Making A Difference In The Performance Of SAIs


AFROSAI-E 13th Technical Update

The 13th AFROSAI-E Technical Update was the most well-attended annual Update we’ve ever hosted. Over 160 representatives from SAIs and a diverse range of partners and stakeholders participated.

The Update provided an important platform for members and stakeholders to learn more about the activities and developments in the AFROSAI-E region and to discuss, debate and share experiences on a variety of topics related to SAIs demonstrating relevance.

In her official opening remarks AFROSAI-E CEO, Meisie Nkau, implored SAIs to take deliberate action to grow their teams with both technical and behavioural aspects. “I want to encourage you to be deliberate in planning to implement the necessary measures for the success of our organisations and of the region.”

The theme for the Update this year was: DEMONSTRATING RELEVANCE.

Aligned to this theme, the discussion topics throughout the three and a half days included:

»        The Public Finance Management Reporting Framework – the game changer

»        Role of effective PFM systems for achieving the SDGs and African Agenda 2063

»        Ethics & Values as cornerstone of good governance

»        Strengthening Audit Methodology

»        4th Industrial Revolution and Digital Disruption

»        Value and benefit of effective Quality Assurance

»        2018 Best Performance Audit Report

»        AFROSAI-E Senior Leadership Development Programme

»        AFROSAI-E Training-of-Trainers Programme

»        AFROSAI-E Learning Management System

Legal Workshop 2018

Running in conjunction with the Update, was the first workshop for Legal Practitioners in the region. The workshop, held in cooperation with and funded by the IDI, was facilitated by Walter Bhengu and Thabelo Khangale from SAI South Africa and covered the following topics:

  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Independence of Supreme Audit Institutions 
  • Legal Professionals as strategic partners 
  • Confluence between audit standards and audit laws

The programme for the week also included several breakaway discussion sessions to further unpack and deliberate the daily topics.