Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A consultative meeting said to reflect a
unique opportunity to tackle the principal governance weakness and often
promised delivery of sufficient financial support for Somalia's
reconstruction and recovery opened on Monday, 26 August. This is
according to Ethiopian News Agency.
Speaking on the occasion Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ahmed
Abduselam urged the international community to strengthen the support
for reconstruction of Somalia.
The Somali Government is working in collaboration with the African
Union and Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to rebuild
stable and peaceful Somalia.
He urged the international community to help the Somali government in
its efforts to restore peace and rebuild effective state institutions,
The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) and the
Economic Commission for Africa co-organized the three-day conference.
The conference aims to nurture a Somali centered approach to increase
awareness and understanding of critical issues and challenges facing
Somalia, thus informing policy makers and development partners of the
best procedures for supporting locally-led initiatives in those domains.
The meeting will bring together Somali professionals and academicians
along with international experts on post-conflict reconstruction to
explore and address the appropriate ways of rebuilding viable state and
effective institutions in Somalia.
It also aims to instigate discussions on the establishment of a panel
that will be charged to monitor any agreements with Somalia partners.