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Who We Are

Capacity and Development Services (CAPDEV) is a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-National Developmental entity committed to contributing to Africa’s development by providing strategic support through capacity strengthening, capacity building and training, applied research, development strategic planning, development management, technical assistance, mobilisation of partnerships and coordination to institutions and countries, working on development issues in Africa.

We are based in South Africa and engaged in continent-wide development issues in Africa; collaborating and supporting the lead work of Africa’s key continental organizations as well as international/United Nations system, partner organizations, and Civil Society/Non-Governmental organizations such as (insert a link).


CAPDEV believes that the time has come to draw on the many decades of development practice experiences in Africa, as a basis for generating innovative and contextualized approaches for taking Africa’s human development agenda to the next level. We are dedicated to strengthening human and institutional capacity of development organizations, development practitioners and stakeholder groups in Africa in a number of ways involving strategic work on key themes and issues.

Africa is richly endowed with natural resources as well as human capacity, including in particular a vibrant youth population and a rich gender mix. While one of the missing-link challenges has been the issue of capacity, the current situation provides a unique opportunity to unlock Africa’s human and organizational capacity, development management expertise and ownership; including strengthening the abilities of development-focused organizations to plan and undertake their work effectively.