Capacity building, as with all other societal endeavors, is central to The GLOCAL. Self-sustaining communities exhibit many benefits: The obvious internal contribution to the community, where communities of practice reinvest knowledge gained from the outside in order to further build the community; alleviating the need for external investment of resource, where an increasing development of capacities within the target community require a decreasing level of outside contributions, and hence a lessening burden on outside input; the opportunity for those new leaders to self-develop, by teaching those within the target community; the opportunity for those within the target community to address issues in the target community, more effectively than would outsiders; the critical engagement of target communities by negotiating the learned skills for contextual and hence target community use.

The capacity building efforts of The GLOCAL have spanned many years, and have been directed at skills such as communication, leadership, community involvement, conflict resolution, life education (disease, sexuality, significance of family, food security), depression coping skills, professional practice, using technology. However, The GLOCAL capacity building courses have aimed to implement anthropological methods to educate and train in several localities globally, and as such, communication, cultural awareness, cultural symbolism, socialization, and extended participation in communities are fields central to the GLOCAL contribution to these communities.

The Projects

Jijenge Academy, Nairobi, Kenya

Ky Quang 2 Temple and Orphanage, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Asir Principality, Asir, Saudi Arabia

Institute of Cultural Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam

Jogjakarta Muhamadia University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

UNESCO, Global

ASEAN Headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia

Order or Mother Teresa, Vatican