Capacity to Build Capacity (C2C) for rural regions: Sowing competences, reaping sustainable development

Equitable partnerships aligned to the development needs of individuals and organisations, which make their own capabilities an integral component of capacity-building measures, are the centrepiece of the programmes run by InWEnt (Capacity Building International) aimed at advancing the development of rural regions. Its "Capacity to Build Capacity" approach aims to mobilise endogenous resources and potentials. The article describes the core elements of the approach and gives brief examples from practice.

Barbara Krause
Head of department Environment, Natural Resources, Food
Zschortau, Germany
barbara.krause(at)inwent.org

Brigitta Villaronga
Head -International Training
Centre Feldafing Feldafing, Germany
brigitta.villaronga(at)inwent.org
Capacity Building International - InWEnt