The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Qatar Chapter's 7th National Conference on Internal Auditing kicked off Sunday in the presence of HE President of Civil Service and Government Development Bureau (CGB) Abdulaziz bin Nasser bin Mubarak al-Khalifa.
Held under the theme "Be Brave", the two-day conference aims to spread awareness on internal audit and its significance in optimising works, as well as upgrading surveillance, governance, and risk management.
Al-Khalifa said the event reflects the spirit of the robust co-operation and partnership between the bureau and IIA in Qatar. He underscored the CGB's keenness to perpetuate the professional co-operation with IIA which is demonstrated through the joint commitment to enhance efficacy and innovation in functionality, in recognition of the significance of an effective internal audit in ministries and institutions to offer an added value and be one of the vital tools of advancement.
The objective of the effective professional co-operation between the two sides lies in bolstering transparency, excellence in performance, quality and accountability in the multipronged government operation aspects to achieve development and sustainability, Al Khalifa said.
For his part, HE Chairman of Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah emphasised the significance of the conference theme and its role in solidifying the works of the institutions, particularly with respect to transparency and combating the corruption.
He pointed out that the conference covers broad topics, such as risk management, combating of fraud, internal audit reports and other relevant topics, in addition to highlighting numerous challenges related to upsurge in corruption issues in the entire region, underscoring the need to seriously operate in the field of audit in general.
Chief of IIA Adel al-Hashimi pointed out that the theme of the conference expresses the courage inspired by wisdom and science and derived from professionalism and international standards which constitute an added value for the operation of the institutions.
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