Human and Hope Association (HHA) is a Cambodian-run NGO that conducts education, vocational training and community development projects, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable women and children in rural communities. HHA is registered in Cambodia and its governing board includes four local community and business leaders, hand-picked based on their professionalism, knowledge, skills, compassion and commitment.
HHA Incorporated (HHA Inc) is the Australian-based fundraising partner of HHA, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC). HHA Inc has four board members, a team of 12 volunteers and includes HHA’s Director as an advisor, to ensure it stays true to the Khmer culture and local context. The HHA Inc Board ensures that both organisations’ processes, activities and relationships comply with ACNC governance standards, through mechanisms including regular reporting; internal and external auditing; publication of finances and ethical standards; and policies to ensure board member, staff and volunteer behaviour complies with ACNC duties of responsible persons.
HHA is committed to good governance, including financial accountability, quality improvement, risk management, strategic planning and evaluation. We monitor and evaluate the success of the programs we fund in achieving their outcomes and publicly report on their impact on the lives of participants and the local community. Some specific governance and accountability mechanisms include: