The Knowledge Production Department (KPD) facilitates regular capacity building initiatives for members of staff. Activities are aimed at supporting staff development in various institution- and self-identified areas. Capacity building refers to in-house activities aimed at enhancing employees' skills and strengthening their knowledge and capabilities in order to support personal development and individuals' capacity to effectively contribute to the achievement of the institution's goals and objectives.
ACCORD members of staff in the Durban office participate in an internal staff seminar
KPD-hosted capacity building initiatives include internal staff seminars on topical peace and conflict issues; research presentations and discussions; and research and writing workshops. The department also supports staff participation in relevant conferences, trainings and meetings.
Capacity building is also achieved through the recruitment and appointment of Research Interns and Junior and Senior Research Fellows, and supporting these individuals to develop their research and writing skills, as they contribute to and enhance the institution's research capacity and outputs.