Capacity Building for Sustainable Development in D’kar Community

  • Wapula N. RaditloanengEmail author
  • Morgen Chawawa


The chapter gives highlights of some of the actual activities that were undertaken by community members as part of Capacity building for sustainable development and they include the list below: Principles of Business Management; Records and Bookkeeping for Small Businesses; Poultry Management; Good Governance for Board of Trustees; Traditional Leaders, Restaurant Hotel Management; Hotel Management; Cooperative Management; Restaurant Management; Educational visit to a poultry farm in Botswana; Women, and Leadership and Economic Empowerment; Leadership and NGO Governance Training for Church Leaders and D’kar Elders Leadership and Board Management; Leadership and Strategic Planning for Businesses; Tourism Business Opportunities in Botswana; Customer Care and Marketing; Project Management, Opportunities in Tourism and Techniques of Game Farming. The trainees were councillors, staff and Village Development Committees. The chapter further makes a link between capacity building and sustainable development. One of the key reasons for the existence of poverty is lack of capacity by communities to design and engage in sustainable development projects. It should be noted however that not all problems associated with poor performance in entrepreneurship development are attributed to lack of capacity. However, based on the training needs assessment, it was observed that most of the previous efforts had failed due to lack of capacity to sustain successful enterprises.


Educational visit Poor performance Needs assessment Capacity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Department of Adult EducationUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana
  2. 2.Botho UniversityGaboroneBotswana

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