The Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA), plans to help with capacity challenges in the public sector by providing government officials, members and associates with access to a broader base of training and development courses, programmes, workshops, seminars, conference, research, and related activities.
Some of the skills programmes including continuous professional development (CPD) through short courses, training on government auditing and accounting specialised programme qualification, certification programmes for the Registered Government Auditor (RGA) professional designation, technical advice and guidance in accounting and auditing specifically for the public sector space and training through SAIGA’s training academy which supports the state with capacity development programmes.
As part of the agreement, members and associates of the two institutions will be able to attend all courses, programmes, workshops, conferences, seminars and related activities offered or hosted by ABASA or SAIGA including the recently announced SAIGA Annual Conference scheduled to take place in November this year virtually. This means that members will be assisted with online learning training including data for them to be able to access learning programmes online where ever they are in the country.
Chief Executive Officer for SAIGA, Russel Morena, said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members will transition to online learning. The transition will require changes in teaching and learning practices in order to accommodate for an online virtual learning environment.
Morena, said: “Our vision is to be a leading professional organisation that pursues a collaborative approach and leverage the combination of core competencies of its stakeholder to increase member value in addressing needs of our professionals. As such, from a SAIGA’s perspective this partnership with ABASA will help contribute towards upskilling individuals to be more accountable in their roles in the public sector. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will also help enhance the visibility of both institutions to the broader public. Through this agreement, members of ABASA are eligible for training and exclusive access to SAIGA programmes and events.”