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Welcome to 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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Preliminary results Impact Study

Our work has a demonstrated positive impact on organisations's accountability.

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Interview by International Geneva

Our Executive Director, Désirée Walter, was recently interviewed by International Geneva about our work.

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BFD’s Certification Journey

We interviewed Abdullah Al Kaff, Partnership Officer at Building Foundation for Development in Yemen, on their CHS certification journey.

News posts

Building Foundation for Development’s CHS Certification journey

September 2023

Interview with Abdullah Al Kaff, Partnership Officer, Building Foundation for Development in Yemen.

Désirée Walter's interview by International Geneva

September 2023

International Geneva interviewed Désirée Walter, our Executive Director, about our work.

Robust, reliable, covering significant aspects of donor requirements

June 2023

Supervisor auditor Marie Grasmuck answers important question about the CHS+ pilot project in this interview.

Change in Leadership

June 2023
Announcement of the change in Leadership.

Annual report 2022

March 2023.

HQAI Annual report 2022.

CHS+ Pilot Project

March 2023
CHS+ Pilot Project - HQAI now has a proof of concept that CHS+ audits can meet key due diligence requirements of strategic donors as a result of the pilot in Bangladesh.

ICVA membership

March 2023
HQAI is proud to announce its brand-new membership to the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) network, a global consortium of over 140 members active in humanitarian response across the world.

Impact on accountability

January 2023
Independent CHS quality assurance has a demonstrated positive impact on organisations' accountability.

HQAI Round Table 2022

December 2022
CHS certification as an enabler of localisation.

HQAI audits: The story of DRC

December 2022

"We are on a journey of continuous learning and improvement that has a baseline." The people from DRC discuss their path towards certification while highlighting its advantages. The larger narrative presents a positive picture towards certification and this interview, in particular, would help understand the relevance of CHS through an audited organisation's perspective. Indeed, CHS certification incentivises accountability!

Job opening - QA Manager

November 2022
Job opening at HQAI Secretariat - Senior QA Manager (100%) I Geneva

HQAI takes a stand

November 2022
What our job entails, how it works and the journey ahead.