Organisation

The Chair

The Working Group on Audit of Extractive Industries is chaired by the Auditor General of Uganda, Mr. John Muwanga. The Chair’s responsibilities are:

  • To Coordinate and supervise the progress of the Working Group’s activities in accordance with the adopted activity plan.
  • To facilitate the exchange of information, both internally and externally, by means of modern communication technology. This involves developing and hosting the Website in accordance with the INTOSAI Website and the INTOSAI Communications Policy and in close cooperation with the INTOSAI General Secretariat. The Chair is also responsible for receiving WGEI meeting minutes and communications, and displaying documents and relevant information on the WGEI Website.
  • To coordinate work with other INTOSAI bodies to avoid overlaps of activities on matters of common interest.
  • To participate in INTOSAI Knowledge Sharing Committee meetings. The Chair will prepare an annual report to the INTOSAI Knowledge Sharing Committee on the WGEI activities, current initiatives and planned projects for the coming year. The Chair will also prepare a three year report to INCOSAI on the Working Group activities.

For more information – see the WGEI Terms of Reference.

Working Group Steering Committee

A Steering Committee has been set up, comprised of five members approved at the 1st meeting of the WGEI. The members are SAI Uganda, SAI South Africa, SAI Brazil, SAI Iraq and SAI Norway. The Steering Committee is headed by the Chair and is supported by the secretariat in supervising and coordinating activities of the Working Group.

The Steering Committee term coincides with the term of the Chair of the Working Group. Members of the committee shall exit on voluntary basis after informing the Chair. The hosting of the Steering Committee meetings will be undertaken in consultation with the Chair.

For more information – see the WGEI Steering Committee Terms of Reference.

Organogram

Working Group Secretariat

The chair has set up a secretariat to run the activities of the Working Group. The role of the secretariat is to support the chair in implementation of the Working Group activities.

For more information – see the WGEI Terms of Reference.

Community of Practice (CoP)

Running up to the first WGEI meeting, the WGEI Chair and Secretariat had conducted a survey amongst WGEI members confirming that knowledge and experience sharing, networking, and also outreach to stakeholders outside the INTOSAI community are seen as priority objectives. The WGEI Activity Plan mirrors these needs with a wide range of capacity building and networking activities within and beyond the INTOSAI community. The WGEI meeting in Kampala acknowledged that some of these activities expand the current mandate and resource capacity of the WGEI and Secretariat.

The meeting therefore underscored the need to establish a Community of Practice as an operational tool to achieve specific WGEI objectives, and as a platform for interaction both within and beyond INTOSAI. The CoP will be headed by a CoP Coordinator who manages activities.

The objective of the CoP will be to strengthen SAIs’ role in fostering accountability and transparency in Extractive Industries, in line with the overall objective of the WGEI.

Whilst the WGEI represents the overall umbrella forum to convene SAIs and promote Extractive Industries as a focus area within the INTOSAI framework, the CoP should function as the operational and technical arm of the WGEI linking it with extractive industry community outside INTOSAI. For a brief overview of the respective roles and responsibilities of various entities within the WGEI, see the organogram and role description attached.

The CoP will be international and open to all interested SAIs in all INTOSAI regions. It will also invite participation by other institutions and individuals working in and with the Extractive Industries and affiliated with the objectives outlined above.

CoP functions include:

  • Exchange and networking
  • Consolidation of best practice
  • Training, research and development
  • Outreach

For more information – see the WGEI Community of Practice Concept Note.