Sunday, December 4, 2011


Capacitance: the quantity of electricity that a battery can deliver under specified conditions. Apparently, in Thursday’s midday heat, registration was forced to shut down for several hours due to a power shortage. Overheating causing problems at a Climate Change Conference? Capacity: the facility or power to produce, perform, employ; the potential or suitability for holding, storing, or accommodating; the ability to receive or contain. 1991 marks the entrance of the phrase capacity building into the lexicon. Capacity building: a long-term multi-stakeholder process of development that involves a country’s human, scientific, technological, organizational, institutional and resource capabilities. The goal of capacity building is to tackle policy problems while considering the potential, limits, and needs of the people of the country concerned. The heat wave dissipated; today it’s too cold to swim. Just what are we capable of here? How much power can we assume?

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