Empowering the organizations that empower citizens.
Civil society in Nicaragua had made considerable progress over the previous decade despite a challenging political environment. Although there had been notable advances, many civil society organizations (CSOs) faced challenges in organizational development, fundraising, community engagement, developing international alliances, and implementing effective advocacy strategies.
Through hands-on mentoring, capacity building, and grants, Dexis supported Nicaraguan CSOs to increase their institutional and advocacy capacity. Dexis provided intensive coaching, mentoring, and direct training to more than 20 CSOs to strengthen their organizational capacity using USAID’s human and institutional capacity development approach and a tailored organizational capacity assessment (OCA) tool. Based on the OCA results, Dexis created individualized training implementation plans for each CSO, increasing capacity in seven organizational development areas. Dexis managed a pool of grants, offering CSOs the ability to implement their organizational development plans, apply new tools for advocacy and networking, and engage the public in dialogue on common economic and social issues.