Eventful period for AFROSAI-E
During November and December, AFROSAI-E hosted and attended a number of very exciting and productive events. Most notably we hosted the 11th Technical Update, held from 1 – 4 November as well as the annual Refresher Workshops on Regularity, Performance and IT Audit from 7 – 11 November and; we participated as both rapporteurs for Theme I: SDGs (approach 4) and as exhibitors at the 22nd INCOSAI held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 5 – 11 December.
11th AFROSAI-E Technical Update
Interview with Mrs Lara Taylor-Pearce - The African Research Institute
The African Research Institute, a prestigious London-based think-tank, recently published an extensive interview with the Auditor General of Sierra Leone, Mrs Lara Taylor-Pearce.
New home for AFROSAI-E Secretariat
October 2016 heralded an exhilarating fresh start for the AFROSAI-E as the Secretariat relocated to a brand-new office space. The new location offers a wealth of benefits, the most significant of which is its own training facilities. These facilities feature state of the art technology, lots of natural light, ample space and special features such as walls that you can write on!
The 11th Technical Update kicks off in 5 days!
The annual Technical Update drives continuous professional development in our region. As a platform where the latest developments and audit standards are shared, discussed and workshop, it enables participants professionalise their operations.
Audit of Externally Funded Projects in Agriculture and Food Security Sector
Research conducted by AFROSAI-E and IDI has revealed that countries in Africa are among the highest recipients of development aid in agriculture and food security. Enhancing aid effectiveness, is therefore also high on the agenda of development partners. One of the means to achieve this goal is through the audit of money received as aid and SAIs can play an important role in assessing the aid effectiveness through financial and performance audits.
First ever Compliance Audit Workshop
AFROSAI-E held the first ever Compliance Audit workshop from 5 – 9 September 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. This marked an exciting occasion, as one of the authors of the exposure draft ISSAI 4000 on Compliance Audit, Ms Ingvild Gulbrandsen from SAI Norway, was also invited to share her insights with the participants.