To promote knowledge sharing and integrate learning with work, the IDI managed and cooperated with the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) to run a transregional capacity building programme on performance audit of environmental issues in forestry. 12 participating SAIs from AFROSAI-E, ASOSAI and CAROSAI. The expected impact of the programme was improvement on forestry management in target countries as a result of SAI recommendations. The programme is linked to the work the WGEA has done to develop guidelines on the auditing of forestry management.
The participants developed audit plans for forestry audits, and conducted and reported a pilot forestry audit as per audit standards and guidance. The IDI and INTOSAI WGEA facilitated an audit planning meeting and an audit review meeting, and provided online and onsite audit support.
Participating SAIs: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Belize.