Informal capacity building definition

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Definition of informal capacity building:
Informal capacity building is the creation of structures and networks which allow access to information on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and builds understanding of ICZM in stakeholders who would not seek education and training in ICZM through formal routes.

These structures and networks also create significant extra capacity for knowledge increase amongst ICZM practitioners themselves.

Informal Capacity Building involves Awareness Raising by incorporating ICZM issues into onsite coastal interpretation
This is the common definition for informal capacity building, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Informal capacity building is very important because it serves to create a critical mass of understanding amongst stakeholders outside the immediate community of ICZM practitioners. It creates broad access for stakeholders that cannot be achieved through the Formal Capacity Building route.

See also: Informal Capacity Building