Capacity Building for Sustainable Development

By Sivaram Vemuri.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Capacity building to promote sustainable development is proving to be a formidable challenge. This paper builds on the experiences of two case studies from the remote, regional, cross-cultural context of Northern Australia. It identifies power, empowerment, participation and leadership as important aspects of capacity building for fostering sustainable development. The paper concludes by suggesting that capacity building for sustainable development must be reconceptualised and involve more than training people to engage in better participatory approaches for implementing development policies and programs.

Keywords: Capacity Building, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Knowledge, Participatory Approaches

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.87-98. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.197MB).

Sivaram Vemuri

ASssocaite Professor of Economics, School of Law & Business, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Sivaram Vemuri (Ram) received his Batchelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Arts from University of Bombay and his doctorate from University of Birmingham, Engalnd. Since 1976, Ram has worked in various academic institutions inclduing University of Birmingham (England), Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), Yarmouk Univeristy (Jordan), University of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). Currently he is Associate Professor of Economics at Charles Darwin University (Darwin). His research expertise is in the area of interdisciplinary environmental management, health care planning, macroeconomic management, Economic impact assessment and sustainable development, role of indigenous knowledge systems in decision making and Natural resource management including waste management.


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