On September 27, in Moscow, within the framework of INCOSAI, the IDI-INTOSAI initiative hosted the parallel event called “can SAIs afford to ignore gender equality?” This instance –unprecedented in the framework of this forum– was attended by Tsakani Maluleke, Deputy Auditor General of the SAI of South Africa; Michael Aguinaldo, Chairman of the Commission on Audit of the Philippines; Einar Gørrissen, Director General of the IDI; and, Osvaldo Rudloff, Executive Director of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS).

On the occasion, the representative of OLACEFS shared some of the findings of the survey on the gender situation within our institutions and shared with the officials of the supreme institutions of control how this process has catalyzed the need for a gender policy of the organization.

Osvaldo Rudloff appreciated that this instance takes place within the framework of such an important forum and stressed that “the work OLACEFS has been doing demonstrates our commitment to gender equality and the willingness to lead by example.”