Participatory and sustainable development and poverty eradication bot require the participation of affected local communities and their associations. This capacity is often wanting and needs to be strengthened and consolidated for any meaningful and genuine involvement of local communities and associations in their own development.
Projects aim to increase the voice and bargaining power of local communities and their associations by nesting them and linking them to higher level organisations. Communities and their organisations will be trained in policy influencing and self-advocacy, leadership, financial management, business development, fundraising and resource mobilization, governance, group dynamics, organisational management, alliance building and networking. Perimart Internationalís organisational capacity will be built under this programme in order to grow the organisation and its programmes.