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.
Many BIPOC social purpose organizations cannot sustain a vision, galvanize support and qualify for the funding necessary to carry out their mandates.
Hence, the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities continue to suffer from systemic marginalization and a lack of opportunities to enhance the social well-being of the BIPOC communities successfully.
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.