Conclusion of another transformative year

We are approaching the conclusion of another transformative year for the AFROSAI-E region. As we look back with satisfaction at our regional achievements from this year, we are pleased to reflect on some of the highlights.

  • With our first fully hybrid Technical Conference, we reached more SAI staff than ever to share the latest technical updates, engage on key emerging issues, and give well-deserved recognition awards to two SAIs. Click here to view the presentations and recordings from the Conference.
  • We issued a wide range of new technical guidelines for the region. These included guidance on the audit of extractive industries, local government audits and information systems auditing. In addition, we published guides on engaging with Civil Society Organisations and Public Accounts Committees. To access our wide range of technical guides and resources, visit our website Focus Areas page.
  • The 2nd round of the AFROSAI-E Training of Trainers Champions Programme empowered 16 new champions in the region to implement training programmes at their SAIs.
  • In collaboration with the Financial Services Volunteer Corpse (FSVC), the GIZ, Good Governance Africa and Good Governance Africa (GGA), we held an Anti-corruption Seminar resulting in key resolutions for African states. Click here for the Seminar resolutions and the brand-new Anti-corruption Toolkit for SAIs (exposure draft).
  • We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund), Gavi, and the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) to strengthen the capacity of and engagement with member SAIs in the region. A crucial outcome of this MoU was the first SAI – Donor Audit Fund Conference, held from 29 to 30 November in South Africa, with commitments coming from the SAI and donor community on how to enhance the capacity of SAIs to audit donor funds and perform their mandates efficiently with the collaborated donor support.
  • In cooperation with the Henley Business School, we launched an accredited NQF level 8 Senior Leadership Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice Programme (PGDIP). This is a one-year course with 24 senior staff from 11 SAIs participating.
  • With the support of our host, SAI South Africa, the AFROSAI-E Secretariat relocated to a new office with increased training facilities and collaboration spaces.
  • More countries have expressed interest and signed MOUs with the African Professionalisation Initiative (API). We look forward to student enrolment on the API platforms in 2024, which will start the professionalisation journey in various countries.

None of these accomplishments would be possible without the collective effort and commitment of our SAIs, donors, institutional partner organisations and dedicated Secretariat staff. Thank you for being an integral part of our regional transformation journey.

The Secretariat will close for the holidays from 15 December 2023 to 8 January 2024.