Capacity Development

Capacity Development is the process through which people, organisations, and societies systematically develop their abilities and become more self-reliant. It involves improving knowledge, skills, systems and institutions and it is often achieved through training, raising public awareness, and encouraging networking and co-operation.

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Cypriot Civil Society Mapping and Capacity Building Project

Fri, 2015-06-05 12:42 -- Florin Marin
The current context in which Cypriot NGOs operate is admittedly a challenging one. Factors ranging from lack of available funds and systematic institutional dialogue, to not enough visibility for local CSOs, unavoidably define and affect their work. In this challenging context, the growing need for local CSOs to take up and fulfill their role as full and equal partners in the socio-economic development of our society is identified. This project aimed to build the capacity of local civil society in both communities and to make the civil society sector more transparent and accountable.
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Building Healthy Relationships

Fri, 2015-06-05 12:10 -- Florin Marin
The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO), along with the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Family Planning Association and the Dias Publishing House Public Ltd, through the particular project aim at educating the adolescent population in Cyprus as well as educating the school counsellors of the Ministry of Education and Culture on the issues of “building healthy relationships”. SPAVO’s database indicates statistical significant raise of incidents regarding domestic violence.
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Empower Youth

Fri, 2015-06-05 12:03 -- Florin Marin
The key objective of Empower Youth is to assist youth become more aware of the many challenges in setting up and running a successful business and the ways to overcome them. Youth unemployment is high. Most Cyprus businesses do not invest in training and/or developing their employees, nor do they provide students from universities / secondary schools with opportunities to learn at workplace. Many young people, to avoid long term unemployment, eventually try to set up their own business with high risk of failure, as many of them never had any prior exposure to entrepreneurial thinking.
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Reclaiming My Dignity

Fri, 2015-06-05 11:15 -- Florin Marin
This initiative aimed to help eliminate domestic violence against women and children in the northern part of Cyprus primarily by increasing the capacity of organisations and public bodies that work with victims of domestic violence.
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Leading by Example: Engagement of Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot Business Leaders in Dialogue, Cooperation and Reconciliation

Fri, 2015-06-05 11:05 -- Florin Marin
This initiative aimed to increase the involvement of Cypriot civil society in decision making processes at the political level by building up the organizational capacity, reputation, credibility, visibility and membership base of the newly formed communal business leaders’ group ‘Malta Business Group (MBG)’. This support is aimed to help the group be a position to sustainably continue to design and implement new joint actions and confidence-building measures in support of the overall objectives, under the auspices of the two chambers.
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Promoting Peace and Wellness in Cyprus

Fri, 2015-06-05 10:43 -- Florin Marin
This initiative aimed to develop mutual trust, confidence and cooperation between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot young people and their communities through joint activities that promote reconciliation and wellness. The activities were aimed at improving inter-group attitudes, decreasing stereotyping and prejudice, training young educators to use sport to promote reconciliation and wellness, and equipping them with tools to make healthy living choices and live better, more peaceful lives.


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