“This is part of the tangible interventions that we are doing in collaboration with our development partners for Somalia,” the IGAD Executive Secretary, Amb (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim has pointed out on the eve of the training, adding that more of them will be done alongside other capacity building activities.
The one-week training workshop will be conducted by a group of consultants for the 40 participants drawn from the Ministry of Planning of the Federal Government, as well as the Regional Administrations of Jubaland, South West, Galmudug and Hirshabelle.
With the financial support from the European Union, the workshop will strengthen the knowledge of the government officials and boost their capacity for strategic planning and policy formulation.
The Deputy Director in the Economic and Trade Directorate of Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Mr Joshua Mugodo will open the training workshop accompanied by the IGAD Special Envoy to Somalia, Dr Mohamed Guyo at the Hilton Hotel on Monday at 9.00 am. ENDS