Particular attention in Contextualized Proximity Mentorship is given to the capitalization of the specific knowledge and experiences of local organizations. Becoming aware of its own qualities and potentials, documenting and sharing them throughout the organization and with partners makes the organization a learning organization .

«  We never keep learnings to ourselves, this would be so selfish!  »

Participant at one of our workshops in November 2017 in Bangui (CAR)

Capitalization involves identifying, collecting and documenting the knowledge and experiences of the organization so that they are transferable and used by the staff in and between organizations:

1. Identify
This involves identifying and expressing key expertise and knowledge ;
2. Documenting
The key knowledge should be recorded so as not to disappear ;
3. Transferring
The key knowledge should be shared and transferred so that it can be used in and between organizations; ;
4. Update
The key knowledge must be constantly updated to take into account changes in the field and new learnings.

Knowledge Management

In order for an organization to progress and adapt to changes and to an evolving context that always requires new skills, it should become a learning organization. This is why it should engage in a process of longlife learning  materialized in knowledge management

This is why the organization should learn lessons from all its projects through Monitoring and evaluations to integrate the lessons learned in organisational knowledge. This corresponds to the PDCA cycle, especially the fourth phase of adjustment.

This is not a linear process, but an ongoing and participatory process.