Assembly programme
4-6 July 2022

Assembly programme

Monday 4th July

NOTE:

- All times are according to the local time in Maldives (UTC +5)

- The programme is still a draft and changes are possible

 

10:00     Webinar opens

 

10:15-11.15     Opening ceremony

  • Recitation of Quran
  • Chair of INTOSAI WGEA, Auditor General Dr Sami Yläoutinen, National Audit Office of Finland (via video)
  • Auditor General of the SAI Maldives, Hussain Niyazy
  • President of UNGA, Honourable Abdulla Shahidh (via video)
  • WGEA 30th Anniversary Tribute- Sand Art Video
  • Environment Club Awards and Special Acknowledgement Award from the WGEA
  • Keynote speech of the Guest of Honour, the representative of the Government of Maldives

 

11:30-12:45     Resilience and climate change risks

  • Moderator: Dr Vivi Niemenmaa, INTOSAI WGEA Secretariat
  • Keynote: Director of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr Ricardo Mena Speck: Resilience as a concept, Sendai Framework and UNDRR action
  • Panel discussion:
  • Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Ms Aminath Shauna
  • Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ms Sabra Noordeen: Climate change resilience in the Maldives
  • Assistant Director Joe Thompson, GAO USA: Disaster Resilience Framework
  • Q&A

 

12:45-14.00     Official lunch hosted by AGO

 

14:00-15:15     Climate change adaptation

  • Moderator: Performance Audit Manager, Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Jaleel, SAI Maldives
  • Keynote: Lead Author of the Small Island Chapter Shobha Maharaj, IPCC: Science base of adaptation: Why is adaptation important?
  • Panel discussion:
  • Climate Change Specialist, Mr Ali Shareef
  • Minister of the State for Tourism, Mr Ibrahim Rasheed Aboobakuru
  • SAI Costa Rica: Pressure on public finances due to climate change
  •  Q&A 
  • Music video by Pacific activist Mia Kami

 

 

15:30-16:30     Audit examples on resilience and adaptation in various government sectors

  • Audit case examples
  • Commentary: Senior specialist on climate change adaptation, Dr Karoliina Pilli-Sihvola, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland
  • Q&A

 

16:45-17:45     Audit examples on water related issues

  • Audit case examples
  • Commentary: Performance Audit Director, Ms Rauhath Hussain
  • Q&A

 

17:45-18:15     Initiativies for collaborative audits

  • IDI collaboration audit on climate
  • Global Climate Scanner, SAI Brazil

 

18:15      Closing remarks of the day 1

 

 

Tuesday 5th July

 

 08:45     Webinar opens

 

 9:00-10:15     Session on climate finance: funding   mechanisms, challenges, and audit approaches

  • WGEA Report on Auditing Climate Finance
  • Project examples from the Maldives and accessing the international funding
  • Commentary: World Bank

 

 10:30-11:45     Session on Sustainable Transport: The Role of Auditing Sustainable Transport to the Achievement of SDGs and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 

  • Panel Discussion: The future of Transportation and how SAIs could play role through their audits
  • Sustainable Transport Policies and Strategies: Practices from the Maldives
  • Brief Presentation on the Final Document of Guidance of Auditing Sustainable Transport
  • Developing Audit Questions and Criteria on Sustainable Transport: Lesson learnt from ASOSAI WGEA Cooperative Audit on Sustainable Transport

 

 11:45 -13:00     Lunch break

 

 13:00-14:15     Session on Plastic Waste: Focus on Indian  Ocean

  • Quick introduction: UNEP online courses on multilateral environmental agreements
  • Head of the Consumption and Production Unit in United Nations Environmental Programme, Ms Elisa Tonda: Plastic pollution resolution and preprations of multilateral environmental agreement
  • Plastic waste management policies in African Coast of Indian Ocean
  • Tackling plastic waste in Maldives
  • WGEA report on Auditing Plastic Waste

 

 14:30-15:30     Session on Policy Coherence and  Multistakeholder Cooperation 

  • WGEA report on auditing Policy Coherence and Multistakeholder engagement
  • SAI Canada audits on the SDGs
  • SAI Thailand model on approaching the SDGs
  • Commentary: OECD

 

 15:45-17:00     Group work on the WGEA Work Plan 2023-2025

 

17:15     Group leaders report to the Secretariat

 

Wednesday 6th July

 

 

08:45     Webinar opens

 

09:00 – 10:30     INTOSAI WGEA Business meeting

  • Secretariat Progress Report
  • Regional updates
  • Adoption of 2020-2022 reports

 

10:45-12:30     Business meeting continues: introduction of upcoming projects

  • Interview of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta over the video: Economics of biodiversity

Climate Hub:

  • Global Climate Scanner, SAI Brazil
  • Collaboration on climate change adaptation, IDI
  • Biodiversity and climate nexus, system change approach, Vivi Niemenmaa

Green Economy:

  • Environmental accounting, Tiina Väänänen
  • Green fiscal policy tools, Green Fiscal Policy Network
  • Sustainability reporting, Sustainability Advisor Nina Johansson and CIPFA and Vice President of CA Maldives, Hassan Mohamed

Strategy and the Work Plan 2023- 2025

  • Review of the comments from Tuesday’s group work results and adoption of the future strategy and Work Plan 2023-2025

 

12:30- 13:30     Lunch break

 

13:30-15:00     WGEA Anniversary & Award

  • History of WGEA Video
  • Quiz

 

15:00     Closing Ceremony

  • Auditor General Hussain Niyazy
  • Chair of INTOSAI WGEA, Auditor General Dr Sami Yläoutinen, National Audit Office of Finland

 

15:30-17:30     Steering Committee meeting

 

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