Max Planck Foundation conducts the first Training-of-Trainers Workshop under the new Project

Legal and Technical Advisors on Political Decentralisation and Federalism in Somalia trained

The German Federal Foreign Office funded project titled “Capacity Building and Legal Advice on Political Decentralisation and Federalism in Somalia” supports the Federal Government of Somalia, Somali Federal Member States and the Government of Somaliland by providing systematic capacity building, technical legal advice and comparative research on public law questions of relevance to the Somali decentralisation and federalisation process. In line with the Foundation’s Training-of-Trainers methodology this envisions the delivery of a workshop series to Somali Legal and Technical Advisors, who will in turn deliver trainings in Somalia.

From 20 to 24 March 2019, the Foundation held its first Training-of-Trainers Workshop for the Somali Legal and Technical Advisors embedded in the Somali project partner institutions. The topics of the workshop included: “Multi-level Political Party Organisations: Comparative Perspectives”, “Representation of Member States in Central Decision-Making” and “Public Financial Management Legislations and Regulations: Comparative Perspectives”.

Each of these topics was addressed by a substantive presentation on the subject matter, followed by a working group assignment allowing the participants to apply their newly gained knowledge. In the ensuing discussions the presentation as well as the working group assignment were adjusted with the feedback and input of the Somali Legal Advisors to better serve the local context. These adjusted workshop materials will now be used by the Somali Legal and Technical Advisors for the trainings to be held in Somalia and Somaliland.