Somali delegation in Ghana on a mission to acquire election management best practice


A 5-member delegation, including two women, from Somalia arrived in Accra, Ghana, yesterday to participate in an 11-day election management course organized by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).

The Somali Deputy Minister of Information Honourable Abdullahi Olad Roble led the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) delegation which includes Mrs Zahara Hassan and Mr Abdifitah Mohamud. AMISOM is represented by Senior Political Affairs Officer, Ssebirumbi Kisinziggo, while the civil society is represented by Mrs Nafisa Santur.
The election management course will offer participants the opportunity to learn theory and to engage in field work.

“The mission is aimed at engaging KAIPTC for collaboration towards more capacity building in Somalia, and in line with AMISOM’s mandate to support the FGS in establishing the required institutions and to create conducive conditions for the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections by 2016,” Mr. Kisinziggo said.

The course, which was sponsored by the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA), will cover: Election management Bodies (EMB), Standards and Principles for Election Administration, Legal Framework, Electoral Systems, Electoral Operation, Public Outreach, Election Observation, Electoral Integrity, Electoral Process, Election, Conflict and Security, Election Dispute resolution, Election Monitoring and Evaluation, Women, Gender and Election, Stakeholders Management, Global, Regional and National Best Practices.