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October 2, 2018
 
Welcome to Our 2018-2019 Fellows

We are pleased to welcome the 2018-19 class of Fellows to Canada!

2018-2019 FellowsDuring their stay in Canada, these auditors from the supreme audit institutions (SAIs) of Guyana and Rwanda will be developing the skills, knowledge and experience they will need to become leaders in their SAI’s performance audit department.

The Fellows arrived in Canada in September and have been completing a series of professional training courses and orientation activities with the Foundation. This week they are joining their host offices—the Offices of the Auditors General of Canada and of British Columbia—where they will each be part of an audit team and will both learn from Canadian colleagues and mentors and contribute their skills and experience to a performance audit.

In addition to their work at their host office, the Fellows will each develop a plan for a performance audit that will be carried out at their SAI when they return home, all on topics relating to development priorities.

The Fellowships are part of our seven-year International Governance, Accountability and Performance Program, which is supporting the SAIs and parliamentary oversight bodies of Burkina Faso, Guyana, Rwanda and Vietnam. On behalf of the Foundation and the Fellows, we acknowledge and thank Global Affairs Canada for funding the program and the Offices of the Auditors General of Canada and British Columbia for hosting this year’s Fellowship placements.

The 2018-2019 Fellows

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Karel Canterbury
Country: Guyana
Canadian office: Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia
Audit plan topic: Guyana’s preparedness for an oil spill

Karel is currently an audit supervisor in the Financial Audit Department at the Audit Office of Guyana. She is responsible for conducting financial and compliance audits of the accounts of statutory bodies, public sector enterprises and foreign-funded projects.

Karel has a diploma in accounting and business from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has participated in training on IT auditing funded by the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) and by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). She has also participated in the international training program on auditing public sector enterprises sponsored by the Government of India through the International Centre for Information Systems and Audits (iCISA).

Marlon Leitch

Marlon Leitch
Country: Guyana
Canadian office: Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia
Audit plan topic: Technical and vocational training outcomes by gender

Marlon joined the Audit Office of Guyana in 1997 as an audit clerk. In 2012, he was promoted and became responsible for supervising, instructing and monitoring the work of staff, who examine the financial and accounting systems, procedures and internal control of statutory bodies, ministries, departments and regional agencies. He has audited revenue collection agencies, ministries, regional departments and foreign-funded projects, such as those supported by the World Bank, Caribbean Development Fund, and Caribbean Development Bank.

Marlon holds a diploma in project management from the Institute of Commercial Management in Bournemouth, England; a bachelor’s degree in public management from the University of Guyana; a certificate in industrial and social studies from Critchlow Labour College; and an Audit Technician Certificate from the Audit Office of Guyana.

Pie Harerimana

Pie Harerimana
Country: Rwanda
Canadian office: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Audit plan topic: Effectiveness of skills development by Rwanda Polytechnic

Pie is currently an audit manager in the Performance Audit Department at the Office of the Auditor General of Rwanda. Prior to joining the Office in 2012, as an assistant auditor in regularity audit, he worked with the University of Rwanda (formerly Umutara Polytechnic) as Chief Accountant since 2009.

Pie holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Accounting) from the University of Rwanda and is currently an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – United Kingdom) student. He also has a diploma in performance audit from AFROSAI-E and has participated in several other professional workshops and conferences, both as a trainee and a trainer, in Rwanda and internationally.

Epimaque Kanyankore

Epimaque Kanyankore
Country: Rwanda
Canadian office: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Audit plan topic: Sustainability of forests in Rwanda

Epimaque has a master’s degree in statistics with computer applications, post-graduate diplomas in actuarial statistics and in banking and insurance, as well as a diploma in performance audit from AFROSAI-E. He has also attended several workshops and conferences provided by different institutions including the Office of the Auditor General of Rwanda, AFROSAI-E and the SDG Academy.

Epimaque has worked at the Office of the Auditor General of Rwanda as a performance auditor since 2015 and has been a principal auditor since 2017. He has participated in carrying out six performance audits, where he served either as a team member or a team leader with responsibilities including but not limited to planning, executing, reporting and follow up.

 

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