OPM Workshop Coordination of Intergovernmental Relations and Resolution of Disputes
On 17 September 2016, the Max Planck Foundation organised a workshop for selected staff of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) of the Somali Federal Government on “Coordination of Intergovernmental Relations and Resolution of Disputes”. The workshop is part of a series of knowledge building trainings by the Max Planck Foundation and was attended by 21 staff members of the OPM, including nine women.
The workshop focused on the coordination of intergovernmental relations and resolution of disputes in federal systems. The participants were able to compare and contrast the mechanisms for intergovernmental coordination, cooperation and dispute resolution of other federal countries in Africa and beyond with those established by the 2012 Somali Provisional Constitution.
The Max Planck Foundation’s Technical Advisors led the workshop presentation and ensuing discussion, which focused on pertinent issues of the Somali state-building process in terms of coordination of multi-level governance.
The workshop forms the second workshop for staff of the OPM delivered under the Foundation’s project “Support to the Somali Federalisation Process”, which supports key institutions in the Somali federalisation process with continuous legal assistance and capacity building. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.