10 January 2013

Somalia: Amisom to Hold Capacity Building Training for Somali Civil Servants

press release

The Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will over the next couple of weeks conduct a series of training workshops for Somalia civil servants as part of ongoing efforts to enhance the capacity of the country's public service.

The training sessions involving 120 public servants including secretaries, protocol officers and administrators have been organized with the funding support of the Government of Italy and will be facilitated by the University of South Africa (UNISA) Graduate School of Business Leadership. The workshops, will be conducted in two sessions from 14th - 20th January and from 21st - 25th January 2013 in Bujumbura, Burundi.

In line with a Plan of Action agreed upon during a Needs Assessment Workshop held in Kampala, Uganda in March 2010, AMISOM has conducted a series of capacity building activities for the Somalia Civil Service including facilitating 2 weeks of on-the-job training and mentorship in Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia and the provision of requisite working tools/equipment and renovation of office space.

The ongoing capacity building training of civil servants is in line with the new priorities defined in the six pillars- programme of His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

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