Our vision is for an inclusive world where people on the move and host communities work together to create better lives for all. We believe that this is best achieved by fostering a common sense of humanity, dignity and a shared hope in a better future.
Our mission is to make life better for displaced people and host communities by fostering humanity, hope and dignity. We do this by facilitating individual wellbeing, community inclusion and global systems change with a focus on innovation in refugee and migrant protection.
Rather than applying traditional models of humanitarian rescue and material aid, we enable displaced people and the communities they live in to develop and implement their own solutions to the challenges they face. In addition, we amplify the voices of displaced communities through research and advocacy that influences policies and practices globally.
HOST is a charity with ACFID and ISO 9001 accreditation and local governance structures in each country that we operate. Our directors are listed below.
HOST International is the parent charity for all HOST operations. The Australian board is therefore ultimately accountable for all HOST activities and defers to local boards for local strategic oversight and direction. The following are directors of the Australian Charity.
HOST International also participates in the Westpac Board observer program which enables staff in Westpac and Minter Ellison to get experience as directors. As part of the program we receive support through Westpac and Minter Ellison pro bono programs. This support has been valuable to the development of HOST and been a great support to the board.
New Zealand Board
In New Zealand HOST operates as a locally registered Charity called HOST International NZ. In addition to David Keegan as the Chair, the following are Directors of the NZ charity
In Malaysia, HOST operates under a local foundation called HOST International Foundation Malaysia. In addition to David Keegan as the Chair, the following are Directors of the Malaysian charity.
Datok Raj Abdul Karim
Datok Raj is an accomplished Human Rights advocate and an expert in child protection and child rights. She is the current Director of MKKM a child rights service in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In Thailand, HOST operates under the local foundation called HOST International Foundation Thailand with a locally appointed board.
In Indonesia we operate through a partnership with SUAKA while we establish a local foundation