The Extractive Industries sector in Africa continues to grow and present challenges for the public sector. AFROSAI-E’s annual Extractive Industries workshop is a vital platform for SAIs, industry experts and practitioners from a variety of stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise on the emerging issues that affect the extractives industries sector.
This year the Extractive Industries workshop will take place from 27 June to 1 July in Pretoria, South Africa. AFROSAI-E will implement the workshop in partnership with SAI Norway and the INTOSAI Working Group on Extractive Industries (WGEI). The theme for the workshop is: Role of SAIs to support governments in transitioning to sustainable, low carbon and equitable energy systems.
Renewable energy transition promises to deliver vast socio-economic benefits to countries across Africa, improving energy access, creating jobs, and boosting energy security. African countries have an opportunity to bypass fossil fuel technologies to a more sustainable, climate-friendly power strategies, aligned with the Paris Climate Accords and low-carbon growth. During the workshop we will focus on supplying participants with more information on this topic and there will be ample opportunity for dialogue and knowledge sharing.
AFROSAI-E would like to invite you to nominate appropriate staff to take part in this workshop. Nominees should ideally be involved in the audit of extractive industries for the SAI to gain the most value from this workshop. SAIs are encouraged to consider equitable gender representation when nominating staff.
When making nominations please note that nominated staff must be willing and able to travel to Pretoria, South Africa and, have adequate travel (including medical) insurance. AROSAI-E recommends that nominated staff be fully COVID-19 vaccinated. Travellers who are fully vaccinated must upon arrival produce a valid vaccination certificate. Unvaccinated travellers must provide a valid negative PCR COVID-19 test, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. We will ensure the necessary health and safety protocols are adhered to at the venue.
The workshop will take place at the AFROSAI-E Training Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. As part of the SAIs’ contribution, we ask that each SAI fund the air tickets, accommodation, applicable allowances, and meals of their participants. AFROSAI-E will pay for the lunches and refreshments during the workshop period.
Please note that nominated participants must make their own flight and accommodation reservations soon as possible. We recommend that participants stay at the Capital Hotel, Menlyn Maine. Once a reservation is confirmed, the Hotel will provide the necessary accommodation confirmation letter for visa purposes.
Nominated participants should register using the online registration form: https://forms.gle/EiSy1ttstRrWj9Ko9 as soon as possible to secure space for the workshop.
Registration for the workshop will close seven (7) working days before the start of the event.
Please send queries related to registration to firstname.lastname@example.org.