In 2012, AWEPA contributed to the establishment and initial capacitation of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee Chairpersons Forum of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature. The MPAC’s are an initiative suggested by the National Assembly of the Parliament of South Africa to strengthen the fiscal oversight capabilities of local government. Due to the highly technical nature of providing fiscal oversight, AWEPA was requested to facilitate a training module for the members of the Forum. The feedback and experience gained from this training, which was organised in partnership with the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA), has led to a refinement and expansion of the module to include further workshops centered on technical aspects and on site mentoring during the preparation of the annual oversight report.
Location: Port Nolloth, South Africa.