Eighth and Final Federalism Training on Policing in Federal Systems
On 1 and 2 December 2020, the Max Planck Foundation held the final federalism training for selected staff of the Somali Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation. The training was the eighth federalism training of the training-of-trainers workshop programme at the Ministry 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. In line with COVID-19 physical distancing measures in Mogadishu, the participants were divided into two groups, one attending the training on 1 December and the other on the day after.
The federalism training programme at the Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation from 2019 to 2020 included the following topics:
- Multi-level Political Party Organisation;
- Representation of Member States in Central Decision-Making;
- Public Finance Management Legislations and Regulations;
- Federal Member State Constitutions;
- Establishment of Local Councils and Local Democracy;
- Confederal Arrangements from a Comparative Perspective;
- Intergovernmental Revenue Sharing Systems and Transfers;
- Policing in Federal Systems.
The federalism trainings were well received and appreciated by the Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation.