ALSAI participates in the seminar on “Contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in the field of prevention and elimination of the consequences of disasters and catastrophes”

04.11.2019

On October 30, 2019, the EUROSAI Working Group on Audit of Disaster and Catastrophe Funds, and Serbia-s SAI, organized a seminar in Belgrade, on topic: “Contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in the field of prevention and elemination of the consequences of disasters and catastrophes”. It was attended by representatives from the SAI-s of Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Poland and Romania, while the ALSAI was represented by auditors Ms. Ermira Vojka, Ms. Arminda Bushi and Mr. Dorel Balliu.

This seminar was organized in the continuation of the 5th meeting that took place in Tirana on April 24-25, 2019, and in the framework of the implementation of strategic objective no. 3 of the EUROSAI Working Group on the Audit of Funds Allocated to Disasters and Catastrophes “To contribute on the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals”. The seminar focused on current issues related to the prevention and elimination of the consequences of the disasters and catastrophes.

Among the presentations that were presented and discussed were the presentation of the results of audits carried out by the SAI-s of Poland and Ukraine, and was followed with interest the presentation of the external expert Ms. Olena Tkach on “Climate change consequences - disaster risk management”. This presentation emphasized the consequences of climate change on increasing disaster risk and the link between disaster risk management at the local-national and global levels.

The seminar concluded with the message that the role of the Supreme Audit Institutions in preventing and eliminating the consequences of catastrophes and disasters is very important. SAI-s through conducted audits, make the government aware on reducing the risk of being affected by disasters and emphasize that part of the allocated funds go to research and science studies that helps prevention and reduce the chance of disasters.

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