In order to enable communities to access and share information through Maarifa centres, ALIN continuously builds the capacities of infomediaries to support both dissemination and capture of information about innovations and best practices from communities. Capacity building is done either directly or through partners. Areas of capacity building include thematic workshops on skills in writing and production of multimedia clips; exchange visit to learn best practices and local innovations.
To promote local level networking ALIN supports the formation of grassroots networking nodes known as ‘Focal Groups’. The groups form the entry points of ALIN into communities and support the operations and governance of Maarifa centres.