Welcome to the Capacity.org communities page. This page is still very much a 'work-in-progress' that we aim to gradually populate with short descriptions and links to active practitioner networks working on diverse capacity-development themes . If you are part of a community of practice that is not listed here and that fits under one or more of the topics covered on this website, we would love to hear from you. Please click here to send a message to our web editor.
Active Learning Network on Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Assistance (ALNAP) is a unique, sector-wide network that brings together the major actors involved in international responses to conflicts and natural disasters. Established in 1997, following the multi-agency evaluation of the Rwanda genocide, ALNAP is a collective response dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability.
The Change Alliance: Using stakeholder processes and complexity thinking in governing for sustainability and social justice
The Change Alliance is an emerging global network of organizations joining forces to increase the effectiveness of the multi-stakeholder processes in which they engage. Its aim is to help improve the quality of the design, dialogue, learning, and facilitation, on which these processes depend. The logic of the Alliance is that complex problems demand a new dynamic of how governments, citizens, business and civil society organizations work together. The Alliance facilitates a NING online learning platform with interesting discussions, a Q&A section, blogs and announcements from members.
SEEP is a global network of over 130 international practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems. Members are active in 170 countries and support nearly 90 million entrepreneurs and their families. The SEEP Community connects microenterprise practitioners from around the world to develop practical guidance and tools, build capacity, and help set standards to advance a common vision: a sustainable income in every household.
PG Exchange is a global online platform for knowledge development, sharing and learning on participatory governance (PG). An initiative of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the aim of the platform is to empower citizens to participate in processes of public decision-making that affect their lives. The platform brings together a global community of participatory governance practitioners and experts through a variety of online discussion groups. Among the resources available on the PG Exchange portal are a wide range of participatory governance practices and tools and an online calendar of participatory governance events around the globe. Click here to join the community of practice and/or learn more.
SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning, is a network of communities of inquiry and practice focused on concepts, tools, and methodologies that create the capacity for profound innovation and change.
All communities are committed to SoL's principles, but vary in terms of focus, activities, and membership criteria. SoL's minimal infrastructure is designed to provide basic coordination among the communities while allowing for easy movement of people and information throughout the network. Organizational, Consultant, and Research memberships to the SoL community are granted by application and are based on interests and expertise. Individual Connections Membership is open to the public.
SoL was formed in April of 1997 to continue the work of MIT's Center for Organizational Learning (1991-1997). Peter Senge, author of the The Fifth Discipline: the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization is its founding Chairman.
The Nature & Poverty Knowledge and Learning Network (Natureandpoverty.net) brings together 17 Dutch-based conservation, developmental and research organisations and their respective extensive NGO networks in the South. The objective of the online platform is to increase understanding and effective action on the linkage between nature and poverty, and to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, impact and the sustainability of field projects and interventions you and your organisation are involved in, and thereby of the participating organisations themselves.
The Knowledge Brokers’ Forum (KBF) is a
collaborative space to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination around intermediary work in
international development. KBF is managed by the I-K-Mediary Network with funding support from
Research Matters - a collaboration between the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and
the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - and the UK Department for International