About Us

The organization has over twelve years experience working with development partners in capacity building in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. We have trained over 3500 development workers in various developments related thematic areas..

We have further conducted over fifty participatory mid term and end term evaluations in the region. Our package is results-oriented and hands-on, enabling our trainees and partners to learn and apply the skills gained on conclusion of the exercise planned. The organization provides a depth of collective technical expertise and experiences as well as demonstrated ability to work in a variety of cultural settings.

Capacity Africa Training Institute

Capacity Africa Institute was established in 1999 in Kenya as a not for Profit organization and registered as a Non Governmental Organization (NGO). The organization was formed to address capacity building needs among development organizations in Africa.

Our Services

One of the key reasons that there is no meaningful development in Africa is the lack of capacity by beneficiaries to implement sustainable programmes. Capacity Africa Institute values the communities we work in as engines and classrooms for knowledge dissemination. Through our training arm, we deliver training programmes to civil servants, development workers and young people. Our training techniques ensure that knowledge dissemination is a continuous process, from the young to the old, from school going young adults to professionals. We are known for being practical, focused, and results oriented. We aim to provide flexibility in our services in order to meet the array of needs and constraints facing public sector and private organizations today.

The benefits of our courses include:-
  • Internationally prepared training materials
  • Training materials based on research and global best practice
  • An in-depth pre-course needs analysis
  • Recent real life case studies
  • Comprehensive course material
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with professional peers
  • Exposure to the best world class practices in management and leadership

We shall provide:

  • Tailor made training courses adapted to meet the specific needs of clients;
  • Consultancy and facilitation services in areas such as leadership, strategic planning,
  • Multi-stakeholder processes, assessments, reviews, evaluations, program formulation,
  • workshop facilitation, and team-building;
  • Publications of materials relating to leadership, conflict resolution and management, business promotion, and economic and social development, etc

Capacity Africa Institute is not only a capacity building expert but also a think tank that proposes solutions for development problems facing post conflict African countries. The Organization will continue to share its expertise by providing consultancies to development partners and government ministries in the following thematic areas:

a) AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Ecosystems Assessment
Soil and Water Conservation
Environmental and Land Cover Surveys
Environmental Engineering,
Environmental, Social Impact Assessment and Audits
Occupational Health and Safety Sanitation

b) HEALTH

Strategic planning and needs assessments
Monitoring HIV, TB, Malaria and Pneumonia programmes
Hygiene and WATSAN programmes development, M&E,
Health programme management
Training of health professionals in key areas of project management
Evaluation of health programmes including OVC, HIV, Malaria, TB and other
Health sector programmes.

c) PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES

Participatory Rural Approach (PRA)Participatory Learning and Action(PLA)
Lobbying and Advocacy
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
Management of Community Based Organizations(CBOs)
Training of Trainers/Facilitators (TOT/TOF)
Facilitation and presentation skills
Gender Analysis and Action for development.
Peace building initiatives: conflict management and resolution
Project Management and Policy Analysis
Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Leadership and Management

d) ORGANIZATIONAL/INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Strategic planning and Management
Organizational Development (OD)
Organizational Capacity Assessment
Leadership and Governance
Training Oriented Needs Assessment
Development Communications and Team building
CBO/INGO Mentorship
Curriculum Development
Capacity Appraisals
Finance Management
Administration of Grants

e) PROJECT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

Project cycle management (PCM)
Project Design and Logical Framework Analysis
Result Based Management
Resource Mobilization and Fundraising Methodologies
Report writing Skills
Environment enterprise
Project Planning
Project closure
Resource mobilization and fundraising
Training and Facilitation

f) LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT

Micro Enterprise Development
Micro Savings and Credit Schemes
Food Security
Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
Functional Adult Literacy

g) HUMAN RESOURCE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Human resources training
Business Planning and Management training
Strategic Leadership training
Communications skills training
Time management and productivity training
Customer service training
Sales and Marketing training
Documentation and record-making training
Finance planning and management training
Media Management
Socio-Economic Surveys
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Environmental Enterprise
Cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis.
Policy Analysis

h) Operational Research programmes

Baseline and Feasibility studies
Operational Research
Participatory Social Studies
Project Evaluation and Impact assessments

2.2. Community Development Institute

Through the initiatives of Capacity Africa Institute, an academic arm has been established to offer full time, part time and distant or E-learning Certificate and Diploma Programs. The Centre is designed to empower African communities, government institutions (such as Government Ministries, Public Commissions, Parastatals, Parliament,) Non-governmental Organizations and business communities with tools and confidence with which to forge their own destiny in accordance to their culture and religion. Furthermore, Capacity Africa Institute will put all its efforts to build the capacity of present leaders in various organizations as well as prepare talented appropriate future leaders, equipped with visionary and strategic leadership skills