The second face-to-face meeting of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC) of the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, OLACEFS, was held from November 28 to December 1, 2017, and was organized by the Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU) of Brazil. The event was attended by thirty-two officials from the SAIs of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay and Peru, with representatives from the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the World Bank.
Minister Raimundo Carreiro, President of the TCU, and Minister Augusto Nardes, president of the CCC, opened the meeting, highlighting the importance of international cooperation amongst Supreme Audit Institutions for the development of external control throughout the region.
The main focus of the meeting was “SAIs and New Educational Technologies”, attended by the heads of the control institutions of Bolivia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic.
There were technical discussions on the capacity building agenda in OLACEFS and lectures and role-plays were held on Innovation in SAIs, Transformative Audits, Innovative Pedagogical Resources, Active Methodologies and Design Thinking in Education.
There was also a presentation of progress on work carried out by CCC teams involved in Coordinated Audit Task Forces, Course on ISSAIs, Educational Evaluation, Face-to-Face and Distance Courses, Course on Public Finance, Postgraduate Course and the Committee’s Educational Management System.
The meeting was held at the Serzedello Correa Institute and was supported by the Department of Institutional Relations for Corporate Education of the Research and Innovation Center, and the Secretariat for International Relations.
The CCC meeting also served as a forum for planning activities for 2018, in line with the 2016-2018 OLACEFS Training Plan. Additionally, interaction with major international cooperation partners such as the German Cooperation Agency, GIZ, and the World Bank can potentially secure support for capacity-building initiatives in the region.
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