Legacy of Apartheid:
- Unequal access to Education and Skills
- Unequal ownership and distribution of wealth
Results in two focus areas:
- Hard Skills development: Project management, financial management, meeting skills, marketing skills, production skills, Fair Trade Standards and systems etc.
These have to be understood in the broader context.
- Soft Skills development: Rights, Purpose of Fair Trade, globalisation and the world trade system, structure of the South African and world economy, lobbying, networking , policy etc.
Capacity Building AGM 2008
- AFIT’s approach to capacity building focuses on collective learning/information sharing, supported by training
- Capacity building has a number of different aspects to it including: training, exchange visits,
lobbying and advocacy, research, networking and solidarity nationally and internationally, bi-monthly newsletter, micro-loans…
- The 2008 AGM highlighted areas for capacity building in 2009
2009 Capacity Building
- 3 workshops for SFO’s & 3 for JB’s
- Training on Standards and Legislation
- Spending Premiums
- Hard skills
- 1 National Workshop
- 2 exchange visits
- Action Research
- Seminar and publications
- Newsletter and networking support (communication)
- Rights campaign