Regional Forum for Capacity Development

During the Governing Board meeting at XXI INCOSAI in Beijing, towards the end of 2013, the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee (CBC) was specifically tasked to put specific emphasis “on INTOSAI regions and interregional cooperations” (the INTOSAI regions are automatically members of the CBC Steering Committee). For the CBC it was only logical that this emphasis on well-functioning and professional INTOSAI regional organisations should form part of the theme on professionalization proposed for XXII INCOSAI in Abu Dhabi in 2016. This view was quickly confirmed in discussion with the chair of the theme, SAI New Zealand as well as the organisers of XXII INCOSAI early in 2015, and confirmed in follow-up discussions with both the IDI and the INTOSAI Donor Secretariat. With this in mind, the first meeting of the Regional Forum for Capacity Development (RFCD) – a new work-stream of the CBC dedicated to engagements with regional- and sub-regional organisations – spent part of its agenda on the topic of “regional strength”. Please read more in the Framework of the RFCD.

Please find below the RFCD Resolutions and presentations from the meeting in Graz:

Resolutions RFCD Graz (05 Nov 2017)










Ongoing activities

20 September, 2017: Meeting session of the Regional Forum for Capacity Development at the CBC annual meeting in Washington D.C.


Agenda Regional Forum, 20 September 2017 (09.00-12.00)



Chair – Namibia

Mr Junias Etuna Kandjeke, President of AFROSAI
Auditor General
Tel: +264 61 2858200, 2858000
Fax: +264 61 224301


Mme Mbah Acha Rose Fomundam, Secrétaire Général de l’AFROSAI
Ministre Délégué à la Présidence de la République chargé du Contrôle Supérieur de l’Etat

Tel: +237 222228152
Fax: +237 222234403






Mrs Meisie Nkau, CEO

Phone: +27 (0)10 286 0104


AFROSAI-E is the English language subgroup of AFROSAI, the African branch of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions. After existing as an informal association since its inception in 1998, AFROSAI-E was formally established on 1 January 2005 by the adoption of a set of statutes and regulations by the heads of its twenty-three member SAIs. The Southern African Development Community Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (SADCOSAI) was incorporated into AFROSAI-E at the same time.

All activities carried out by AFROSAI-E and its Secretariat are focused on capacity building in the region. An institutional Capacity Building Framework (available on the AFROSAI-E webiste) has been developed to support the formulation of goals and objectives and to direct the activities. Plans, manuals, guidelines etc. developed for the region and workshops carried out are based on the framework.

Institutional strengthening has always been an important element of the majority of AFROSAI-E projects. Support and capacity building within existing Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) can help improve service delivery, empower SAIs and promote sustainable use of resources.


Secretariat – Indonesia

ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) 
Phone: (+62)21 2554 9000 ext. 1212/1218/1208
Fax: (+62)21 5795 3198

ASEAN Supreme audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) is the organization of ten Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the member states of ASEAN. ASEANSAI is expected to encourage and promote good governance within the ASEAN region. Thus, ASEANSAI will focus on capacity development for SAIs of ASEAN member states and technical cooperations dealing with important and common audit issues in the ASEAN region.





CHAIR – Suriname

Chairman C. Felter, President
Rekenkamer van Suriname

Tel: +597 473976
Fax: +597 415177


Pamela Monroe Ellis, Auditor General

Tel: +1 876 9265846, 9265963
Fax: +1 876 9684690



B.P.: 376 Yaoundé – Cameroun
Tél.: (00237) 22 22 01 82
Fax: (00237) 22 23 44 03



CHAIR – Turkey

Seyit Ahmet Baş, Chairman of EUROSAI
President of the Turkish Court of Accounts
Tel: +90 312 2953030, 2953266
Fax: +90 312 2954094, 2954085


Ramón Álvarez de Miranda, Secretario General de la EUROSAI
Presidente del Tribunal de Cuentas

Tel: +34 91 4460466
Fax: +34 91 5933894


CHAIR – Mexico

CPC Juan M. Portal, Presidente de la OLACEFS
Auditor Superior

Tel: +52 55 52003629
Fax: +52 55 55344799


Jorge Bermúdez Soto, Secretario Ejecutivo de la OLACEFS
Contralor General de la República de Chile

Tel: +56 2 24021379, 24021309
Fax: +56 2 24021394, 26950732, 26725565

OLACEFS Capacity Building Plan 2016–2018 Preliminary Version

Please find the summary of the OLACEFS Capacity Building Plan: OLACEFS Capacity Building Plan 2016-2018

When Brazil’s Federal Court of Accounts (TCU ) became Chair of the Capacity Building Committee (CCC ) of the Organization of Latin America and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS ) in the beginning of 2016, it established a bold and broad agenda focused on strengthening the Committee, with a view to interinstitutional cooperation and professional development in every Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) in the region. This pragmatic approach reflects the need to broaden the range of initiatives aiming to build capacities and increase professional technical skills.
Many educational activities have been carried out this year, in accordance with guidelines from previous years combined with strategic initiatives introduced by the TCU’s candidacy to chair the Committee. These activities include more than 20 eLearning courses, coordinated audits in various phases, a high-level seminar on Information Technology and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a three-day innovation workshop for technical staff of all regional SAIs, and the publication of a diagnosis of regional capacity-building needs based on a robust methodology and extensive SAI participation.
For the remainder of the 2016 to 2018 period, the CCC plans to provide continuity to longtime activities, but also to undertake completely new and innovative initiatives that will demand considerable financial and human resources.
Due to its strategic importance, the CCC recognizes the need to count on contributions from partner institutions, so that the capacity-building plan best captures opportunities and meets needs for the region. In this regard, the proposals presented herein are still subject to suggestions, refinements, and further detailing, and may even add new initiatives and programs.
By publishing and sharing a first version of this document with strategic partners, the CCC sees an opportunity to thus improve the proposals, incorporate innovate ideas, and maximize the impact of efforts by identifying synergies and complementary initiatives in the development of solutions that share common objectives.
In practical terms, this document is therefore open to contributions, for a limited time, in order to incorporate suggestions, improvements, and recommendations from partners within and outside of the CCC in a timely fashion.

Specifically, the CCC Chair requests feedback and contributions from CCC members, other SAIs and OLACEFS committee, other INTOSAI regions, the CBC, IDI, and KSC and other INTOSAI bodies, and cooperating institutions such as the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the World Bank, among others. The deadline for receiving these contributions is October 26, 2016, which will allow the CCC Chair to publish a second, definitive version of the Plan in time for the upcoming INTOSAI Congress (INCOSAI) in early December.




CHAIR – Tuvalu

Eli Lopati, Chairman of PASAI
Tel: +688 20131, 20132
Fax: +688 20133


Greg Schollum, Acting Secretary General of PASAI
Deputy Controller and Auditor-General
Tel: +64 9 3041275
Fax: +64 9 3079324



CBC Website Statistics now available

CBC Website Statistics now available

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Post-meeting documentation available

Post-meeting documentation available

Since a few days back, the documentation from the CBC/IDSC annual meeting is available on the website. You will find the work stream reporting dashboards, power point presentations, conclusions of the Steering Committee, list of participants and results of various...