downstream partners.
- Strengthening CD Unit for revenue generation.
- Internal capacity building
Principles of Capacity Development:
MJF strategy for capacity development is built on the following core principles.
- A large part of the capacity development activities should be initiated and managed internally by the NGOs
- The primary focus of capacity development is not the project rather the organization itself
- NGOs are to take a pro-active role for its capacity development. MJF will match with the partner NGOs through responding to their needs
- MJF will employ its core competencies to the capacity development of the partner NGOs.
MJF will undertake especially targeted program for marginalized region and/or population etc.
Through its state-of-the- art training center Advancing Leadership Opportunity and Knowledge (ALOK), MJF conducts a series of year-long capacity building initiatives focusing on topics related to human, financial and management development, organisational development, including separate programmes for marginalised women and small partners. During 2019-2028, MJF will also carry out special capacity development programmes on various thematic and implementation aspects of SDGs. MJF will develop communities of practice and other networks to support accelerated learning and knowledge sharing in this area. The involvement of supply side actors both as resource persons and participants will be crucial in fostering mutual collaboration for successful integration of SDGs in the development efforts of the NGOs.