Is 'capacity building' a requirement for CSOs & local NGOs alone?
On the discussions about humanitarian actions at the local level often the need for capacity building of the local NGOs and CSOs is highlighted. I want to bring other perspective in the discussion.
From the point of localization the roles of diverse actors concerned with location actions come. The actors include government agencies and financing agencies like donors and INGOs, besides local NGOs/CSOs. Experience shows that all these actors are not equally skilled to deal the dynamics of local actions. For fostering localization appropriate understanding of the local contexts by all and their capacity to deal accordingly on the situation in partnership with other actors are strategically important.
The question thus comes, Can we also talk on capacity building of Donors, INGOs and government agencies, simultaneous to strengthening capacity of the local/national NGOs/CSOs?