UN/ISDR - UN Office for DRR [ 15 January 2009 ]
The combination of all the strengths, attributes and resources available within a community, society or organization that can be used to achieve agreed goals.
Comment: Capacity may include infrastructure and physical means, institutions, societal coping abilities, as well as human knowledge, skills and collective attributes such as social relationships, leadership and management. Capacity also may be described as capability. Capacity assessment is a term for the process by which the capacity of a group is reviewed against desired goals, and the capacity gaps are identified for further action.
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