Global Training Facility Program on Environmental Auditing (2014-16)
The purpose of this project is to enhance the capacity of SAIs worldwide to conduct environmental audits and produce value added reports for their respective Parliaments. SAI India would act as legal applicant and implementing partner, on behalf of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Audit (WGEA). In March 2011, WGEA approved that the International Centre for Environmental Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) in Jaipur would be used as the WGEA official Global Training Facility (GTF) for the period 2013-16. WGEA ran its first international training on environmental audit in 2013, with participation from 12 developing country SAIs, and foresees running a similar training annually during 2014-16. A sub-committee under the WGEA has been established to develop the GTF course “Introduction to Environmental Auditing”, drawing inputs from member countries. The course requires participants to prepare a paper on environmental challenges in their country prior to the course, and develop a detailed audit plan on environmental audit of relevance to their country at the end of the course. SAI India will administer the project, provide the iCED facilities, as well as accommodation and local costs for the international experts and facilitators. Participating SAIs are expected to cover all the costs of their participants. Funding is sought solely for the return travel costs of international experts and facilitators, from their home country to India.