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IFAC MOU Partners – GAVI, Global Fund, USAID & PAFA, Advance Accountability in the Public Sector

In a groundbreaking move, the African Professionalisation Initiative (API) has forged a strategic alliance with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to propel accountability within the public health sector by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 13 March 2024. This MOU marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts of various stakeholders…

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PAFA, ONECCA Burkina Faso, and API To Increase Public Sector Professionals in Burkina Faso

Representatives from the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA), the National Order of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts of Burkina Faso (ONECCA Burkina Faso), and the African Professionalisation Initiative (API) recently convened to discuss the delivery of public sector Professionalisation for accountants, auditors and non-finance managers in French speaking African countries.  This initiative, funded by…

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Good Public Financial Management Will Transform Lives – SIDA

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API) and the Swedish International Cooperation and Development Agency (SIDA) met on 9 February 2024 to evaluate performance against targets for the year 2023 and consider actions for future periods. As a key financier of the API, SIDA maintains a keen interest in supporting initiatives that support good finance governance with…

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Advancing Accountancy in Africa: Key Stakeholders Convene to Address Governance, Transparency, and Sustainability

The Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA), in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the World Bank (WB), organised a ground-breaking stakeholders roundtable in Nairobi, Kenya from 22 to 26 January 2024. The event brought together key stakeholders from the African and Global accountancy ecosystem. The forum delved into critical topics, aiming to shape…

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Gambia Takes Steps to Professionalise Government Auditors and Accountants

On the 5 December 2023, the Republic of The Gambia  made a significant move towards enhancing accountability and transparency in the use of public resources by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Professionalisation Initiative (API). The MoU was signed by the Gambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (GICA); the National Audit Office of…

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Request for Expressions of Interest : API Implementation Consultant Liberia

AFROSAI-E has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the African Financial Integrity and Accountability Support Project (AFIAP). We intend to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for a consultant to coordinate and implement the API Learning Programme for Liberia. Click here to visit the AfDB website for more…

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Request for Expressions of Interest : API Implementation Consultant Zimbabwe

The AFROSAI-E has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the African Financial Integrity and Accountability Support Project (AFIAP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for a consultant to coordinate and implement the API Learning Programme for Zimbabwe. Click here…

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SIDA and API Meet to Review 2023 Results on Strengthening Public Sector Accountability in Africa

Introduction In a significant step towards enhancing transparency and accountability in the African public sector, the Swedish International Cooperation and Development Agency (SIDA) and the African Public Sector Professionalisation Initiative (API) for government accountants and auditors convened a pivotal meeting on 15 November 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to review the performance and…

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Request for Expressions of Interest – Liberia

Contextualisation of Liberia country-specific learning content AFROSAI-E has received financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of the African Financial Integrity and Accountability Support Project (AFIAP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for a consultancy/service provider to the author to incorporate…

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Request for Expressions of Interest – Zimbabwe

Contextualisation of Zimbabwe country-specific learning content AFROSAI-E has received financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of the African Financial Integrity and Accountability Support Project (AFIAP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for a consultancy/service provider to the author to incorporate…

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AFROSAI-E Successfully Holds the Annual Technical Conference

Introduction The African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions from English-speaking countries (AFROSAI-E) recently concluded its highly anticipated and successful 18th Technical Conference themed MOVE, which took place from the 7 to 9 November, 2023, in Pretoria, South Africa. The event provided a platform for delegates from Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) across the region to discuss…

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Zimbabwe Strengthens Public Sector Accountability with Professionalisation Agreement

Introduction In a significant milestone for Zimbabwe’s public sector, a momentous ceremony was held on the 23 October 2023 to mark the signing of the Public Sector Accountants and Auditors Professionalisation Agreement. The agreement, signed between the Management Training Bureau of Zimbabwe (MTB), the Chartered Governance & Accountancy Institute in Zimbabwe (CGAIZ), and the African…

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API Takes part in the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) Professionalisation Webinar

Introduction On 3 October 2023, an important webinar was held to address the pressing objective of professionalisation within Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the AFROSAI community. The event, organised by the Professionalisation Working Group of the Institutional and Technical Capacity Building Committee (ITCBC) of AFROSAI, in partnership with the Regional Forum of the Capacity Building…

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The API Holds The First Virtual PFM Conference

Introduction The first African Professionalisation Initiative (API) Virtual Public Finance Management (PFM) Conference took place on 27 September 2023, creating a groundbreaking platform that brought together public sector accountants and auditors from across Africa. This landmark event marked a significant step toward enhancing professionalism and promoting best practices in the field of public finance management…

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Liberia Signs the MOU with API to Professionalise Public Sector Accountants and Auditors

Introduction Liberia, a West African nation, has taken a significant step towards strengthening the accountancy profession by professionalising their government accountants and auditors. The Liberian government recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the African Professionalisation Initiative (API). The signing ceremony took place in Monrovia on the 29  September 2023. This collaboration between Liberian…

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API and AAFA Partnership Reinforced at the 2023 AAFA Annual Conference

Introduction The African Professionalisation Initiative attended the 12th Annual African Accounting and Finance hosted by AAFA – the African Accounting and Finance Association between 5-8 September 2023. This was a momentous occasion, as Accra, Ghana, the venue of this year’s conference, represents a significant location in the history of AAFA, as it is where the…

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API Meets with its Key Donor – SIDA

Overview In a significant step toward enhancing its professionalisation efforts, the African Professionalisation Initiative (API) Executive Committee members and secretariat staff held productive discussions with the Swedish International Cooperation and Development Agency (SIDA). SIDA is API’s main funder. The meeting took place on 10 August 2023. The API is grateful for the strong partnership and…

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BICA and API Sign the API Professionalisation MOU

Background and Professionalisation Rationale BICA and API have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to professionalise public sector accountants and auditors in Botswana. There exists a severe shortage of public sector accounting and auditing professionals across Africa. The African Union Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration stresses in article 9 the…

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API Engages at the PAFA Events During the ACOA 2023

Introduction Professionals are continually encouraged to commit to lifelong learning by relentlessly pursuing acquisition of knowledge and ideas that prepare and position them for long-term success. The API took part in the seventh (7th) edition of the PAFA biannual conference – “Africa Congress of Accountants” that took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 15 to…

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L’API participe aux événements du PAFA pendant l’ACAO 2023

Introduction Les professionnels sont continuellement encouragés à s’engager dans l’apprentissage tout au long de la vie en poursuivant sans relâche l’acquisition de connaissances et d’idées qui les préparent et les placent en position de réussite à long terme. L’API a participé à la septième (7ème) édition de la conférence biannuelle du PAFA – “Congrès africain…

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The 1st API Virtual Public Sector Finance Management Conference  

RESERVE YOUR PLACE – DO NOT MISS THIS CONFERENCE. Knowledge accumulates in drips and gets leveraged in buckets. Grab this chance and position yourself for success. Click and register below!!!!! Register Now | Download PFM Conference Program Joint Organisers Theme: Public Value Creation Through Quality Public Finance Governance Date: 27 September 2023 – 11 AM…

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The API Holds its first CPD Event

Introduction Continuous learning is the trademark of human civilisation. What are some of the issues that have kept you busy, engaged and staying up late this year? Do you believe organisations have invested enough to respond to the evolving human, business, and technological challenges? The African Professionalisation Initiative – API – held its first Continuing…

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La comptabilité et l’audit du secteur public (CASP) des pays francophones subsahariens : Contexte, pratiques et implications pour l’initiative de professionnalisation en Afrique

Préparé en en collaboration avec l’Association africaine de comptabilité et de finance (AAFA), et réalisé par Dr Philippe Lassou (Université de Guelph) et Professeur Teerooven Soobaroyen (Université d’Essex), le présent rapport examine le cadre institutionnel, les structures/institutions nationales et l’infrastructure éducative relatifs aux pratiques de la comptabilité et de l’audit du secteur public (CASP) en vigueur…

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Public Sector Accounting and Auditing (PSAA) in Francophone Sub-Saharan Countries: Context, Practices and Implications for the African Professionalisation Initiative 

This report, in collaboration with the African Accounting & Finance Association (AAFA), and authored by Dr Philippe Lassou (University of Guelph) and Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen (University of Essex), examines the institutional framework, national structures/institutions, and educational infrastructure pertaining to public sector accounting and auditing (PSAA) practices in Francophone Sub-Saharan African countries. This directly follows from…

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Notice of Clarification and Amendment of Instructions to Translators: Translation of the Accelerated Learning Programme of the African Professionalisation Initiative from English to French

With reference to the Request for Proposal (RFP) on the above subject matter issued on 6 March 2023, Service providers are being informed that a Notice of Clarification and Amendment of Instructions was issued on 14 March 2023, see attached.  The closing date for receiving proposals remains 27 March 2023.

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Future Ready Professionals – A Joint CPD Event between API, PAAB Zimbabwe and CGIAZ

Event: Trends and Opportunities Impacting Professional Accountants and Auditors in 2023 and Beyond Theme: Prosperity through greater accountability and transparency in the public sector Event: Trends and Opportunities Impacting Professional Accountants and Auditors in 2023 and Beyond Theme: Prosperity through greater accountability and transparency in the public sector

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API and PAFA Request Proposals for Translation of the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) of the API from English to French

The mission of the African Professionalisation Programme (API) is to grow the capacity of accountancy professionals in the African public sector for enhanced service delivery. The API achieves this mission through developing online learning programmes and facilitating the adoption and implementation of these programmes across the public sector in Africa. One of the learning programs…

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SIDA Committed to Supporting Public Sector Professionalisation in Africa

SIDA Objectives and Funding for the API The Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has offered The African Professionalisation Initiative nothing but the most fervent support. Through a programme funding agreement with AFROSAI-E to support the professionalisation of public sector accountants and auditors in African governments, SIDA is making significant contribution to the realisation…

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API Takes Part in the PAFA Engagement on Sustainability, Reporting and Assurance

Introduction Sustainability standards provide a vital symmetry between ESG commitments and enduring corporate success. The API took part in the PAFA multistakeholder meeting on sustainability, reporting and assurance on the 26th of January 2023. The engagement attracted a wide range of stakeholders from academia, professional accountancy bodies (PAOs), standards setters, supreme audit institutions (SAIs), accountants…

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The African Professionalisation Initiative is hiring – Administrative Coordinator

The African Professionalisation Initiative is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team. As the Administrative Coordinator, you will support the effective functioning of our operations by:  Communicating with our internal and external stakeholders. Preparing information for and coordinating meetings and events. Preparing high-level reports. Doing basic accounting with a focus on…

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L’API soutient l’agenda de l’AAAG – Réunion du ISC tenue à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

L’API a participé à la réunion du Comité directeur intérimaire (ISC) de l’Association africaine des comptables généraux (AAAG) qui s’est tenue récemment en Côte d’Ivoire. Le directeur de l’API, Evans Mulera, a pris part à la réunion en tant que représentant de la Fédération panafricaine des comptables (une organisation partenaire de l’API) – PAFA.

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API présente à la Conférence des Comités des Comptes Parlementaires – AFROPAC

Thème de la conférence AFROPAC La Conférence de l’Organisation Africaine des Comités de Comptes Parlementaires (AFROPAC) a eu lieu du 31 octobre au 4 novembre 2022 à Monrovia, Liberia. GIZ et AFROPAC. La vision de l’API soutient les objectifs de l’AFROPAC L’API est approuvée et soutenue par l’Union africaine par le biais d’un mémorandum de…

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Zimbabwe – Le premier pays à mettre en œuvre le programme API

Le gouvernement du Zimbabwe a marqué une nouvelle première en devenant le premier pays à s’engager dans l’initiative de professionnalisation africaine qui vise à favoriser la réussite de la professionnalisation des comptables et des vérificateurs du secteur public. Cette initiative aboutira à la création d’un secteur public africain doté de professionnels compétents, éthiques et influents…

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API Presents at the Parliamentary Accounts Committees Conference

The Africa Organisation of Parliamentary Accounts Committees (AFROPAC) Conference took place from the 31st of October to the 4th of November 2022 in Monrovia, Liberia. The theme of the conference was “Collect comprehensively, borrow wisely, spend efficiently: Public Finance Oversight in a time of pandemic recovery”. This successful conference was sponsored by GIZ and AFROPAC.…

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Zimbabwe – The First Country to Implement the API Program

The Government of Zimbabwe has scored another first by becoming the first country to sign up for the African Professionalisation Initiative that aims to drive the success of Public Sector Accountants and Auditors Professionalisation. This will result in the achievement of an African public sector capacitated with competent, ethical, and influential professionals who support accountability,…

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API Exhibits at the AFROSAI-E  Tech Conference

API staff took part in the AFROSAI-E hybrid (in-person and virtual) Technical conference from 18 to 20 October 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. Themed “Connect”, the conference brought together Auditors General and their key staff to consider key priorities that will affect the role and impact of Supreme Audit Institutions – SAIs – towards effective…

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L’ASDI tient une réunion avec les dirigeants de l’API

L’Agence suédoise de coopération internationale au développement (ASDI) a tenu une réunion stratégique avec la direction de l’API le 23 août 2023. L’ASDI est un donateur clé du programme API, et son soutien financier est acheminé par l’AFROSAI-E, qui héberge le secrétariat de l’API. L’ordre du jour de la réunion était de fournir des mises…

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The API and AAFA Driving Collaboration

The African Professionalisation Initiative – API – team took part in the African Accounting and Finance Association – AAFA – annual conference in Cairo, Egypt from the 5th to the 9th of September 2022. The Conference was officially opened by the Minister for Finance of Egypt. He was accompanied by the country’s minister for Education…

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SIDA Holds Meeting with API Leadership

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) held a strategic meeting with the API leadership on the 23rd of August 2022. SIDA is a key donor of the API program, and its funding support is channelled through the AFROSAI-E, which hosts the API secretariat. The agenda of the meeting was to provide updates on progress…

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Evans Mulera appointed as Head of African Professionalisation Initiative (API) Secretariat

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Evans Mulera as the Head of the African Professionalisation Initiative Secretariat, with effect from 1 June 2022. Following a rigorous selection process, we are pleased that this resulted in the selection of a candidate who has a detailed understanding of the accounting profession in the public sector.…

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Exciting API vacancy: Technical Manager

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API) has reissued the exciting position of Technical Manager. Are you passionate about making a difference in society and the accountancy in Africa? Then this could be your chance to make an impact. API Technical Manager Advertisement If you are interested in applying for this exciting position, complete the application form and send…

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L’apprentissage en ligne comme catalyseur de la réalisation d’une masse critique de professionnels de la comptabilité du secteur public

L’initiative de professionnalisation africaine (API), dans son objectif de professionnalisation de la comptabilité et de l’audit dans le secteur public, a identifié la facilité d’accès à des programmes d’apprentissage de qualité comme l’un des facteurs qui permettront aux pays d’accélérer la réalisation d’une masse critique de professionnels de la comptabilité dans le secteur public. La…

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Online learning as a catalyst for the realisation of a critical mass of public sector accountancy professionals

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API), in its objective of professionalising accounting and auditing in the public sector, has identified ease of access to quality learning programmes as one of the factors that will enable countries to speed up the realisation of a critical mass of public sector accountancy professionals. The API online learning platform- API…

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The African Professionalisation Initiative is hiring!

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API) is expanding its team with three exciting new positions. Are you passionate about making a difference in society and the accountancy profession in Africa? Then this could be your chance to make an impact. Technical Director Technical Manager Online Learning Manager The application closing date is 30 September 2021. Technical Director (view…

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The API hosts an interactive information session to explain the Call for Expression of Interest

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API) hosted a multi-stakeholder information session on 4 August 2021, to issue out its Call for Expression of Interest. This call enables countries to indicate their interest to be the first implementers of the API’s capacity building approach. This is a crucial step towards the API’s long-term goal, to build and…

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Appel aux pays pour qu’ils expriment leur intérêt à recevoir une assistance pour la mise en œuvre de l’API

L’API lance un appel aux pays pour qu’ils expriment leur intérêt à recevoir une assistance pour la mise en œuvre de l’API. Recevoir ce soutien permettra aux pays sélectionnés d’être parmi des premiers à adopter les ressources d’apprentissage et la méthodologie de renforcement des capacités de l’API. L’API organisera un webinaire d’information le mercredi 4…

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API publishes its first Strategy Plan for the period 2021-2023

The Interim Oversight Board (IOB) approved the African Professionalisation Initiative’s first ever Strategy Plan, covering the period 2021-2023. The Strategy Plan will guide the activities of the API through the collaboration between its partner organisations.  This will include the formal establishment of the API as a permanent structure to serve the African continent for decades to…

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Asking the right questions- An API white paper on the questions government needs to ask for effective professional capacity building

The effective allocation and management of scarce resources is a challenge faced by most countries, with those in Africa not being an exception. Capacity constraints in the number of professional accountants and auditors is often one of the many factors that contributes to this challenge by affecting the management and maximisation of value from public…

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African Professionalisation Initiative completes its first online learning pilot

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API)’s phase 1 pilot, that kick-started in April 2020, has now been concluded and has received very positive feedback from participants.It can be said that the objectives of the pilot have been met, with feedback on the relevance and rigour of the content as well the user experience being encouraging, constructive…

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African Professionalisation Initiative kick-starts its first online learning pilot

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API) has kick-started its first pilot of learning content. This learning content has been developed in line with the API Competency Framework under the oversight of the interim Academic Advisory Committee and implemented on the brand-new online platform, API Learning. The content developed is for an accelerated learning programme which addresses…

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