How to build community capacity.

This handbook has been created to support the understanding and effective application of community development.

Community development is one of several vital tools used in the building of the capacity in communities across Africa. Community capacity is an important consideration in community development as the process of community development itself often results in increased capacity.

Therefore, the two are interrelated but distinct. Combined or separate, they both have a great deal to do with developing potential and enhancing community living. This handbook was designed to look at community development, realising that capacity building and other processes often get confused with it.