SASSCAL facilitates the development of capacity at the level of SASSCAL’s partners that include researchers, universities and research institutions, government departments,  intergovernmental organisations, the private sector and civil society. Following a value chain approach and guided by comprehensive skills audits, SASSCAL ventures into formal institutional and programmatic arrangements for capacity development in the region. These interventions, aimed to facilitate the production of a new generation of innovative knowledge workers, include short courses for members of SASSCAL’s governance structure to enhance the delivery competency, to full-time graduate programmes, the provision of scholarships and access to exchange  programmes, the establishment of research chairs, post-doctorate programmes and  mentoring, and the founding and strengthening of centres of excellence within the southern African region.