Photography: Table Mountain by Arielle Davis
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela
At the UCLA Capacity Building Center, we are not just developing capacity; we are nurturing a global community of change-makers and innovators.
The UCLA Capacity Building Center, one of UCLA's more than 290 research centers, plays a unique role in cultivating impactful global partnerships. We synergize the expertise of academics, practitioners, and policymakers in a shared mission of co-learning and equal partnerships. Our aim is to strengthen both human and institutional capacities through reflective inquiry and strategic collaboration. Committed to advancing stakeholder participation and realizing the concept of local ownership as a tangible outcome, we focus on impactful changes that meaningfully improve lives. Our ultimate goal is to spark a wave of empowerment, connecting and strengthening communities around the common goal of prioritizing local solutions to local challenges.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
- James Baldwin