High level seminar on supporting state building efforts of Libya
In cooperation with the Ministry of Planning (MoP), UNDP Libya (Capacity Strengthening Initiative) organized a high level seminar on “Supporting State Building Efforts of Libya: Effective Technical Cooperation” on the 12 – 13 of December 2012. The seminar was inaugurated by the Minister of Planning Dr. Mehdi Mughnia and the UNDP Country Director, Mr. Eric Overvest, who both reiterated the need to focus on strengthening the capacities of high level officials in all domains in general and in the field of technical cooperation in particular.
Representatives of International Development agencies including UN agencies as well as bilateral cooperation agencies attended the seminar and took part in the discussions that took place during the meeting. International speakers and government officials from the region also presented papers and country experience in organizing effective cooperation as well as inter-ministerial coordination.
The seminar is the first in a series of awareness building and training activities targeted at the staff of the Technical Departments in the Ministry of Planning and the line ministries. Almost 80 people took part in the seminar including staff ministries.
The seminar sessions were highly interactive and participants concluded the two days with an inter-ministerial round- table discussion whereby several recommendations were made by the participants and that included:
- The need for a national strategy for Technical Cooperation;
- The need to enhance capacities of the Technical Cooperation staff in the line ministries;
- The need to institutionalize a knowledge and dialogue forum for all technical cooperation staff across the government.