The Agency will provide capacity building assistance through training (skills building), information transfer, and technology transfer to improve access to and utilization of various services
¨ Agency delivers expert advice to key personnel on how to accomplish a task or series of tasks with the intent that the activity will be carried out by the recipient of the advice.
¨ Consultation may be provided telephonically, on-site, electronically, or through written documents
¨ Agency facilitates the enhancement of skill sets of key personnel who carry out core functions within the organization or social group
¨ Delivered through training of staff, board, trainers, and volunteers.
Information & Technology Transfer
¨ Provides, collects, packages and disseminates information to the recipients in a culturally appropriate manner.
¨ Information may be disseminated orally, or through newsletters, technical reports, conference announcements, web sites, batch faxes, etc.
¨ Agency facilitates access to products, methodologies, or techniques that increase capacity.
¨ Agency and recipients may collaborate to adapt technology, methodologies, or techniques to fit local culture and conditions
¨ Development of a culturally sensitive training curriculum
¨ Adoption of a new intervention method.
These services are provided using two logical frameworks:
1. Individual Level
¨ General knowledge of available services
¨ Stigma elimination skills to eliminate socio-cultural barriers
¨ Assessment skills (i.e., moderating focus groups)
¨ Motivational skills to improve access to and utilization of services
2. Community Level
¨ Strategic Planning to organize community wide efforts to improve access to services.
¨ Network and coalition development.
¨ Community education to eliminate barriers and improve access to services and programs
¨ Community assessments (such as community readiness and community mapping).