Who is eligible to access UNSM Capacity Development services?
Generally, UNSM Capacity Development services is limited to UNSM member communities.
More specifically, our UNSM member band councils and administration offices. However, UNSM may host sessions such as events, conferences, training sessions that may not be limited to UNSM member communities and that may be open to all or specific community members.
UNSM member communities are:
The main function of UNSM’s Capacity Development services is to assist communities strengthen their governance capacity through knowledge transfer and advisory support.
What is governance capacity development?
Generally, governance capacity development strengthens institutions’ and governments’ capacity to govern themselves. This includes First Nations governments and administrations. Governance capacity development is based on the core functions of First Nations governments.
What are the core functions of First Nations governments?
There are ten core functions of First Nations governments.
Government capacity development helps strengthen these functions through knowledge transfer and advisory support. Governance capacity development activities are based on the community’s governance capacity needs and priorities. To identify priority areas, Capacity Development services work with UNSM communities to develop the capacity development departmental plan.
How does governance capacity relate to self-governance?
For Indigenous communities, good governance practices lay the foundation for self-determination and self-governance.
What are some examples of UNSM Capacity Development services in governance capacity development?
UNSM Capacity Development services provides governance capacity development through knowledge transfer and advisory support, such as (but not limited to):
Governance capacity development activities are based on the community’s governance capacity needs and priorities.