Jovan Kurbalija   23 Feb 2012   Diplo Blog

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The terms ‘training’ and ‘capacity development’ are sometimes confused or used interchangeably.  E-diplomacy illustrates very well the difference between training and capacity development. Training is just one element of capacity development. It usually focuses on providing skills for specific problems (e.g. using Facebook or Twitter).  Capacity development encompasses a whole range of activities designed to empower individuals and institutions (including the analysis of policy contexts, awareness building, institutional adjustments, policy research, policy immersion and more). In Diplo programmes, training is embedded within a broad set of activities, carefully designed to take into account the local cultural, policy and organisational context.


  • MUSA ABDULAZIZ… (not verified), 01/22/2021 - 00:03

    Continuous learning is the best weapon that prepare an individual for a secured future and happy living

  • Kingsley Nwaka (not verified), 01/22/2021 - 00:03

    Dear Sir,
    Please sir can you help organize a workshop for Government functionaries in Nigeria.
    Looking forward for a good response.
    Your faithfully
    Kingsley Nwaka.
    Head of Operations
    Revenue mobilization and capacity development.

  • In reply to by Kingsley Nwaka (not verified)

    Dylan, 01/22/2021 - 00:03

    Dear sir,

    kindly send us an e-mail at

    diplo [at] diplomacy [dot] edu

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