SASSCAL facilitates the development of capacity at the level of researchers, universities and research institutions, government departments, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector and civil society. Following a value chain approach, 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 full-time graduate programmes, the provision of scholarships and access to exchange programmes, as well as the establishment of post-graduate programmes and mentoring.