AFIIA was created in May 2009 to provide a non-political, unified voice of the members of the African Continent on common issues, to collaborate in a manner which will best serve the interest of all African IIA members, and to promote and develop an effective internal audit profession supported by strong, recognised institutes.
AFIIA is an associated regional organisation of the IIA Inc. that facilitate the coordination and implementation of development initiatives by working with its constituent member national institutes to advocate and enhance the profession.
Objectives of AFIIA
To provide a unified voice of the members of (from) the African Continent on common issues, to collaborate in a manner which will best serve the interest of all African IIA members, and to assist, strengthen and facilitate the development of the various national Institutes to promote and develop an effective internal audit profession supported by strong, recognized national institutes. Thus value will be added to all stakeholders in the private and public sectors, by improving risk management, internal control and governance in all organizations.
AFIIA Governing Council
The Governing Council, which is elected by a General Assembly of all member national institutes, includes a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, The Immediate Past Chairperson, Honorary Secretary-General, Honorary Treasurer and five Vice Presidents representing the North African, West African, Central African, East African & Southern African sub-Regions of Africa
To be the unified voice of the internal audit profession in Africa.
To promote the internal audit profession in Africa by building relationships with relevant stakeholders, providing platforms for collaboration, providing support to member institutes and assist in ensuring the growth of the local institutes in each of the African countries.
AFIIA’s value proposition to member institutes is that they would benefit from its strategic activities such as:
- Creating a unified voice for internal audit on the continent.
- Building relationships with key stakeholders on the continent that may have a profound impact on the profession.
- Providing platforms that enable collaboration and leveraging off economies of scale.
- Providing avenues for the mentorship of upcoming or struggling institutes.
A stronger AFIIA would translate in a stronger profession on the continent, which in turn would translate in growth for the local institutes.