The Capacity Building Committee is the INTOSAI advocate and custodian for SAI capacity development. We facilitate initiatives in support of SAIs and regions building their capacities and enhancing their capabilities.

Word from the Chair


Dear CBC members,

With our annual meeting in Washington around the corner, I wish to urge you to use this special opportunity to meet, discuss, interact and be inspired by interesting topics and guest speakers.

It is my hope that after the meeting you will return to your SAIs feeling energised and eager to continue the INTOSAI capacity-building journey, together improving the conditions for SAI capacity development through strengthening of our global profession, and providing local solutions. In order to achieve this and give the meeting appropriate focus, we have structured the meeting around three themes:

  • ‘accountability and transparency’ – with a focus on holding ourselves accountable for the work of the committee
  • ‘consultation and collaboration’ – with a focus on working with partners and stakeholders inside and outside INTOSAI to continue identifying and prioritising opportunities for SAI capacity development.
  • ‘responsiveness and partnering’ – with a focus on regional responsiveness and responsiveness to the needs of SAIs in fragile situations.

Following the positive response to last year’s meeting in Cape Town, this year’s meeting will again be contiguous with the annual meeting of the INTOSAI-Donor Steering Committee and we look forward to the synergies this creates.

There are many highlights on the programme: The guest speakers will challenge us to consider the relevance of what we do and how far we may be required to stretch to add more value. The theme session on INTOSAI’s strategy for capacity development that follows will challenge us to explore and unpack new sides of capacity building brought about by the 2017-22 INTOSAI Strategic Plan.  The Regional Capacity Development Forum will allow for continued focus on the professionalisation of regional organisations and how a wide range of stakeholder can contribute. Last but not least, this year’s synergy session with the IDSC on the support of SAIs in fragile situations will build on our joint experiences and ambitions. It is hoped that sharing those experiences will benefit those among us who may need it most.

We expect all to make the most of this opportunity and that we will have as fruitful a meeting as ever. I look forward to seeing you soon, ready to share your experiences, insights and ideas!

Kimi Makwetu


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