Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Upper House of the Somali Federal Parliament

Max Planck Foundation extends its work to the Upper House in Somalia

On 31 January 2018, the Speaker of the Upper House, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi signed a Memorandum of Understanding on future cooperation, countersigned by the Head of Sub-Sahara Africa Projects of the Max Planck Foundation, Dr. Kathrin Maria Scherr. This cooperation is aimed at enhancing the capacities of the members of the Upper House of the Somali Federal Parliament on Somali and Comparative Constitutional Law.

The Memorandum of Understanding covers a period of twelve months and includes a number of capacity building workshops and advisory activities related to the constitutional review and law making processes in Somalia. These project activities will be facilitated though a Max Planck Foundation trained Somali Legal Adviser embedded in the House.

A similar Memorandum of Understanding has already been signed with the House of the People of the Somali Federal Parliament in the framework of the project “Capacity Building and Legal Advice for the Somali Federal Parliament”, which is generously funded by the External Action Service of the European Union.