Capacity is often understood as a transfer of information and knowledge, assuming that learning is mainly a question of access to knowledge and competence In our experience, people do not just make rational choices based on information and arguments. There are also emotional and complex issues at play related to social patterns of behaviour, beliefs, mind-sets and organisational cultures.

We practise capacity development through Learning Labs, spaces where people can interact and learn new and innovative methodologies for project management, leadership, system thinking and participatory approaches.


  • Strategic Planning, Theory of Change and Power Analysis
  • Participatory methodologies training
  • Facilitation skills workshops
  • Particpatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning trainings

Participatory M&E in Nature Conservation in Russia.

WWF Russia, Coalition Clean Baltic, WWF Sweden

TrainingLast winter the Transformancy team facilitated a Participatory Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Training in Saint Petersburg for the Barents-Baltic Nature and People Programme Funded by the Swedish Government and co-implemented by WWF Sweden, WWF Russia, and other partners. The training was aimed to strengthen partners´ capacity on the use of participatory methods for effective stakeholder engagement.

This was achieved by providing an experiential knowledge on participatory, human rights-based and gender sensitive qualitative and quantitative techniques for data collection, with a focus on behavioural change assessment tools.


Several reflections of participants during post-workshop webinars make us think that some have experienced a mind-set shift around the importance of qualitative information in behavioural change processes. The famous sentence “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted” seems to be applicable to the learning journeys of some participants.