Sustainable Capacity Development
The Sustainable Capacity International Institute (SCII) is an international nongovernmental organization of subject matter experts specialized in sustainable capacity development. By centering sustainable institutional capacity development at the core of sustainable development, SCII utilizes an integrated approach between economic, social, environmental with human rights and institutional capacity. Since the 1987 Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), Our Common Future (the Brundtland Report), sustainability has been recognized as integral to economic development, social responsibility, natural capital, and, indirectly, to human rights. Sustainability has become a buzzword. Many use it without fully recognizing its roots on sustainable development. The utilization of an integrated capacity framework for achieving sustainable development is what drives the SCIInstitute in its programming activities, trainings and consultancies. Such an integrated framework is primarily systemic and holistic in its approach. It goes beyond narrow views of development separating access to economic capitals from the social, cultural, environmental and political factors necessary to achieve sustainable development.
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Instituting Sustainable Capacity
There are numerous organizations involved in international development and cooperation. Yet, very few have their mission and operation focused on building organizational and institutional capacity for self-reliance and sustainable development. Through a large network of professionals and partnering organizations the Sustainable Capacity International Institute (SCII) provides competent international development assistance to institutions and organizations in countries in transitions. Our European institute, along with its American counterpart the World Engagement Institute, involves academic institutions, international organizations, government agencies and non-state actors for implementing human rights based sustainable development for conflicts prevention, violence mitigation and restorative justice.
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The Need for Sustainable Capacity
“Over the past several years it has become clear that capacity building is central to the quest for sustainable development. Sustainable development is the goal. Capacity building is a means to achieving it." (UNEP)
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What is Sustainable Capacity
"Sustainable capacity is about building the essential legal, social, economic and institutional conditions which enable a country to achieve true peace and prosperity for its current and future generations" (Dr. Marco Tavanti, SCII).
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