URDI involved in improving the capacity of urban and regional development actors, particularly at local level through training, mentoring, and other the local capacity building approaches. Trainings and Capacity Building, covering subjects such as local governance, urban management, urban environmental management, community development and the like. The trainings can be either in a generic format (where training-modules are pre-formulated for general situations) or in a customized format (where training modules are specifically prepared for a particular context). In any format – but more importantly in the customized format – conducting need assessment is very critical for the success of the trainings.