Federalism Training Programme concludes in Jubaland

Eighth and Final Federalism Training on Policing in Federal Systems

On 22 and 23 November 2020, the Max Planck Foundation held the final federalism training for government officials in Jubaland. The training was the eighth in a series of training-of-trainers workshops in Jubaland under the German Federal Foreign Office funded project Capacity Building and Legal Advice on Political Decentralisation and Federalism in Somalia.

The training included a presentation from a comparative perspective, a practical working group assignment, and a plenary discussion on the topic Policing in Federal Systems. The thematic areas covered included: institutional accountability, disciplinary system, and structure of the police force; with a particular focus on decentralisation and centralisation of policing systems in Somalia and comparative federal systems. In line with COVID-19 physical distancing measures in Jubaland, the participants were divided into two groups, one attending the training on 22 November and the other on the day after.

The programme in Jubaland for 2019-2020 covered the following topics:

  • Multi-level Political Party Organisation;
  • Participation of Federal Member States in Foreign Affairs;
  • Representation of Member States in Central Decision-Making;
  • Public Finance Management Legislations and Regulations;
  • Establishment of Local Councils and Local Democracy;
  • Organisation of the Education Sector in Federal Systems;
  • Intergovernmental Revenue Sharing Systems and Transfers;
  • Policing in Federal Systems.

The programme was well received and appreciated in Jubaland and participants requested more training to be held in the future.