This program started on November 2014 with the objective of strengthening the technical and financial capacities of CSOs, under the premise that there is a direct correlation between their organizational development levels and their potency to be influential actors in public and social affairs.
Esquel joined the program executed in partnership with Counterpart International, a U.S. based NGO, to facilitate processes related to the capacity-strengthening component and contribute to the Ecuadorian civil society in the building of a more democratic, responsible, and solidary community.
Currently, Esquel works with 12 civil society organizations in Quito and Guayaquil, providing technical assistance in the formulation of tailored organizational development, sustainability, and advocacy plans; building capacities; facilitating experience exchanges; and promoting the diffusion of lessons learnt, tools, methodologies and other pertinent instruments for CSOs’ work.
In the framework of this program, the Esquel’s Collective Intelligence Latin-American Center has been created (CLIC in Spanish acronym) as an initiative to technically support CSOs, communities, groups, and individuals. Esquel CLIC offers CSOs, tools tailored to their particular organizational needs, and develops capacity building and strengthening processes through videoconferences, e-learning and presential courses, and other technical assistance.
This virtual capacity-building/strengthening tool is available at: www.esquelclic.org