Wasaaradda Qorsheynta oo kulan aqoon isweydaarsi ah u qabatay Agaasimeyaasha guud ee Wasaaradaha Dowladda Federaalka

Kulan aqoon isweydaarsi ah oo ay soo qaban qaabisay Wasaaradda Qorsheynta iyo iskaashiga caalamiga ah ayaa maanta lagu qabtay magaalada Muqdisho, waxaana kulankan oo bishiiba mar la qabto looga hadlay waxyaabaha u qabsoomay iyo caqabadaha hortaagan guud ahaan dowladda federaalka, gaar ahaana Qorshaha Qaranka oo howshiisu socoto.

Kulankii maanta ayaa sidoo kale diiradda lagu saaray u diyaar garowga iyo iskaashiga qorshaha Qaranka ee dhexmara  Wasaradaha dalka si loogu guuleyso diyarainta qorshaha hormarinta ee Qaranka.

Xoghayaha joogtada ah ee Wasaaradda Qorsheynta iyo iskaashiga caalamiga oo la hadalay Warbaahinta ayaa sheegay in kulankaan iyo waxyabihii sida gaarka looga hadlay ay muhiimad gaar ah u leeyahay Qaranka Soomaaliyeed.

Wasaaradda Qorsheynta ayaa ku howlan diyaarinta qorshaha horumarinta Qaranka, kaasoo lagu wado inuu hirgali doono sanadka 2017, lana soo gabo gabeyn doono sanadka 2019-ka.

Delegates led by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation heads to Baidoa for a joint mission

The Minister of Planning and International Cooperation H.E Abdirahman Yusuf Ali Aynte and his delegation from the Ministry, European Union envoy to Somalia Ambassador Michele Carvone D’urso, SomRep and BRiCS consortiums and United Nations agencies arrived in Baidoa on Thursday 19th November 2015. The official trip was a joint mission to Baidoa on the review of cooperation with ISWA and launch of two Resilience Programmes to be signed in Baidoa by H.E Abdirahman Yusuf Ali, Ambassador Michele Carvone and ISWA President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adam in presence of the Prime Minister H.E Omar Abdirashid Ali.

It has been a unique experience of bringing together Donors, Government and implementing Partners, National and Regional level, political and operational as well as different sector perspectives into one room for the first time as the Federal Government of Somalia had the lead on that. It was a big step in to the right direction of developing the new Somalia.

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation H.E Abdirahman Yusuf Ali had expressed his gratitude to the European Union and particularly the implementing partners as an open mind and responsiveness to the views and challenges articulated at various levels as well as the support they always given to Somalia especially this highly population region ISWA administration which needs support in terms of agriculture, fishing and livestock.

The Minister also mentioned that the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation would have the role of monitoring and evaluating the projects done by the implementing partners.

The European Union Ambassador Michele Carvone also appreciated the hospitality by the ISWA administration to the delegation and efforts done by the Federal Government of Somalia.

The Ambassador also promised that the Commission and the donors will increase the support to Somalia, also the ambassador compliments Minister Aynte and his team for the great work they had delivered so far and their commitment.

Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation Updates International Partners Regarding the National Development Plan

The Ministry of Planning and International Corporation (MOPIC) hosted a one day meeting on the progress of the National Development Plan (NDP) with the development partners working-group.

The meeting was Co-chaired by the Minister of Planning and International Corporation H.E Abdi Aynte and Minister of Finance H.E Mohamed Aden, also in attendance were the H.E the Permanent Secretary of Office of the Prime Minister, H.E the Chief of Staff of the Office of the President, H.E the Permanent Secretary of MOPIC and the directors and representatives of Development Partners and U.N agencies in Mogadishu, with other organizations participating via VTC from Nairobi, Kenya.

H.E Minister Abdirahman Aynte repeated the aim of the NDP “will be to produce a comprehensive document focusing on Governance & Security aspects as well as the Economic & Social Service delivery aspects that Somalia will need over the period of 2017 – 2019” while at the same time being a “realistic and pragmatic document that will be produced through a highly consultative process incorporating civil society, regional administrations, women and youth”

Presentations were made regarding the guidelines and management structures for the  National Development Planning process by the PS of the Ministry Planning and International Corporation H.E Mr. Abdi Dirshe, stressing that the envisioned National Development Plan will retain the highly successful elements of the New Deal architecture in particular the SRDF [Somalia Reconstruction and Development Facility] and the HLPF [High Level Partnership Forum], while laying a foundation for a national vision for the future in participatory process.

The Minister reiterated the need for a comprehensive Somali developed plan to replace the new deal, which will end in September 2016. He said the story of 2016 should not be limited to elections but must include planning for medium and longer term economic & institutional development through supportive consultative social participation.

The NDP will cover not only the socioeconomic development but also the political, security and gender sectors. The MOPIC is due to visit all the regions in Somalia to facilitate the self development of the country.

Planning Meeting on Statistical Capacity Building Collaboration between Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, and Statistics Sweden

Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) met with Statistics Sweden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 12-13, 2015 to discuss and plan collaboration project between Statistics Sweden and Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss, plan and agree on six months inception phase of three year institutional collaboration project between Statistics Sweden and Somalia in the area of management, methodology, social and economic statistics.

Outcome of the meeting:

  • To review and have internal discussion on the project document before meeting to update project in January, 2016.
  • To meet again and develop three year plan and first year work plan for the project
  • To develop Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Statistics Sweden and the Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
  • To establish Coordination Committee and have at least two meetings before April, 2016
  • To prepare a report by the end of the six months inception phase of the project

Statistical Capacity Building project is a three year programme to strengthen statistical capacities in order to produce better data for planning and decision making. For this, Statistics of Sweden will have a long-term advisor working closely with the Directorate of National Statistics on the implementation of the three year project. Under this project, Statistics of Sweden will also assist the Directorate of National Statistics recruit Somali talents to assure sustainable statistical system for Somalia.

Population and Housing Census Training for Statistics

Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) supported by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) concluded today a six days training on Population and Housing Census for the ministry staff and other government agencies.

In addition to ongoing activities on population and socio-economics, more than twenty five personnel have participated the first phase of Population and Housing Census to promote substantive knowledge and improve statistical capacities on population.

Directorate of National Statistics of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation supported by development partners, has been collecting and compiling data on population and social characteristics. With the technical assistance of UNFPA, the directorate completed first population data in 40 years and it is now working on conduction a Population and Housing Census. Working with World Bank, the directorate also completed the first wave of High Frequency Survey and is now working on country wide household survey, market price and exchange rate. These and more activities that are underway provide hand-on-training and professional development for the ministry staff in the field of statistics for better data.

Thus, the Population and Housing Census training is part of an ongoing initiatives to strengthen the capacities of staff and ensure up-to-date population data that allow authorities plan and make decision on various social sectors and follow trends such as mortality and fertility, understand social behavior, measure progress and ensure accountability.