Regional

ACAG/PASAI WGEA

The Australasian Council of Auditors-General (ACAG) (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Papua New Guineau) / The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Insitutions (PASAI)

The purpose of the PASAI regional working group on environmental auditing (RWGEA) is to encourage and build capacity within PASAI for environmental audits.
The RWGEA was formed in 2001 with the support and encouragement of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (the WGEA), and after a favourable survey of interest in forming such a group within the PASAI region.

The Auditor-General of the SAI of New Zealand is the Chair of the RWGEA. As chair of the RWGEA, the SAI of New Zealand is a member of the WGEA steering committee, along with regional co-ordinators from the other regions. The SAI of New Zealand leads and co-ordinates RWGEA activities in PASAI.

The RWGEA meets every two years. The RWGEA has met six times since it was formed. All meetings have been hosted by Australian audit offices. The emphasis of the first three meetings was on building capacity through training and workshops. More recent meetings have considered environmental issues such as biodiversity, climate change, and fresh water. These meetings have also considered how to encourage and support co-operative environmental audits, including those conducted within PASAI on the topics of solid waste and improving access to safe drinking water. 

The meetings are a mixture of presentations from SAIs on their environmental auditing activities, expert speakers, and workshop discussions.

Find out more about the activities in the region from PASAI homepage.
 


ACAG/PASAI WGEA regional activities (submitted bulletins, summaries and presentations):

 

 Regional meetings held:

  • 2018 : 15 – 17 May 2018 in Brisbane, Australia
  • 2016 –>10–12 May 2016 in Melbourne, Australia
  • 20-22 May 2014 in Canberra, Australia
  • April 2012 in Sydney, Australia
  • April 2010 in Brisbane, Australia
  • 21-23 April 2008 in Melbourne, Australia
  • 18-20 October 2006 in Canberra, Australia
  • 27-29 April 2005 in Sydney, Australia
  • 27-29 August 2003 in Brisbane, Australia
  • 17-18 July 2002 in Victoria, Australia

    For more information please contact the regional coordinator Jonathan Keate at jonathan.keate@oag.govt.nz

AFROSAI WGEA

The first meeting of the African Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) Regional Working Group on Environmental Auditing (RWGEA) was held in November 2000. AFROSAI is currently working with the AFROSAI-E (‘E’ for English-speaking African countries) Technical Workgroup on Environmental Auditing to establish a national policy identifying environmental management policies, mandate, and approach, and to carry out environmental auditing pilot studies.

 

AFROSAI WGEA regional activities (submitted summaries and presentations):

 
Regional meetings held:

  • 2017: 3 – 7 Juli 2017, Kinshasa Congo
  • 2016: 12 – 16 September in Abuja, Nigeria
  • 2015:  16 – 21 November, Dakkar, Senegal
  • 26-31 May 2014 in Mombasa, Kenya

 

ARABOSAI WGEA

The regional sub-committee for the ARABOSAI Environmental Auditing Affairs comprises eight countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. The SAI of Kuwait is the sub-committee chairperson.

At its twenty-seventh meeting, the ARABOSAI Governing Board approved the environmental sub-committee’s activity plan. The primary elements of this plan are as follows:

  • to determine the objectives of the sub-committee’s activity plan, design a work strategy, and adopt a detailed plan for achieving these objectives;
  • to prepare a draft questionnaire to be sent to all sub-committee members and, via the ARABOSAI General Secretariat, to all member countries for consideration and comment; and
  • to charge the SAI of Egypt with contacting audit institutions and organizations, as well as regional and international authorities to provide it with all documents pertaining to environmental affairs. This is a preliminary step towards establishing a useful information base for undertaking regional committee activities.

 

ARABOSAI WGEA regional activities (submitted summaries and presentations):

  • August 2009 8th Steering Committee in Indonesia
  • January 2009 WGEA Assembly in Qatar
    • Summary
    • Presentation
  • June 2007 11th WGEA Assembly in Tanzania
  • May 21-25, 2005 4th Meeting of the ARABOSAI Regional Sub-Committee for the Environmental Auditing held in the Central Auditing Organization, Cairo, Egypt

ASOSAI WGEA

The Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) Regional Working Group on Environmental Auditing (RWGEA) was formally established at the 8th Assembly of ASOSAI in Chiang Mai, Thailand in October 2000. Mr. Li Jinhua of the Chinese Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) was elected the Chair. The Secretariat of ASOSAI’s RWGEA was founded within the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China. The membership of the ASOSAI consists of Charter Members, Members, and Associate Members. ASOSAI has grown from the original 11 SAIs, to a membership of some 45 SAIs.

The Web site of ASOSAI’s RWGEA helps people to get acquainted with environmental protection and environmental auditing and serves as a window and forum for exchanging information and updating viewpoints. The site provides information about news on environmental auditing and environment protection, development on environmental auditing theory, auditing practices in ASOSAI member countries, and points of view from member SAIs.

 

 

ASOSAI WGEA regional activities (submitted summaries and presentations):

  • August 2009 8th Steering Committee in Indonesia
  • January 2009 12th WGEA Assembly in Qatar
  • May 2008 7th Steering Committee in Estonia
  • June 2007 11th WGEA Assembly in Tanzania
  • The 2005-07 ASOSAI WGEA Work plan (pdf 60k) has been revised to include the new business lines from the 2005-07 Work plan of the INTOSAI WGEA.
  • March 2005 the ASOSAI Seminar on Environmental Auditing and ASOSAI WGEA Working Group meeting was held in Wuyishan, Fujian Province, China (pdf 21k)

 

Regional meetings held:

  • 2018 : 27 January 0 1 February 2018 in Khao Yai Thailand​
  • 17-18 October 2016 in Jaipur, India - Meeting Minutes
  • 15-17 April 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam - Meeting Minutes
  • 18-20 September 2012 in Penang, Malaysia - Meeting Minutes
  • 14-23 October 2008 in Hangzhou, China  

EUROSAI WGEA

EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing homepage

The EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (EUROSAI WGEA) was formally established by a resolution of the 4th EUROSAI Congress held in Paris in 1999. Previously this Group had functioned as the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI's) Regional European Working Group on Environmental Auditing, established in 1998 during the 16th INTOSAI Congress in Montevideo as a result of the "regionalisation" of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing.

EUROSAI WGEA has adopted the vision of INTOSAI WGEA. EUROSAI WGEA and its members share a commitment to use the power of public sector audits to leave a positive legacy for future generations by improving the management of natural resources and the environment, and the health and prosperity of the people of Europe.

Through its activities, the EUROSAI WGEA aims to promote a spirit of cooperation based on integrity, open communication and professional excellence. This is achieved by pursuing the main strategic goals:

1. Encourage and support professional cooperation

2. Facilitate knowledge and experience sharing

The National Audit Office of Estonia is the chair of the regional working group.

Regional meetings held:

  • 18-20 October 2017 in Tirana, Albania
  • 27-29 September 2016 in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • 6-8 October 2015 in St. Julian’s, Malta
  • 7-9 October 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 15-17 October 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 23-25 October 2012 in Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  • 11-13 October 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 5-7 October 2010 in Texel, The Netherlands
  • 6-8 October 2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 7-9 October 2008 in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 3-5 October 2007 in Bratislava/Senec, Slovakia
  • 27-29 November 2006 in Luxembourg
  • 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2002 in Paris, France
  • 2000 in Warsaw, Poland

 

Contact information


Chair of EUROSAI WGEA - National Audit Office of Estonia

Auditor General Dr Alar Karis

National Audit Office of Estonia
Narva mnt. 11A,
15013 Tallinn,
Estonia

EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat
e-mail: eurosaiwgea@riigikontroll.ee
Tel: + 372 640 0100

Ms Tuuli Rasso
Head of EUROSAI WGEA secretariat     
e-mail: tuuli.rasso@riigikontroll.ee
Tel: + 372 640 0746

Ms Krislin Kivi
Advisor of EUROSAI WGEA secretariat
e-mail: krislin.kivi@riigikontroll.ee
Tel: + 372 640 0100

OLACEFS WGEA

INTOSAI’s Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) has a Regional Working Group on Environmental Auditing (RWGEA) known as the Environmental Special Technical Committee, which was created in November 1998 during the 8th General Assembly of the OLACEFS. The Committee first met in May 1999 and the Brazilian Court of Audit has been co-ordinating the Committee since November 2000. As of April 2009 the Chair of the Committee is the Office of the Auditor General of Argentina.  From January onwards (for the period 2015-2017), the Paraguayan SAI (Contraloría General de la República de Paraguay) assumed the Presidency of the Comission of Environmental Auditing of OLACEFS (Comisión de Medio Ambiente - COMTEMA). The Committee’s main mission is to develop studies and documents that support the work of SAIs in the area of environmental management. The Committee also intends to offer long-distance training on environmental auditing.

For further information related COMTEMA, please kindly contact 
comtema@contraloria.gov.pyaacosta@contraloria.gov.py

OLACEFS Working Group on Environmental Auditing homepage

OLACEFS WGEA regional activities (submitted summaries and presentations):

 

Regional meetings held:

  • 28 March 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 23-24 April 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 11-13 June 2008 in Brasilia, Brazil
  • 24-25 April 2006 in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 25-26 November 2004 in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 6-7 May 2002 in Boyáca, Colombia