Mozambique: Pro PALOP-TL SAI supports training to Civil Society Organizations on public financial management

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Civil society organisations (CSOs) have an important role to play on public expenditure oversight. As a non-governmental source, CSOs provide an independent analysis of public expenditure which can support the transparency of the overall monitoring process. In addition, involving and training CSOs in budget oversight can benefit marginalized groups of society. 
 
Within this context, the Forum for Budget Oversight in Mozambique (FMO) and the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) are organizing workshops on public finance management and open budgets to members of CSOs, journalists and MP assistants.
 
Financed by the European Union and coordinated by the Pro PALOP-TL SAI project, these workshops aim to equip participants with analytical skills and knowledge to exchange ideas and comments with the government, the parliament and the Court of Auditors about public finance management. In addition, participants will be able to better inform citizens about the important role of Supreme Audit Institutions in the budget oversight and promoting budget transparency. It is equally important that the workshops are also attended by parliamentary staff who are familiar with the functioning of the parliament and the work of specialized committees.
 
On July 18th and 19th, the workshop will focus on public finance management and the process of budget planning.  On July 20th and 21st, the focus will be on open budgets and the importance of public engagement in the process of public expenditure oversight. This part of the training will be based upon the "Open budgets" course developed with the support of Pro PALOP TL-SAI and available in the AGORA portal. Participants will be invited to subscribe to the “Open Budgets” online course, access key information on the topic and complete practical exercises.
 
The course is available at https://learn.agora-parl.org/.
 
Follow more information about the workshop in Mozambique at Agora portal’s Facebook page: https://learn.agora-parl.org/.