Somalia: Puntland Govt, UNDP review progress at Garowe meeting
GAROWE, Somalia, April 13, 2015 (Garowe Online)-The President of Somalia’s Puntland Government Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali along with cabinet ministers and parliamentarians joined United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) officials in reviewing progress being made in capacity building, livelihoods and crosscutting issues in the faded year on Monday, Garowe Online reports.
With UNDP management present in the annual meeting, President Gaas stressed the need for identifying priorities for 2015 in line with five- year development plan: “Don’t forget to translate the needs of Puntland people into priorities during such roundtable meetings. Donor community supports Somalia through UN bodies, and we’ve a full right to write to international bodies about our priorities”.
Held under the theme: “Country Programme Strategic Review Meeting,” Puntland called for the expansion of development projects into remote areas.
Over the course of the performance review conference, UNDP presenters showcased activities including civilian policing, improving access to viable justice, alternative livelihoods, HIV-Aids project and strengthening institutional performance.
UNDP has constructed prisons, helped Puntland authorities train police officers and stepped up involvement in governance and legal and prison services according to officials.