The minister for Culture and Higher education of the Federal government of Somalia Mohamud Duale opened a workshop on disaster management in Mogadishu on Sunday.
At least 33 members from relief agencies, Universities both local and International, ministers, politicians and other dignitaries were present during the opening of the workshop.
The rector of Banadir University Abdirizak Ahmed Dalmar speaking during the opening ceremony, underlined the importance of the workshop praised the participants particularly officials from US and Makarere University in Uganda.
The chairman of parliamentary social services committee Osman Mohamed Mohamud Dufle stated that the programe has special significance to the society and described it as a step forward for exchange of ideas and expertise between the Somali people and foreigners.
Minister for Culture and Higher education Mohamud Duale thanked the University of Banadir for organizing the workshop adding that the ministry will encourage anything that will promote higher education in the country.
The workshop is scheduled to continue for five days.