Anchored from an action-learning approach, PILCD's Capacity Development of community-based organizations and self-help groups is a continuing training program geared at building people’s capabilities to be active participants in the development of their communities. Themes and topics are but not limited to: organizational and leadership development; negotiations and conflict management; local governance and participation; livelihood skills enhancement and micro-enterprise development; gender relations; environmental protection and sustainable development; local history and cultural literacy; democracy, peace and human rights.
It is characterized by a serialized learning activities based on the identified organizational or community needs and issues - which then serves as an anchor point for the development of the programs contents and methodologies. It has an on-the-job training component to provide not only theoretical and structured learning experience but actual field application of the participants learning experience.
Training content includes the following:
The Bayoyo Ladies Circle Association - a women’s organization in Bayoyo vilage, barangay Buyacaoan, Buguias, Benguet - successfully installed a community water system.
The project was acquired by the community from the Direct Assistance Program (DAP) of the Australian Embassy through a project proposal developed and written by the women group themselves during the courseof their training program.
A mothers organization in Taba-ao village in Buguias, Benguet established a hog raising and dispersal project.
The project is an outcome of their participation in the training on capacity development. They were able to develop and write their own project scheme during the course of their training.