Local Capacity Development Program

Local Capacity Development (LCD) is the process of developing a territory, by actors who belong to it or whose activity in it has an impact, which implies the formulation of strategies, decision-making, and implementation of actions that allow civic participation in society. The participative process addresses and solves a diversity of socio-economic, cultural and environmental problems with the aim of producing sustainable development and improving the quality of life of the population. A particular form of regional development, in which the resources and indigenous factors of territory are key to its social and economic development.

GCFIL believes in decolonizing international development through local capacity development. LCDP initiatives by GCFIL include:

  • Capacity building of local actors, and agencies through Systems Assessment and System Strengthening
  • Data and evidence-driven decision-making
  • Community-led Social Entrepreneurship Model

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