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|2011-2012 Fellows arrive in Canada|
|Thursday, 08 September 2011 01:00|
CCAF is pleased to welcome the 2011-2012 class of International Fellows to Canada.
The eight Fellows are from Belize, Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Saint Lucia, Tanzania and Vietnam (2). Each of them is an auditor with the supreme audit institution (SAI) of his/her home country.
During their ten-month stay in Canada, they will study Canadian practices and methodologies, primarily in the area of performance auditing. Each Fellow will join an audit team at a Canadian legislative audit office and learn through on-the-job experience.
Four of the Fellows will complete their audit team assignments at the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Canada in Ottawa. The Fellows from Benin and Cameroon will undertake their Fellowships at the OAG of Québec, and the two Fellows from Vietnam at the OAG of Alberta.
Throughout the course of the Fellowship, all Fellows will have opportunities to visit additional provincial and municipal audit offices and other Canadian institutions, and to participate in several professional development courses.
Each Fellow will also develop a Strategy Paper. This year, the Fellows' papers will be performance audit plans. When they return home, the Fellows will lead audit teams in implementing these audits, putting into practice the methodology they will have learned in Canada. The Fellows discussed their Strategy Paper topics with their Auditors General prior to coming to Canada, and they will work closely with staff at their SAIs and mentors at their Canadian host offices to complete this assignment.
The Fellows arrived in Ottawa in mid-August for an intensive three-week orientation and professional development period. This period helps the Fellows to feel comfortable with everyday Canadian customs and prepare for their Fellowship assignments.
The Fellows also began learning about Canadian auditing practices and accountability concepts. They participated in a three-day course on Accountability, Governance, Risk, Control and Reporting on Performance, and a one-day session on Government History, Canadian Institutions, and Audit Office Models. The Fellows travelled to Toronto to meet with the Auditor General and Deputy Auditor General of Ontario and the Auditor General of the City of Toronto to learn about the practices used in these offices.
The 2011-2012 Fellows
Charles Flowers (Belize)
Charles is the proud father of five children. He enjoys swimming, fishing, playing football (soccer), reading, travelling, and spending quiet time alone.
What he most wants to gain by participating in the CCAF Fellowship is to enhance his knowledge and skills in conducting value-for-money audits, and then to be able to apply the techniques learned to his assignments in Belize.
Ibrahim Ilias Akim Baba-Moussa (Benin)
Since 2002 he has worked at the Chambre des comptes de la Cour Suprême du Bénin, the country's SAI. As an auditor with this office, he has participated in many audits on subjects as diverse as the administrative control of departments, the management control of government corporations, and the control of election campaign spending. Ibrahim has also participated in many training sessions on public and private accounting, management, and planning. He has co-facilitated training as well, most notably on the subject of results based management.
Ibrahim has one daughter. His interests include swimming, reading and travelling.
Célestin Ankamtsene (Cameroon)
He joined the SAI of Cameroon, le Contrôle Supérieur de l'État (CSE), in 2007 as an auditor. To date he has participated in several audits of public entities in Cameroon, and on his most recent audit he supervised the work of the audit team as the deputy head of the team. While working at the CSE, he has continued his studies and in 2010 he completed a graduate degree in International Business Law and Taxation.
He is also part of the Training and International Cooperation Division at the CSE, and part of the secretariat team for CREFIAF (the INTOSAI regional group of French-speaking African SAIs) where he supports training activities. As well, Célestin has been an Audit Training Specialist with the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) since 2009. He has participated as an instructor in several capacity building activities organized by his SAI and by IDI and the INTOSAI regional groups AFROSAI and CREFIAF.
Joyce Ndung'u (Kenya)
Joyce started her auditing carer in 1991 when she was recruited as an auditor in the Ministry of Co-operative Development. In 1995 she moved to the Ministry of Local Authorities, where she served until she joined the KENAO in 2000.
Joyce has a master's in business administration (finance) from the University of Nairobi, and a bachelor's degree in business studies and economics from Kenyatta University. She has attended the AFROSAI-E three-module performance audit course. She has also attended other courses relating to management and auditing functions. She is currently pursuing Certified Public Accountant Part III. She looks forward to enhancing her skills and knowledge in performance auditing.
Joyce is a mother of three children. She enjoys reading, travelling and helping people.
Carlisle Marshall (Saint Lucia)
Carlisle holds a bachelor's degree in management and a certificate in public administration from the University of the West Indies. He also has a national vocational qualification in accounting (level 2) from the Association of Accounting Technicians. He has attended a number of local, regional and international training programs, including a training attachment in auditing in Trinidad & Tobago; a certificate of auditing of receipts program in India; and a financial audit and fraud irregularities course in Belize.
Carlisle is married and has two children.
Elizabeth Augostino (Tanzania)
Before joining the NAOT, Elizabeth worked with the Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Project in the Fisheries divisions. She completed her bachelor's of science in environmental science and management in 2006 at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania.
She is married and has a daughter who is two and a half years old. Her hobbies include playing with children, helping the needy, and travelling with family and friends. Elizabeth looks forward to gaining new knowledge and skills in performance auditing, as well as experiencing weather that is very different from her home country's.
Han Thi Bich Hong (Vietnam)
Hong is married and has a two year-old son. She enjoys listening to music, travelling, taking care of her family, talking with friends, and taking photographs. What she most wants to gain by participating in the CCAF Fellowship is to develop new knowledge in performance auditing, improve her presentation skills, and then to contribute her new knowledge and skills to her SAI.
Nguyen Thi Anh Tuyet (Vietnam)
Tuyet is married and has a two year-old daughter. She looks forward to learning about how performance audits are carried out in Canada and to applying this knowledge at the State Audit Office of Vietnam upon her return. During the orientation sessions, Tuyet appreciated participating in the intercultural workshop designed to help the Fellows adapt to the Canadian culture and workplace environment.
The Fellows are beginning their audit office placements this week. CCAF wishes them well in their assignments and looks forward to working with them throughout the year.
CCAF and the Fellows would like to thank the Offices of the Auditors General of Canada, Québec and Alberta for hosting Fellows this year, and thank the Canadian International Development Agency for funding the CCAF International Program.