"We see the certification as an excellent tool to achieve more Quality and Accountability". Congratulations to ACT Alliance who have received their certification against the CHS.
“We truly appreciate that ACT Alliance uses our services. Our third-party quality assessment gives the ACT Alliance Secretariat even more legitimacy to publicly assert that it applies the CHS and puts affected populations at the very centre of its work” acknowledged Pierre Hauselmann, Executive Director of HQAI, when handing over the certificate.
ACT Alliance is the world's largest faith-based humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation. The network brings together international, national and regional organisations. "Quality and Accountability are a fundamental part of our vision and we would like our members to focus on these principles, too. We see the HQAI certification as an excellent tool to achieve this objective and expect to have a very close cooperation with HQAI in promoting this agenda of transparency" concluded Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of ACT Alliance.
About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and faith-based organisations working together in over 100 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people. Advocacy, Development and Humanitarian are key areas where ACT Alliance and its members help, keeping up with the highest international codes and standards. HQAI certifies that the humanitarian activities of ACT Alliance Secretariat worldwide comply with the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, following the requirements of the CHS Alliance verification scheme.
An HQAI auditor screened the organisation from the head office in Geneva to programme sites in Nepal, where four projects focusing on shelter, WASH and livelihoods were thoroughly examined. The auditor made sure to involve internal and external stakeholders at each stage. After this initial audit and their good performance, ACT Alliance desired to change the scope from Independent Verification to Certification, a smooth process thanks to the complementarity of HQAI’s services. The certification is valid for four years, but regular maintenance and mid-term audits will be conducted.
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