Without strong local institutions and motivated staff, decentralization andhuman settlements reform will not deliver the desired developmentoutcomes. Yet, many local authorities and civil society organisations lackthe human resources required to meet urgent needs. Training and capacitybuilding is therefore a wise investment into the future sustainability of ourcities. The Training and Capacity Building Branch (TCBB) of UN-HABITATsupports national training institutions to build their capacity to implementinnovative programmes, focusing on local governance and sustainablehuman settlements development. Typical activities include training needsassessment, development of manuals, training of trainers, and impactevaluation. TCBB products have been successfully adapted and translatedinto over 20 languages.
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