The International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM), a leading global public financial management (PFM) organization uniting government entities, institutions, professional associations, university departments and high-level financial management professionals devoted to improving financial management, has organized a virtual training symposium entitled “Managing Through Crisis: COVID-19 and Governance,” which will take place on February 9-10. As part of the symposium, Mr. Aleksi Aleksishvili, CEO and Chairman at PMCG, will moderate the panel entitled “Budgeting in Uncertain Times,” which will bring together panelists from North America, Africa, the Caucasus, and the Balkans.
Clearly, 2021 brings significant uncertainty in terms of government revenues and expenditures, as they are forced to make decisions with less information regarding the needs and resources of tomorrow. Correspondingly, as part of this panel, Ms. Shelby Kerns, Executive Director of the National Association of State Budget Officers from the USA, Ms. Sonya Roopnauth, Director of the Office of the Budget at the Agency of the Ministry of Finance of Guyana, Mr. Elmazi Salvador, Director of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of Kosovo, and Ms. Ekaterine Guntsadze, Head of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, will discuss the uncertainty in government revenues and expenses in their respective countries. They will debate the expectations of stakeholders in 2021 and beyond, areas that are protected by policy or law, mechanisms to increase flexibility to address changing situations with governance and oversight, as well as areas of opportunity to strengthen governance and service delivery. In addition, the attendees will have an opportunity to ask panelists relevant questions.
This symposium brings together more than 20 leading PFM experts from all over the world in order to examine the tools to help countries to plan for complex crises, to optimize public value through risk management, to combat fraud risks during the pandemic, to counter the depletion of digital technologies to support resilient PFM, and to ensure effective PFM for sustainable public finances in a post-Covid-19 world.
The event will be held over two mornings (EST USA) and will be available online post-event for 30 days for registrants to view and listen. Sessions will be translated in French and Spanish. In addition, CPEs are also available.
To attend the event, register here