Capacity Building and Evaluation (CABE) generates knowledge from a common field of interest under the title: Capacity Building. The term is defined as any action and reflection that contributes to change and improve individuals, organizations, or systems opportunity to reach own goals and create own conditions for development. Capacity Building is about organizational learning, creativity, innovation, co-production and co-creation, evaluation, and relational capacity.
CABE is a group characterized by diversity, where every member contributes with valuable perspectives on research, which creates the possibility of working with scientific problems from multiple angles. Knowledge in the group is intertwined, not only across individuals in the group, but also regarding the research that is conducted, and the educations that are handled by the group.
CABE has a playful, aesthetic, democratic and co-operational approach, where knowledge is created with and for certain individuals, groups, or organizations. CABE continuously works with exploring new ways and make creative choices to develop both methods and tools, that contributes to capacity building in organizations and to achieve the research-based goals of the group. CABE contributes to AAU’s adjustment to mission-driven research, with cooperation with organizations and groups to solve bigger societal issues. CABE’s approach to research contributes to different methods and involvement of different user groups and organizations in the research. CABE develops PLB-based knowledge that affects multiple aspects of what is conducted related to research, education, and dissemination of knowledge, both nationally and internationally.