On 29 - 31, January 2018, the 7th Seminar on Environmental Auditing and 6th Working Meeting of ASOSAI WGEA were successfully held in Khao Yai, Thailand. 54 delegates from 22 member SAIs of ASOSAI and 4 observers from other regional working groups participated in the seminar. Among others, Mr. Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara, Chairman of INTOSAI WGEA and Chairman of SAI Indonesia and Mr. Alar Karis, Auditor General of Estonia and Chairman of EUROSAI WGEA attended this event.
On hehalf of Ms. Hu Zejun, Auditor General of China and Chairwoman of ASOSAI WGEA, Ms. Qin Boyong, Deputy Auditor General of China addressed at the opening ceremony, and delivered a keynote speech on the review and outlook on environmental audit in Asia. Participants from WGEAs of INTOSAI, AFROSAI, AROBSAI, ASOSAI and EUROSAI made respective work reports. The seminar was followed by two forums themed IT application in Environmental Audit and Featured Practices in Environmental Audit with heated discussions.
Closely preceded by the seminar, the 6th Working Meeting of ASOSAI WGEA was held on the afternoon of 30th Jan. Delegates to the meeting revised the Procedural Rules of ASOSAI WGEA, approved to carry out parallel audit on water environmental protection, and launch research projects on Audit on Poverty Alleviation and Living Environment Improvement in Rural Areas and Application of Big Data Analytics in Environmental Auditing. The meeting also decided that SAI Bhutan and Kazakhstan would host the next seminars in 2020 and 2022 respectively.