York St John University
My main activities as a Capacity Building Consultant, during the last fifteen years, have been with Technical Assistance projects which are financed and implemented by foreign countries either in the form of multilateral (e.g. United Nations and the European Commission) or bilateral (e.g. Germany) Aid. These projects have been attempting to assist the recipient countries (e.g. Lebanon and Iraq) to strengthen their capacities in managing the targeted sectors (e.g. Water and Environment).
Working with different donors within varied projects’ structure in crisis and post conflict situations, resulted in wide exposure to adopted strategies at the design and implementation phases which allowed for comparison and therefore identification of eventual gaps that deserve attention.
Keywords: International Development, Knowledge for Development, Capacity Building, Training, Middle East