Capacity Development

The Ultimate Goals

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The ultimate goal of the Capacity Development is support organisations, especially NGOs develop more effective and efficient ways of implementing their programs

Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication not only specialises in Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) but undertakes Capacity development activities. The Capacity Development activities aim at better enabling organizations and individuals make significant impact in their different fields.

In line with its strategic plan and Resource Mobilization Strategy Pakachere identified core areas of its Capacity Development Strategy which are SBCC and Organisation Development (OD). The ultimate goal of the Capacity Development is support organisations, especially NGOs develop more effective and efficient ways of implementing their programs.

Pakachere Capacity Development activities are demand driven and respond to actual needs of client organizations. Some previous successful activities include supporting establishment of first female sex workers alliance in Malawi, conducting applied research into barriers towards adopting acceptable behaviours, training institutions in SBCC and Management. Pakachere was key in developing the capacity of the leadership with various skills in leadership, management and Behavioural Change.

Pakachere has also developed capacities of individuals in SBCC and supported institutions community and national level implement behavioural change interventions. From supporting individuals and institutions develop research skills to equipping them with skills in designing SBCC interventions Pakachere has curved a niche is developing models that have brought about behavior change at both organization and community level.

Over and above these achievements, Pakachere has again managed to support organisations with strategic documents and these documents range from strategic plans to Communication and Advocacy Strategies.

Currently the unit has experts in SBCC, Program and Finance Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Organisation Development.

Services Offered

Organisation Capacity Assessment


Change Management Interventions

Development of Strategic Documents

Partnership and Collaboration

Our collaboration with local and international partners helps us to be the best at what we do

Learn About our Projects

  • Improving Community Capacity to Prevent Under-Nutrition

    USAID funded project aimed at reducing prevalence of stunting in children under the age five in Lilongwe and Mchinji districts, as well as improve household agricultural productivity to reduce rural poverty....

  • HIV Self Testing Africa (STAR)

    About the STAR Project The project seeks to pilot and evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of HIV self-testing (HIVST) among different target populations in Malawi. The project also seeks to generate information about how products for HIVST can be distributed effectively, ethically and efficiently. In...

  • Promoting Malaria Prevention Knowledge Among Children in Mchinji District

    The 3-year Malaria behavioral change communication Project is being implemented in Mchinji District in TAs Dambe, Mlonyeni and Mavwere in 4 Education Zones: Kapiri, Kamwendo, Pinda and Nkhwazi. The project is using a comprehensive set of Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) interventions aimed at...

  • Linkages Project

    LINKAGES is a 5-year USAID funded key population project being implemented in Malawi. Pakachere IHDC is implementing the project in Blantyre and Mangochi Districts in Malawi. The project is implementing a set of interventions to reduce HIV transmission among Female Sex Workers (FSW) and improve...