CURE capability lies in its capacity building work in the areas of poverty reduction, development of slums and low income settlements, community mobilization and participatory learning and pro poor policy and reform. In particular, CURE focuses on training in the use of PLA tools for community mobilization, participation and assessment. Other focus areas for capacity building in CURE include gender empowerment, gender based development and budgeting, and CBIS. CURE’s approach to capacity building is hands-on and experiential through participatory workshops.
CURE has helped build city capacities for sustainable urban livelihood development (hyperlink to CAP total livelihoods approach and Bhagidari Ajeevika programme), total sanitation development (hyperlink CAP), access to water supply (hyperlink DJB) etc. CURE has strengthened capacities of government officials,
NGOs and community trainers (hyperlink to Oxfam), sensitizing them to urban poor issues in city development planning.
CURE has a core team of field facilitators with competency in use of PLA tools for qualitative and quantitative information collection and community mobilization.