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Welcome to the 2015-16 International Fellows!
CCAF is happy to welcome the 2015-16 Fellows. They arrived from Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania and Vietnam in mid-August and will spend the next nine months in Canada.
As senior auditors from the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of their countries, the Fellows are here to study Canadian performance audit methodologies. The Fellowships are one component of CCAF's International Legislative Oversight Program, which is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
The Fellows are spending their first month participating in a series of orientation and professional development courses in Ottawa. This includes beginning to work on their performance audit plans, which they will develop during their Fellowships and carry out when they return home. The Fellows also attended the annual joint conference of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors and the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees, held in Winnipeg. In Toronto, they met with Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario, the Ontario Internal Audit Division, and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
In mid-September, they will move to their Canadian host offices, where they will each join a performance audit team. This year, four offices are hosting Fellows.
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Kwaku Akyena – Ghana
Since joining the Ghana Audit Service in 2006, he has been involved in several performance audit assignments. Kwaku's audit assignments have focused particularly on construction projects and environmental issues. He has also represented his SAI at conferences of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing at both AFROSAI and INTOSAI levels on several occasions.
Frank Nyoni - Tanzania
Frank Nyoni is a statistician and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Statistics from the University of Dar es Salaam, awarded in November 2010. He previously worked as a credit officer and credit analyst for small and medium scale business enterprises with a microfinance firm in Tanzania. He also worked as a trainer for review classes for students sitting for certificate in banking exams.
Office of the Auditor General of Alberta
Dong Thi Thuy – Vietnam
Thuy joined the State Audit Office of Vietnam in 2014 and is currently an assistant auditor working in the Performance Audit Division. She is also a youth executive committee member. Thuy worked on the 2014 performance audit on the Social Housing Program of Hanoi City. Her main tasks in the division have been:
She previously worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited as an assistant auditor for one year. She also completed an internship at Ernst and Young Vietnam and was named one of the top five excellent interns for this internship period.
Tran Thi Minh Ha – Vietnam
Ha has a Master's degree in Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Auditing, both from the Academy of Finance in Hanoi.
Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia
Mary Arthur – Ghana
Mary holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Cape-Coast and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Ghana. She has participated in performance audit training under the sponsorship of the European Union and at the International Centre for Information Systems and Audit in India. As well, she has attended CCAF courses in Ghana on environmental auditing and leadership skills.
Frank Boniface Mwalupale – Tanzania
In the Value for Money Division, Frank's main responsibilities have been (but not limited to):
Office of the Auditor General of Quebec
Georges Valery Onana Ebode – Cameroon
At his SAI, Georges has been involved in performance and compliance audits. He is also responsible for professional training and follow-up on his SAI's collaborative efforts with international professional associations of government auditing. As the manager in charge of capacity development for the AFROSAI Secretariat, he follows up on capacity development activities for the 53 member SAIs and participates in the work of the task force responsible for the implementation and follow-up of the AFROSAI strategic plan. As senior manager of training at the CREFIAF Secretariat, he organizes capacity development activities for the 23 SAIs of Sub-Saharan Francophone countries, with the help of this organization's technical and financial partners.
Prudence Mayo Tsoumtsa – Cameroon
Prudence is an Assistant Auditor at her SAI, where she has worked since 2009. She is also part of the SAI's training and international cooperation division. She has developed audit tools for regional and local authorities in Cameroon and has been involved in the delivery of training at the SAI and for other government staff. Internationally, Prudence has been actively involved in both AFROSAI and CREFIAF. She is the manager in charge of organizational development for AFROSAI and was a member of the task force that developed the organization's strategic plan.