Capacity Building

Building up Human Potential

A core principle behind the USPCASW program is the belief that the best way to help people is training them to help themselves. Capacity building has a multiplier effect through a dynamic process of transferring skills and knowledge. Steve Burian, the Director of the USPCASW program at the University of Utah, explains "Our site missions are designed to increase the leadership, management, and technical capacity of our partners." Person-to-person contact and sustained coordination are crucial for long-term results. Capacity building is not a quick fix. It is an investment in human potential.