A delegation led by H.E Minister of Planning and International Cooperation with State Ministers from Jubbaland,ISWA and Galmudug traveled on the 19th of January to Garawe Puntland for four day mission to the administrative center of Puntland State of Somalia, Garowe.

The National Development Plan which is set to replace the new deal at the end of the Somali compact in 2016, will be a document that shall be written after widespread consultations across Somalia is slated to be the overarching document that shall set Somalia’s national sectorial priorities and macro-economic framework over the next three years.

In this context the National ministry of Planning and International Cooperation t hosted by its Puntland counterpart in holding a four day workshop attended by government officials, civil servants, technical advisors seconded to state ministries, youth, women groups as well as wider civil society entities.

The main theme of the discussions was the “prioritization of the priorities” included in the Puntland Regional development based on a strategy of sectorial development and focusing on development pivots and comparative advantage in the regional economy.

This marks the first leg of state consultations with the next destination being the administrative capital of Jubbaland state, Kismayo.