The HCPD provide capacity building and technical support to promote durable solutions for local service delivery and infrastructure development Capacities of state and local authorities were reinforced and gender-balanced stakeholders’ participation promoted for regional and urban planning in Darfur’s five states and Blue Nile state. Specifically human and technical capacity of local authorizes was built in the fields of planning concepts, techniques and tools, as well as in using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and conducting surveys. The skills acquired through training have facilitated a smooth and effective participation of the stakeholders in the formulation of the regional plan. Women participation has reached a 40% share in the training which is significant under a situation of cultural sensitivity.