His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani, the President of the State Audit Bureau of Qatar (SAB) the President of ARABOSAI, inaugurated the first training meeting held by the ARABOSAI through its e-learning platform on the theme "Public Policy Evaluation". The meeting launched its activities on Monday, December 14, 2020, in the presence of representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the Arab countries.
In his virtual opening speech, His Excellency stated that the launch of the ARABOSAI e-learning platform is an important accomplishment at the strategic level for the benefit of the Organization’s member SAIs, which would provide many advantages such as saving time, saving costs and expanding the range of participation in training courses and meetings held by ARABOSAI. This would allow a better response to the needs of the member SAIs and enhance the position of the Organization and its leadership at the international level, particularly during this period when the world is facing the repercussions resulting from the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani explained the importance of the meeting’s theme for the Arab SAIs by supporting their endeavors to enshrine principles of accountability, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness in managing public funds within areas related to citizens’ lives and highlighting the extent of the success of public policies in achieving the results and goals targeted through them, as well as developing recommendations and remedial proposals regarding them, when necessary. His Excellency stressed that within the international context, which is witnessing an intense focus by countries around the world to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030), the ARABOSAI seeks to enhance the efficiency and professionalism of member SAIs by acquiring knowledge and experience and exchanging experiences with each other in this vital field.
His Excellency Sheikh Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Saoud Al Thani concluded his speech by thanking those in charge of organizing this meeting, wishing the participants all success.