GPI defines capacity development as an approach that focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit people, organisations, institutions and communities from realizing their development goals while enhancing the abilities that will allow them achieve measurable and sustainable results. It involves strengthening the skills, competencies and abilities of people, communities, groups and organisations to enable them overcome barriers for improving performance. The capacity development strategy of GPI will include the following
- Strengthening the Gender Development Institute (GDI) to provide trainings for NGOs, institutions and individuals within and outside the country and legal practitioners, law enforcement agencies and the media focusing on gender and human rights issues
- Weekly centre, school and community-based lessons with girls and young females
- Expanding package of training resource materials including acquisition, publication and distribution of Sexuality series and other training and instructional manuals/materials
- Mentoring and Internship programmes for girls and young females
- Training for teachers, media personnel, policymakers and Non-Governmental Organizations, health providers, law enforcement officers, students etc.
- Youth talent competitions
- Community intervention/social work in rural communities
- Entrepreneurial (Economic) skills development training for girls and young females through GPI centres and in collaboration with other partners involved in various vocations.
The capacity development (for sustainable action and change) of GPI will involve five steps namely; (a) assessing capacity of beneficiaries (b) formulating and developing capacity development response (c) implementation and delivery of capacity development interventions and (d) evaluate outcome and impact