GIZ offers Capacity WORKS Training to Partners in India

India. Participants Capacity Works Training © GIZ

For the first time, GIZ offered Capacity WORKS Training to partners in India. As a founding partner of the India Backbone Implementation Network (IbIn), GIZ extended Capacity WORKS – its management model for sustainable development – to twenty participants, representing the IbIn-cell and some of IbIn’s key partners like the World Bank, Tata Group and the National Skill Development Council, among others. The Capacity WORKS Training was held from 1-5 May 2014 in New Delhi.

IbIn was launched by the Planning Commission, Government of India as an independent movement to improve implementation of policies, projects and programmes necessary for accelerating inclusive and faster growth.

Capacity WORKS, which operationalises GIZ’s approach to managing and steering complex projects and programmes, will equip this movement with the tools and skills essential to setting up cooperation systems and operating within them. This, in turn, will help the movement to align stakeholders and build consensus among them to address implementation challenges.

A key outcome of this training is the new India-centric manual based on Capacity WORKS, which will build on the feedback received from the participants. Due for release in September 2014, this manual will serve as a guide to setting up such cooperation networks in India.

According to Siddharth Coelho, a young professional working at the Planning Commission, “Capacity WORKS is a unique ‘language’ for anyone working in a multi-stakeholder environment.”

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