2021 GAO International Webinar Series


A message from Mr. Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and Head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)PDF Transcript


We are pleased to launch this free 2021 GAO International Webinar Series for the INTOSAI community. These webinars will be offered periodically and will bring together experts and practitioners on topics relevant to the auditing community to promote knowledge sharing and help address emerging issues auditors are facing under the pandemic. We welcome your participation in this webinar series and look forward to continuing our strong collaboration.

Upcoming Webinars

Below is information on our upcoming webinar, how to join, and how to subscribe to our mailing list. No registration is required. 

  • Upcoming webinar: Auditing for Fraud, September 15, 2021 from 10-11 am EDT (2-3 PM UTC). This webinar is free and open to the public. See Webinar Flyer
  • Panelists: Aysha Mohammed Al Blooshi, Senior Auditor, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Supreme Audit Institution; Zohra Farooq Nooryar, Senior Financial Management Specialist, Governance Global Practice, The World Bank; Luis Alonso Robas Sanchez, Manager for Control of Megaprojects; Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru. Moderator will be Seto Bagdoyan, Director of Audits, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO. See biographies. Panelists will discuss the current scope of fraud, in particular with trillions spent recently on  Covid relief, tools and techniques for preventing and detecting fraud, and what they expect to look for in the future.  
  • Platform: This webinar will be broadcast over Zoom. We encourage audience members to submit questions using the chat feature or email at INTOSAICOVID19@gao.gov. Note: All webinars including comments made in the Zoom chat feature, will be recorded and made publicly available on this website. 
  • Comments and/or questions: We encourage everyone to submit any questions and/or comments about the webinar series to INTOSAICOVID19@gao.gov.
  • Language: All webinars will be in English and no interpreting services will be provided.
  • Continuing Professional Education credit: Each webinar may be eligible for 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for U.S. participants, and international colleagues may be able to earn credits as well.  There are no prerequisites and no advanced preparation is required. The webinars are designed with the intent to adhere to Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) CPE guidance. However, the ultimate responsibility for determining whether CPEs qualify for credit rests with the individual or employing organization.
  • Mailing list: To receive information on upcoming and past webinars, subscribe to our mailing list.

Past Webinars

Real-time Auditing of COVID-19 Activities – PDF Transcript 

On April 7, 2021, Nicole “Nikki” Clowers, Managing Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO); Pamela Monroe Ellis, Auditor General, Jamaica; and Archana Shirsat, Deputy Director General, INTOSAI Development Initiative, discussed challenges faced in conducting real-time audits of COVID-19 activities, lessons learned, and next steps.



Free webinar series: We are pleased to announce the new GAO International Webinar Series.

INTOSAI grant: The INTOSAI ‘SAI Continuity During COVID-19’ grant continues to be available for SAIs.

Website transition: With the exception of the GAO International Webinar Series, this website is no longer being maintained. All information has been transitioned to the longer-term SCEI effort