StewardFish Regional Capacity Building Strategy to Support Organizational Strengthening of Target Fisherfolk Organizations in the Caribbean
Building organizational capacity can be complex, dependent on several internal and external factors, and costly. Some capacities can be built in a relatively short period of time while other capacity areas require a medium- to long-term approach to be fully addressed. As such, this regional capacity building strategy recognizes that there is no one-size-fix-all approach and that StewardFish does not have all the resources or mandate to address all the organizational capacity needs identified in the FFOs. The strategy for addressing some of the FFOs highest priority capacity needs therefore depends on a multidimensional approach supported by StewardFish, the Mentors, and the FFOs themselves. StewardFish will employ the following strategies to deliver a tailored capacity building programme for the targeted FFOs: 1. training and coaching to enhance the capacity of Mentors to conduct organisational strengthening, who will in turn work directly with the targeted FFOs; 2. providing FFOs with tailored support for organizational capacity building through mentoring; 3. providing financial resources to the FFOs to address priority needs through a targeted micro-grant programme; 4. facilitating virtual peer exchanges among the seven target FFOs, and with other FFOs and CSOs in the Caribbean, where appropriate, to share experiences in addressing common priority needs; and 5. sharing resources including information with FFOs and Mentors on relevant organizational capacity building projects, programmes and initiatives being implemented in the Caribbean region for which they are eligible.