Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building
CSP’s technical assistance/capacity building component complements the program’s community support, workforce development, and wastewater management activities by ensuring that recipients of assistance possess the know-how, skills, and tools to maximize the impact and sustainability of USAID investments.
CSP profiles municipalities, civil society organizations (CSOs), and other local actors to identify organizational and technical gaps that may limit the delivery of essential services to the community and reduce economic opportunities. CSP then designs and delivers a range of customized on-the-job trainings and other assistance in partnership with relevant Lebanese CSOs, private sector entities, think tanks, universities, and research institutions.
Technical assistance/capacity building activities range from market linkage trainings for agricultural and business cooperatives (COOPs) to fire-hazard and emergency evacuation trainings for staff in schools that received equipment and infrastructure upgrades under CSP’s community support component.
Areas of capacity building support include wastewater management, economic growth, science, technology and innovation, safety and security, energy conservation, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.