Local Capacity Development: Concepts, Approaches and Best Practices
This free online course from the University of Florida provides researchers with an introduction to the field of Local Capacity Development. The course, Local Capacity Development: Concepts, Approaches and Best Practices, is comprised of 5 video sessions in either English or French.
This course is supported by Florida’s extension service, provided by the university’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Participants can earn a certificate of completion.
- Video 1 will present what "local capacity development" means within our organization, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems.
- Video 2 will introduce the concepts of systems analysis and thinking.
- Video 3 will clarify considerations and best practices for choosing a training program that has a strong LCD component, such as the training of trainers (or TOT) approach.
- Video 4 will focus on network building as an approach to capacity development.
- Video 5 will share best practices to linking research with education, research with extension, research with practice, research with policy, and vice versa.
Instructions on how to enroll
Please visit the page of the course on Engaging Stakeholders for enrollment instructions in English and French.
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is part of Feed the Future
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This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.