Transforming information into shareable knowledge
Capitalisation takes tacit knowledge and information and uses written documents, CD-ROMs, websites, videos, conferences and debates, etc. to make it explicit and shareable.
This process is essential, in order to:
- remember experiences and retain knowledge
- support learning processes
- improve intervention strategies and methods
- communicate about actions and pass on skills
- share experiences.
The capitalisation process may relate to different levels of intervention – project, country or region – and specific intervention themes or sectors.