The Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS), met on August 20, under the moderation of its President, Minister Augusto Nardes, of the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU-Brazil), to discuss topics of interest to the OLACEFS. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the need to adapt to current mobility limitations, the CCC was the first body of the OLACEFS to meet virtually.
The meeting began with the webinar on “Governance and Capacity Building: Towards Public Management Excellence”, with the participation of the Auditor General of the Argentine Nation, Francisco Fernández, and specialists from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Chile and Colombia. The exhibitions dealt with the topics of public policy development, border governance and the center of government. Almost 500 people attended the event, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Later, in an administrative session, the six CCC Task Forces (TFs) presented the main results of the activities carried out during 2020. The topics discussed were: evaluation of the results of educational initiatives, manual of coordinated audits, performance auditing tools with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the SAIs’ in-kind contribution, the virtual course on Communication for audit products, geotechnologies applied to control, postgraduate degree in government control, and professional certification of auditors.
It is important to note that, despite the pandemic, the work of the CCC kept the expected pace and that the initiatives by each SAI are being fully developed. In this context, the professionalism of each team of SAIs involved in the activities of the Committee should be recognized.
Below, you can consult the video of the webinar, as well as the agenda, minutes and the presentations of the CCC virtual administrative meeting:
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