Human and Institutional Capacity Development
The company works at a variety of different levels to support human capacity development. This includes working with and supporting individuals and institutions (e.g. government administrations and fishing organisations), strengthening sector capacity, and enhancing the wider enabling environment through support for good governance. Poseidon were the key authors of FAO's Fisheries Circular on 'Human Capacity Development in Fisheries' (2004). Our approach is based firmly on participatory needs assessment, and careful specification of delivery mechanisms to meet client needs. Recent work has included both field-based activities and normative work on capacity development issues. Poseidon's approach to any of their projects involving institutional capacity-building is highly participatory and designed to ensure long-term improvements in organisational capabilities.