RoL: Somali Justice Institutions Using Results-Based Management

Mr. Ahmed Ali Dahir, Attorney General of Somali Federal Republic attended the RBM training. Credit: UN Photo.

Mr. Ahmed Ali Dahir, Attorney General of Somali Federal Republic attended the RBM training. Credit: UN Photo.

Early July 2015, 44 participants from the Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General Office, the Supreme Court, Ministry of Justice of Interim South-West Administration (ISWA) and Mogadishu University participated in a two day training on Results-Based Management and Reporting organized by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government and UNDP Somalia in Mogadishu.

The training provided guidance, shared best practices on project management, and encouraged national counterparts to incorporate results-based management thinking and approach when implementing activities. A key part of the training was to provide a general overview on the principles and key components of Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT).

Speaking at the opening of the training, Mr. Ahmed Ali Dahir, the Attorney General of Somali Federal Republic thanked the Ministry of Justice and UNDP for organizing the training which he said is very important for the Justice Institutions urging participants to take advantage of the opportunity and use the training as an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge in relation to project planning and implementation with the aim of delivering justice services for the Somali people. Furthermore, the Attorney General emphasized the need for accountability and transparency in the use of donor funds stressing that mismanagement and corruption present a major threat to Somalia’s state building journey.

The training is expected to enhance the implementation capacity of the Somali Justice Institutions ahead of the operationalization of the Somalia Joint Rule of Law Prorgamme between the Federal Government of Somalia, the UN, and donors. This project is in support of Peacebuilding and State Building Goals 2 (Security) and 3 (Justice) of the New Deal Somali Compact. The Joint Programme is implemented thanks to the generous contribution of the European Union, DFID and Sweden.

With support from the EU, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, UNDP's, UNSOM's, UNICEF's, UNOD's and UNOPS' integrated Rule of Law Project (RoL) provides support to the justice and police in South Central: Mogadishu; Galmudug administration, Jubaland and South West Administration; In Puntland: Garowe, Bossaso and Gardo; and in Somaliland: All six regions (Hargeisa, Burao and Borama, Sanaag, Saahil Sool).