Capacity Development

The educational White Paper of 1997 emphasised the importance of integrating community engagement into higher education in South Africa. This White Paper called on higher education institutions to demonstrate their commitment to social transformation by making available the expertise in these institutions to address the challenges faced by the community.

FPD has interpreted this mandate through a focus on developing capacity in the broader South African community including government, academia and civil society. As a result FPD dedicates substantial funding and staff to these activities. The following departments under the Technical Assistance Cluster focus their work predominantly on achieving this mandate.

Technical Assistance
Programme Evaluation Unit
Gender-Based Violence Project
The Lighthouse Project
Tshwane Mayoral AIDS Council (TMAC)
CEE 360