A feedback workshop for the Coordinated Audit on Protected Areas (ACAP) was held in Brasilia on May 15 and 16, 2018, at the Serzedello Corrêa Institute (ISC), in the framework of the first meeting of the Special Technical Commission on the Environment (COMTEMA), chaired by the Brazilian Court of Auditors.

Participants in the workshop included specialists in protected areas, a representative from the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), representatives from the Presidency of the Special Technical Commission on the Environment of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), auditors from the Supreme Audit Institutions of Latin America and the Caribbean, and representatives of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ).

The meeting was held over two days. The first day, Tuesday, May 15, focused on developing the feedback workshop on the Coordinated Audit for Protected Areas (ACAP), and addressed topics such as the view of SAIs relating to dissemination and monitoring activities, as well as perception of the impact and methodology of ACAP; the view of specialists on the dissemination of results and assessment of the impact of ACAP; analysis of the methodology and possibilities for new approaches; and the role of SAIs in the 2030 Agenda and communication strategies for audit results.

Wednesday’s sessions looked at the potential uses of geotechnologies; the perspectives of the OLACEFS/GIZ technical collaboration in the environmental field; the presentation of the project regarding communication strategies to coordinate external stakeholders in environmental matters; and COMTEMA’s strategic planning.