Capacity in BIPOC Communities

Within the BIPOC communities, the need for capacity building is enormous as many community members are either unemployed or underemployed due to a lack of capacity.

According to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Capacity-building is defined as developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Addressing Capacity Building Initiatives

Inefficient new immigrant resettlement processes often lead to unemployment or under-employment, which translates to low income, food insecurity, mental health problems, family crisis, housing problems, and the increasing poverty rate among the BIPOC communities.

Reduce systemic marginalization of BIPOC communities.

Enhance the social well-being of BIPOC communities across Canada.

Create opportunities for sustainable growth and prosperity within BIPOC communities.

Capacity in BIPOC Communities

An essential ingredient in capacity-building is a transformation generated and sustained over time from within; transformation of this kind goes beyond performing tasks to changing mindsets and attitudes.

According to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 17: Revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, the United Nations is committed to the transformation from within.

Hence, the goal of capacity building is for community transformation within the cultural context of that community.

KAF’s approach to cultural appropriation of capacity building and social transformation fits perfectly into the U.N. Goal 17, which includes targets for capacity-building, including increasing technology and innovation in the least developed countries or marginalized minority communities, improving data collection and monitoring for the achievement of the S.D.G.s.

Universities and research institutes such as Kingdom Acts Foundation (KAF) Research Institute can serve as capacity-building centers through research, innovation, and data collection and analysis.

KAF’s capacity-building programming empowers members of the BIPOC communities to become resilient, resourceful, and competent while collaborating with other visible groups, government agencies, social purpose organizations, and corporate entities to enhance the social well-being of the members of the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities.

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