Magazine No. 26 - 2021 109 Studies and other articles Lessons from the Covid-19 crisis for African SAIs The occurrence of the pandemic forces us to reflect on the possibility of a similar situation occurring in the future, of lockdown periods being more recurrent, with the added bonus of an increase in home working and social distancing becoming the norm. Therefore, it seems urgent to use this experience of crisis management to be better prepared for future crises with similar consequences on human activity and, subsequently, on how entities such as SAIs operate. The SAI's role as employer Business continuity has been a major issue for all public organizations during the crisis, but we must remember that the priority for any employer, including a SAI, in all circumstances is to ensure the safety and protection of staff at the workplace. The priority for any employer, including a SAI, in all circumstances is to ensure the safety and protection of staff at the workplace Therefore, initiatives focused on the development of risk assessment, and crisis management documents have been most welcome. They will be used as a forward-looking monitoring tool and for proposing concrete actions in line with national and international guidelines should a similar situation arise. They will be an excellent tool for guaranteeing staff protection in the event of a health crisis or one that affects the safety and organization of activities at the SAI. Elements to capitalize on: Case of the SAI of Cameroon Clearly, we must recognize today that this crisis has imposed strong operational constraints on the SAI of Cameroon - as elsewhere - and its management methods must be evaluated in order to learn a number of lessons and refine traditional working methods. The use of cloud computing and other digital tools Digital tools and the cloud proved essential during the lockdown period, as they allowed work teams to access resources and information remotely from any device, wherever they were. The continuity of activities was also ensured (video-conferences, screen-sharing, etc.). However, it should be noted that the acceleration of the digital transformation raises the question of data security and the need for it to be controlled.