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Good news

Welcome to Good news at HQAI! Here you can dive into a collection of stories from audited, strategic and financial partners, from auditors and people affected by crisis who share their experience of working with us. We appreciate the insight of others on our work as independent auditor in the humanitarian and development sector.

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New President
Hello Madam President

Kate Halff takes over the Presidency of HQAI’s Board of Directors after five years of outstanding leadership under Professor Jacques Forster. Kate will use her vast experience and strategic qualities to build on the existing and help HQAI reach the next level, while putting a strong focus on team work and synergies.

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Checks and balances at ZOA

As the first ever Dutch NGO to achieve certification against the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), we couldn’t wait to hear ZOA’s thoughts on the process. Quality Manager, Gerard Hooiveld shares his insights and learnings…

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It's pronounced...

Our auditors Jo and Johnny speak about what it means to put communities at the centre by collecting their direct feedback on the ground. Why? To ensure quality and accountability throughout the system.

Good news posts

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Claire Goudsmit's experience as an auditor

An auditor's testimonial.

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Does the humanitarian sector need an Ombudsman?

Initiatives to strengthen quality and accountability have been launched and mechanisms have been institutionalised. The state of play today.

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HQAI is accredited

HQAI received accreditation against ISO/IEC 17065:2012 in 2018. Accreditation is the “certification of the certifying body”.

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A valuable innovation

Kate Halff shares her view on HQAI's potential in the humanitarian and development sector.