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CONCEPTUAL PROPOSAL

Overview

The Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA), under the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), aims to improve the use of audit mandate and audit instruments in the field of environmental protection policies, by both members of the Working Group and non-member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). Joint auditing by SAIs of cross-border environmental issues and policies, and the audit of international environmental accords, has the Working Group's special attention. The current year of 2022 marks the 30th anniversary after the formulation of the working group in 1992. The proposed dates of the assembly are from 04th July – 08th July, 2022.

The theme for this years’ WGEA Assembly is "Raising Resilience" where the key note speeches, penal discussions and knowledge-sharing will revolve around the concept of resilience, implications it has for public sector budgets, risk assessments and the work of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), with a special focus on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).The goals of the INTOSAI WGEA 2020–2022 work plan are implemented through seven Work Packages and the main discussions of the Assembly will revolve around the topics of Climate finance, sustainable transport and plastic waste.

Agenda

10:00 - 10:15
Webinar Opens for Online Participants

10:15 - 10:20
Recitation of Holy Quran

10:20 - 10:25
Opening Remarks by AG of Finland

10:25 - 10:30
Welcoming Remarks by AG of Maldives

10:30 - 10:35
Speech by President of UNGA

10:35 - 10:40
WGEA 30th Anniversary Tribute – Sand Art Video

10:40 - 10:55
Environment Club Awards and Special Acknowledgement Award from WGEA

10:55 - 11:10
Keynote Speech by Guest of Honor

11:10 - 12:45
Panel Discussion on Resilience and Climate Change Risks

14:00 - 15:15
Panel Discussion on Climate Change Adaptation

15:30 - 16:30
Audit examples: Focus on Resilience

16:45 - 17:45
Audit examples: Focus on Water-Related Issues

17:45
Audit examples: Initiatives for Collaborative Audits
08:45 - 09:00
Webinar Opens

09:00 - 10:15
Session on Climate Finance: Funding Mechanisms, Challenges, and Audit Approaches

10:30 - 11:45
Session on Sustainable Transport: The Role of Auditing Sustainable Transport to the Achievement of SDGs and Paris Agreement on Climate Change

13:00 - 14:15
Session on Plastic Waste: Focus on the Indian Ocean

14:30 - 15:30
Session on Policy Coherence and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement

15:45 - 17:00
Group work on the WGEA Work Plan 2023-2025
08:45 - 09:00
Webinar Opens

09:00 - 10:30
INTOSAI WGEA Business Meeting

10:45 - 12:30
Business meeting: Introduction of Upcoming Projects

13:30 - 15:00
WGEA Anniversary & Award

15:00
Closing Ceremony

15:30 - 17:30
Steering Committee Meeting

Speakers

Keynote Speakers of the INTOSAI WGEA Assembly (more speakers will be added soon)

Ukulhas

Airport to Ukulhas 73 km
Airport to Ukulhas Public Ferry (duration 4hr)
Speed Boat (duration 1hr 30min)
Island Length and Width 1025×225 m
Population 1005 (Census, 2014)
Local Tourism Highlights 33 Guest Houses
628 Beds
03 Dive Center
Attractions & Excursions Manta point, picnic islands, sand banks, dive points, house reef

Ukulhas, located in the North Central Province, in the Alif Alif Atoll is one of the remarkable inhabited islands in the atoll. The island measures 1025 meters in length, 225 meters in width and is just a 1.5 to 2 hours ride away from the capital city Male’ and airport by speedboat. With the establishment of the Convention Centre in 2019, Ukulhas is one of the ideal islands in the country to hold large events and seminars.

The island has a population of 1600 inhabitants and since the year 2012, local tourism has become popular with a total of 30 guesthouses operating today. The atoll is famous for its significantly beautiful white sandy beaches with abundance of nature’s flora. The island is located in close proximity to amazing sandbanks, snorkeling points, swimming with manta rays and if you’re lucky, spotting whale sharks too.

The island of Ukulhas is well known for its cleanliness and achieving the Green Lead Award in the year 2014 for its outstanding efforts in protecting and preserving the island’s natural environment. The island has a tropical climate throughout the year, however, the month of July falls into the southwest monsoon where rain and moderately rough seas can be experienced.

Preparatory Works

Resources

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