We build resilient communities

Through the use of emergency management, response, and preparedness, while blending in human capital development to create stability. Our work is focused at the intersection of international crisis, conflict, and emergency management.

Being part of the Solution
Water basin during drought with cracks in ground

A dramatically changing environment

It used to be only fires, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes that were on the threat landscape. Now we have pandemics, insurgencies, cyber attacks, and hybrid warfare. Rapid and dynamic changes that are difficult to understand and prepare for. International events can impact our own personal safety and security, once never considered an issue.

Program Development & Support

Provide technical and subject matter expert assistance in national and regional program development in fields of civil protection, national and community resilience.


Countries with Projects Delivered


Years of International Experience

International Security Assistance

Expertise in delivery of international security assistance, design, development, and security sector reform in post-conflict environments.


Conflict Zones and Operational Areas


International Organizations Supported

Education & Training Program Development

Higher education program development to design and creation of professional development and certification programs, both in person and delivered online.


International Personnel Impacted


Countries Reached Through Online Programs

Our Work

Why We Are Different

Capacity Building International pioneered the use of emergency services and emergency planning to create stability in post-conflict and operational environments in 1999. Since then, we have supported reconstruction, recovery, and community resilience in post-conflict areas such as Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. Our experience is drawn from providing support to or working in international support to organizations like US Department of Defense, NATO, and OSCE. Today, CBI remains on the leading edge of the application of civil emergency planning and crisis management advisory, education, and training services to support international and security assistance programs.

Educational Partnership

Capacity Building International has partnered with higher education institutions to enhance their professional development and experiential learning programs. From American University in Thessaloniki to Johns Hopkins University, CBI has supported international higher education and professional development with the goal of introducing real world and practical information about international organizations, international careers, and international projects. A key component of this program is The Career Guide system for those seeking an international career.

MArio Fernandes - CEO of Calipso

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

MArio Fernandes - CEO of Calipso

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

Our Partners

University of California LogoLogo from the Institute of Security Governance in the United StatesLink to the NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Center of ExcellenceLogo from the American College of Thessaloniki in GreeceThe International Emergency Management SocietyThe International Association of Emergency Managers

"Each NATO member country needs to be resilient to resist and recover from a major shock such as a natural disaster, failure of critical infrastructure or an armed attack. Resilience is a society’s ability to resist and recover easily and quickly from such shocks and combines both civil preparedness and military capacity."


Our Talented Crew

Kyle King


Erik Benson


Manlio Silvestri

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