Facilition from A to Z

“In other words – ABC of facilitation”

“In other words” the ABC of non-formal education, facilitation and training theory aims to give an orientation in the diversity of those educational terms which are either hardly used in their actual meaning or are being ignored because of their ambiguity. The publication also provides a more detailed description of a few approaches which should help practicing facilitators to design their learning processes in a more effective and holistic way.
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Capacity Building Materials
– DIY Toolbox

This is a Do It Yourself Toolkit for capacity building. It aims to support civil society actors, initiatives and civil society organizations to develop their working structures to act, collaborate and create impact in times of complexity and uncertainty.

The Toolbox gives you as a team of an organization, initiative, or as an informal group the possibility to explore and work on a real capacity building need of your organization or group.

There are a million different challenges organizations may face. This Toolbox focuses on eight selected themes, which deal with some of the most frequent challenges of civil society organizations. In order to prioritize which theme(s) to work on, your team can use the Toolbox to find your specific capacity building need.

There are different ways to work with this Toolbox. Use what you need! You can implement a tailor-made workshop to address and solve your capacity building need.

These workshops are called “Paths”. Each Path outlines a recommended sequence of activities, discussions, and exercises to guide you through a fruitful development process, all of which can be adjusted to your team’s specific needs. Most Paths assume that you will invest a day to work on a theme. You can also create your own Path from the Toolbox or try out individual methods one at a time.

You can find links to the different parts of the Toolbox below.

For more information please also check the Tools For Citizens website.

The Toolbox

The Toolbox contains different methods, tools and Paths. Just click on one of the links below to discover the content of the Toolbox. We recommend you to start with the Facilitators Guide to understand how the Toolbox works.

Facilitators Guide

How to prepare a Capacity Building Workshop. Download the Facilitators Guide on the Tools For Citizens website.

Method Cards

Method Cards outlining step-by-step of how to work on specific issues and tasks. Download the Method Cards on the Tools For Citizens website.


Worksheets to fill in with your results. Download the Worksheets on the Tools For Citizens website.

Background Papers

Background Papers providing useful conceptual information. Download the Background Papers on the Tools For Citizens website.

Path Canvas

Path Canvas which helps you to document findings and agreements along the steps of a Path. Download the Path Canvas on the Tools For Citizens website.


Paths suggesting workshop outlines for each of the themes. Download the Paths on the Tools For Citizens website.

About Mosta9bali

Mosta9bali is a program which aims to empower youth to become problem solvers in their own local communities, drive positive change through diversity, and shape the future of Tunisia as a democratic and inclusive community.

Mosta9bali is a collaboration between MitOst e.V. (Berlin, Germany), Gabes Action (Gabes, Tunisia), and AJEM-Association Jlij pour l’Environment Marin (Djerba, Tunisia).

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