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WGEA Work Plan 2005-2007. Presented to the 3 rd Meeting of the EUROSAI Working Group Sofia, Bulgaria November 4, 2004 John Reed, OAG, Canada. Overview of Previous Accomplishments 1992-2005. 10 Years of History

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Wgea work plan 2005 2007

WGEA Work Plan 2005-2007

Presented to the 3rd Meeting

of the EUROSAI Working Group

Sofia, Bulgaria

November 4, 2004

John Reed, OAG, Canada


Overview of previous accomplishments 1992 2005

Overview of Previous Accomplishments1992-2005

  • 10 Years of History

  • Regional Working Group on Environmental Auditing (RWGEA) in six of the seven INTOSAI regions.

  • Guidance papers or studies on environmental auditing (SD, Regulatory, Water, Waste)


Overview of previous accomplishments 1992 2005 continued

Overview of Previous Accomplishments1992-2005 (continued)

  • Training course on environmental auditing, and applying this pilot course in two INTOSAI regions.

  • Conducting four surveys of the INTOSAI community on the topic of environmental auditing.


Overview of previous accomplishments continued

Overview of Previous Accomplishments (continued)

  • Strengthening networks between SAIs

  • Increasing the number of environmental audits undertaken by SAIs since the WGEA was established.

  • Developing WGEA Web site(s)

  • Publishing a WGEA newsletter - Greenlines


Work plan 2005 07

Work Plan 2005-07

  • Fits with newly approved INTOSAI Strategic Plan

  • Core values

  • Vision

  • Mission

  • Mandate

  • Strategic goals

  • Activities


Strategic goal 1 expand the environmental auditing tools available to sais

Strategic Goal # 1Expand the environmental auditing tools available to SAIs

  • Prepare and publish a WGEA paper on auditing biodiversity (Brazil/Canada)

  • Prepare and publish a WGEA report “Summary of Environmental and Sustainable Development Audits” (Canada).

  • Identify and propose means to keep the water (Netherlands) and waste (Norway) themes actively supported and current.

  • Prepare and publish a WGEA report capturing lessons learned and sharing experiences in conducting audits on sustainable development (UK)


Strategic goal 2 expand training and information exchange

Strategic Goal # 2Expand training and information exchange

  • Encourage and support the adaptation and use of the training course in two additional INTOSAI regions.

  • Explore other possibilities of capacity-building activities.

  • Hold an information exchange workshop/seminar at the 2005, 2006, and 2007 WGEA Assembly meetings

  • Give more visibility, through the Web site, to SAIs’ fellowship programs and other types of co-operation between SAIs that have components on environmental auditing.


Strategic goal 3 c oncurrent joint and co ordinated audits

Strategic Goal #3Concurrent, joint, and co-ordinated audits

  • The WGEA Steering Committee is to prepare a long-term plan for how concurrent, joint, or co-ordinated audits could take place.

  • Prepare and publish a WGEA report capturing lessons learned and experiences in

    • Planning and conducting, concurrent, joint, and co-ordinated audits (Netherlands).

    • Reporting the findings from concurrent, joint, and co-ordinated audits (Poland).


Strategic goal 4 strengthen communication

Strategic Goal # 4Strengthen Communication

  • Implement the WGEA Communication Plan 2005-07 (US)

  • Prepare and distribute 5th WGEA Survey

  • Publish the Greenlines newsletter twice yearly, including a new section with articles proposed by SAIs

  • Improve Web site

  • Explore the use of information technology for distributing and exchanging information on environmental auditing

  • Chair of the WGEA to visit two RWGEAs, including the ASOSAI RWGEA

  • Explore, with CAROSAI, the possibility of creating a RWGEA


Strategic goal 5 increase co operation with external organizations

Strategic Goal # 5Increase co-operation with external organizations

  • Meet with World Bank and other selected international organizations. Communicate results of these meetings with the WGEA members and INTOSAI Governing Board.

  • Invite representative(s) of international organizations specialized in the environment to the annual WGEA Assembly meeting and workshop.

  • Maintain liaison with and promote opportunities for collaboration with UN agencies, including the UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) and the UNEP.


Strategic goal 6 explore external funding

Strategic Goal # 6Explore external funding

  • Prepare business case for a WGEA funding mechanism, including the rules to maintain the WGEA independence.

  • Identify, contact, and meet with potential donors to determine funding opportunities and constraints.


Work plan action implementation

Work Plan Action Implementation

  • Project Leaders preparing “Work Plans”

    • Objectives, scope, timelines, products

  • April 2005 – 4th Steering Committee – Prague

  • October 2005 – 10th WGEA – Moscow

  • Annual Review and adjustment


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • A strong institution gets stronger

  • Strive for global harmony

  • Leadership within Europe is key


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