UN Habitat coaching to enhance service in Somaliland

As a part of its mandate to offer capability constructing to native officers to enhance the supply of equitable social companies, this month UN-Habitat and companions supplied coaching to dozens of native officers.

The five-day coaching for 97 mayors and deputy mayors was supplied underneath the Joint Local Government and Decentralization Program (JPLG) in partnership with Somaliland’s Ministry of the Interior.

The Local Leadership Management (LLM) coaching was supplied in Hargeisa, Burao and Borama, three separate districts of Somaliland. The purpose is to make native governments efficient sub-national constructions able to offering primary social companies.

“This training provided a detailed overview of key functions for an elected municipal council member. These included policy development, economic governance, conflict resolution, community strengthening and institutional development, to name a few. The training is primarily intended for elected municipal councilors and key municipal employees, ”stated Abdirahman Mahmoud, UN-Habitat, JPLG Program Manager

Somaliland Interior Minister Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, who formally opened the coaching in Hargeisa, urged contributors to reap the benefits of the coaching and use that have, information and expertise to speed up the achievement of higher companies to the residents they serve.

“In addition to capacity building, this training offers a platform for sharing experience, bringing together almost all local councilors in Somaliland in one room,” he stated.

The mayor of Hargeisa, Abdikarim Ahmed Mooge, additionally challenged the contributors to listen and be taught, because the activity of the municipalities is a brand new expertise for a lot of the elected metropolis councilors, whereas he appreciates UN-Habitat and JPLG for repeatedly equipping new officers, taking over municipal roles.

“From this schooling, I discovered a few of my duties as an elected councilor; to coordinate and help the creation of an enabling atmosphere for sustainable financial progress and growth, stated Mr Mohamed Hirsi Ahmed, a councilor from the Buroa native council.

“It is also my and my colleagues’ job in elected local councils to plan, deliver and improve equal access to social services and infrastructure,” he added.

The program is supplied collectively by UN-Habitat, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and UNCDF and is funded by Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, nation and the EU.

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