Sustainable Development and quality service delivery cannot occur without adequate trained personnel; whether in management and administration, technical services or community development.  UPIMAC has extensive experience in undertaking capacity building activities like training, undertaking capacity needs assessment, drawing up training plans and carrying out other human resource development capacity initiatives that lead themselves to meeting the needs of clients in various sectors and levels.  In internalizing and applying the guiding principles of a capacity building strategy in any sector. Our consultants are aware that the effectiveness of any capacity building  strategy relies on a shared understanding  of the following guiding principles:
•    Need for coordination;
•    Build on existing efforts and best practices;
•    Demand Driven Approach i.e. designed according to the different needs of the institution;
•    Intervention should be outcome based aimed at achieving certain pre-determined level of capacity for the institution beyond which the institution should be able to function on its own;
•    Monitoring mechanism development of monitoring tools to measure capacity development of the institution;
•    Facilitation role is very important for strengthening the sense of ownership of the capacity building process by other stakeholders, which is a pre-requisite for success;
•    Sustainability, raising program awareness, attracting funding, building advocates and stakeholders, engaging partners and gaining the necessary institutional and human resources capacity;
•    Lastly, integration. The three elements of capacity building (Individual, institutional and environmental) are all related and integrated aiming at targeting and addressing challenges at all the three levels.