HUMAN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
Developing « capacities » of individuals, organisations and systems reuqires a precise analysis of (learning) needs, structures and contexts. Thus, In most cases, the right « HCD mix » is essential. This can include blended learning options for managers, toolbox design, coaching, joint learning journeys (JLJs), expert inputs etc. For « tailor made » capacity development in developmental contexts, the HCD-team from the Steinbeis Consulting Centers is recommended; for measures in the field of « Migration & Integration », the Bonner Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelles Lernen as well as cooperations with the academy of the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit were mutually inspiring. Some examples:
- Employees of the HR-Department of the Office of the President of East Timor expressed the wish to network internationally and to develop a human resources development strategy; together with experts from the German BaKöV, the Office of the President in Berlin and the GIZ, we then designed and implented an intensive workretreat « capacities to build capacities » (Presidencia 2014)
- Lecturers in Good Governance projects in Eastern Africa complained that their courses didn’t get the necessary attention from participants. The content was well thought out, however the methodology needed to be optimised. State-of-the-art adult education techniques were the key, a series of training of trainers in modern methodology (TOT) the format (InWEnt 2010).
- Following a detailed HCD study in Indonesia (GIZ 2012), we conducted tailor-made management training courses with culturally sensitive case studies on regional forest and climate protection for key actors in the forest education system.
- The same applied to cooperation with civil affairs officers in Haiti (UN, 2011), the development of a capacity building roadmap for the Indonesian Ministry of Finance (MOF, 2012), leadership development in Timor Leste (World Bank 2008), capacity works applications in the Indo-German energy programme (IGEN 2014) and method-qualification for facilitators in Azerbaijan (GIZ: 2014) as well as the qualitative focus-group techniques for migration researchers (BICC: 2019): Initially, « training needs » are articulated — followed by the challenge to design capacity development measures in such a way that adult learners reflect on previous patterns,work out new options for action and co-construct alternatives with their partners/clients.
- Monitoring scientific studies serve as quality assurance. In cooperation with GIZ and the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg (HVF 2020), for example, human capacity development is also systematically researched in the context of migration governance (HCD4MG).