One Day Training for CSO on Budgeting Process
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Somali Peace Line (SPL) child right Governance project team organized one day training for CSOs on government budget processes in order to gain common understanding the overall goals of the Budget process. The purpose of the training was to empower the civil society organizations on matters concerning on government budget process/ cycle to know more about children’s investment. The training was held in Beder Hotel – Mogadishu city on April 18, 2019 beginning from 8:00 o’clock in the morning to 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon. A total of 29 participants attended the training (24 male and 5 female)

Introduction

Somali Peace Line (SPL) child right Governance project team organized one day trainingfor CSOs on government budget processesin order to gain common understanding the overall goals of the Budget process. The purpose of the training was to empower the civil society organizations on matters concerning on government budget process/ cycle to know more about children’s investment. The training was held in Beder Hotel – Mogadishu city on April 18, 2019 beginning from 8:00 o’clock in the morning to 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon.A total of 29 participants attended the training (24 male and 5 female)

Objective

To enhance the understanding of the CSOs Members towards the government budget process. Specifically, national budgets that adequately address children‘s issues, such as poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy or child protection can be considered to be equitable child friendly budgets.

To enhance the knowledge on meaning and key elements of child rights based budgeting.

To equip with budget analysis, budget monitoring and expenditure tracking skills

To enhance the capacity to design and implement child rights based budgeting initiatives with meaningful involvement of children.

To improve the knowledge of quality benchmarks on effective child rights based budgeting work.

Budgeting is guided by child right principles in order to ensure progressive realization of children’s rights, by all children, in all contexts. The SPL Program Manager also gave a preview of the key international framework in guiding child right budgeting and highlighted the following main points as:

  1. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  2. Human Rights Resolution on Investing in the Rights of the Child
  3. General Comment No 19 on Public Budgeting for the Realization of Children’s Rights
  4. Addis Ababa Action Agenda for the Third United Nations Conference Financing for Development

As the session continued there was an explanation and a discussion on the goal of child rights based budgeting and the goal was given as Sufficient, equitable, sustainable and effective spending on children for them to progressively realize their rights outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and National Laws and Policies.

Later on the session was discussed why Child Rights Based Budgeting is necessary as in the coming points:

Redistribution of national income to achieve equity

Equal opportunities for every child to survive, learn, develop and be protected

Progressive implementation of children’s rights.

Ensure government policy commitments are translated into reality.

Strengthen social contract between citizens and governments through voice and accountability initiatives

Outcome of the training

  • The CSOs member were enhanced their knowledge on Government budger process.
  • Participants are equipped with budget analysis, budget monitoring and expenditure tracking skills

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION
Somali peace line is committed to Promoting mechanisms for sustainable peace and enjoyment of rights by all
ORGANIZATIONAL VISION
A stable Somalia in which all its citizens exercise their rights and resolve their conflicts peacefully
ORGANIZATIONAL GOAL
Contributed community empowerment in peacebuilding and protection of human rights in collaboration with key stakeholders.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES:
1. Somali Peace Line will maintain Political and Social Non-partisanship
2. SPL will be transparent and accountable in all its dealings
3. In all matters concerning a child, SPL promotes the best interest of the child
4. SPL will invest in the capacity of Somalis to solve their own problems
5. Reduction and/or elimination of poverty and illiteracy is a legitimate component of SPL approaches for sustainable in Somalia
6. Gender Equity features and is reflected in all SPL work

ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES
1. To contribute to the building of sustainable peace and stability in Somalia

2. To build the capacities of the community groups to enable them solve their internal problems, through research, conflict resolution, consultation meetings and discussions with specific issues and public concerns.
Organizational Philosophy
SPL is committed to persuade the Somali society to be amenable to understand themselves and their nature, their potentials and limitations, their place in the universe and relationships with each other and with whole mankind.
Organizational Structure
The General Assembly is the highest body of SPL. It has a governing body, which comprises a chairman, programme manager, Admin and finance manager and project managers that mobilizes the required resources and ensures effective management of the organization.
 
 
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