On September 16-20, 2019, at the Instituto Serzedello Corrêa (ISC), Superior School of the Federal Court of Accounts of the Union (TCU) of Brazil, the first edition of Geocontrol Week was held: International meeting on geotechnologies for the control and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda.
Geocontrol Week held a combination of three events:
- September 16: V International Seminar on Data Analysis in Public Administration (second edition at an international level)
- September 17 and 18: II Workshop on Geotechnologies applied to External Control
- September 19 and 20: Training on Qgis for SAIs of OLACEFS
The objective of the seminar was to promote the exchange of experiences and good practices related to the use of data analysis and mining techniques as a tool to improve the management and control of public entities and policies. This event was organized by the TCU, in conjunction with other bodies in the country, namely: the Ministry of Transparency, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) and the National School of Public Administration (ENAP).
Among the various workshops that took place on September 17 and 18, the TCU and the German Cooperation (through GIZ) organized the second edition of the “Workshop on Geotechnologies applied to External Control” which is part of the Regional Program of Capacity Development, with an environmental focus and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Several technical webinars were carried out to develop capacities in geotechnologies for external control in the environmental area.
The Workshop also represented a valuable space for technical exchange for representatives of SAIs to share their perspectives and progress on these issues, as well as good practices and lessons learned. The record of moments of technical exchange can also be verified through the link available here.
The Qgis course is an action foreseen in the OLACEFS 2019-2021 Training Plan and which aims to promote relevance among SAIs on the use of Qgis and to train officials in the use of such tools in external control work.
The event made it possible to conclude two activities planned in the annual Operational Plan (POA – 2019). In addition, it had the participation of officials of 16 SAIs and obtained good evaluations, according to the satisfaction report, a document coordinated by the ISC’s Core for the Evaluation of Educational Actions (NAE). According to the report, the overall result of 94.66% satisfaction has been achieved.