Fight inequalities and create impact where is needed
Local community capacity building reflects the efforts of enabling all members of the community, including the poorest and the most disadvantaged, to develop skills and competencies so that they can take more control of their own lives and contribute to inclusive local development.
Meaningful and effective community capacity building can be stimulated and fostered by national and local governments, and by the capacity which communities have already developed, so that power becomes increasingly embedded within them.
Community capacity building is an important part of designated strategies to address major social and economic decline in towns, cities and regions experiencing significant economic change, unemployment, climate changes and more.
In this way, communities can become more cohesive, more resilient and better prepared in confronting the economic and social challenges.