This is one of a series of three handbooks that form part of the C.A.P.E. Partners Toolbox and that will guide project developers and their practitioners through the full project cycle. It is based on the excellent guides published by Olive Publications, adapted for application in the C.A.P.E. context and includes relevant actual case studies that characterise the efforts of C.A.P.E. partners in building capacity that will result in benefits to biodiversity and the communities of the Cape Floristic Region. This is an excellent tool for all institutions and individuals involved in conservation.