Capacity Development

Athari network members have extensive experience in capacity development. We work with teams to enable them to better plan and manage initiatives towards the intended outcomes and impacts. This includes training and technical advisory support.

Examples of our experiences in capacity development are listed below. For more information, do get in touch with us on athariadmin@athariadvisory.co.ke.

Work Experiences

Outcome Mapping – Tailor made training on using progress markers for planning, monitoring and evaluation for FOS programme in Latin America   (2016)
Client: Fonds Voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking Socialistische Solidariteit
Geographical Scope: Regional (Latin America)
Athari Expert: Natalia Ortiz

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Managing for Impact –  Co-facilitator of for the Managing for Impact (M4I) course to  strengthen the capacity of CLEAR partners in Central America to apply M4I in their daily work practice (2015)
Client: Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), CLEAR center for Latin America – CIDE
Geographical Scope: Regional (Latin America)
Athari Expert: Natalia Ortiz

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Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – Co-facilitator of 3-week training course in the Netherlands for international participants (2008)
Client: Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI)
Geographical Scope: Global
Athari Expert: Mine Pabari


Design and implement Project Guidelines & Standards; Project Lifecycle and Project IT Portal for IUCN. This led to the definition and standardization of business processes across multiple departments (i.e. Finance, Legal, Procurement, Environmental and Social Safeguards), the population of an online database (ca. 500 projects with ca. 100 data points per project), the design and delivery of capacity building for project management globally and accreditation under the Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund as an implementing agency.
Geographical Scope: Global
Athari Expert: Alex Moiseev


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Designing & using strategic evaluations for organizational strengthening – Designed, managed and ensured use of key strategic evaluations for IUCN, including four organization wide external reviews, a governance review and programme reviews of thematic programmes (Environmental Law, Species, Marine, Forests, Water, World Heritage, Protected Areas, Business & Biodiversity) and regional programmes (Asia, Eastern Africa, West Africa, Mediterranean, Europe, Meso-America, Caribbean and Mexico, South America).  Each strategic evaluation led to the preparation and implementation of a formal management response.
Development Partner(s): Development Assistance Partners from Denmark, Finland, France, MAVA, Korea, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland
Geographical Scope:  Global & Regional
Athari Expert: Alex Moiseev

Action Learning of the IUCN Landscapes and Livelihoods Programme, leading the community-based learning processes, providing training and facilitating learning processes around Forest Landscape Restoration (2007-2010)
Resource: Improving access to forest resources Experiences in informal tenure reform from IUCN’s Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy
Client: Central American Women’s Fund
Geographical Scope: Continental – Africa
Athari Expert:Edmund Barrow