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Jayne Cravens:
Capacity-Building Work with and in Developing Countries
and with Various Constituencies in "the West"

Much of my professional work has been focused on building the capacities of others. Through onsite and online workshops, mentoring, training materials and written guidelines, I have tried to help people in a diversity of regions and countries and from a range of backgrounds to develop a variety of skills to help them do their work and serve their constituencies more effectively.

My capacity-building activities are focused on communications, community/volunteer involvement, partner/donor relationships and management basics for nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations/civil society, and government-based programs.

My goal in any training, mentoring or other capacity-building activity is to give participants tools that they can use immediately and that give them a base on which to further build and improve long after our interactions are over.

Below is a list of capacity-building activities in which I have engaged, however, please note I am capable of engaging in capacity-building activities regarding any of my core professional competencies:

Countries I've visited or lived in:
Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain (England and Scotland), Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Luxembourg, Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Catalunya and Castilla), Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City

Also see: Civil Society Capacity Building: Why?
My favorite kind of professional work is building the capacities of civil society organizations, especially in transitional and developing countries, to communicate, to change minds and to engage a variety of people and communities, through communications, dialogue and volunteering. But the term civil society isn't used in USA as commonly as it is elsewhere, and many donít understand exactly what I mean when I talk about my favorite type of work. This new resource explores exactly what is meant by the phrase civil society capacity building.

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