NEW ZEALAND

INNOVATION IN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

HOST International New Zealand is a not for profit NZ charity and subsidiary of HOST International that is working to bring the experiences of former refugees to the design and implementation of resettlement and broader community support services in NZ.

Our primary goal is to bring innovation and a solutions-based approach to resettlement in New Zealand that is informed and led by communities.

At HOST International NZ, we believe in a strengths-based narrative when talking about the refugee background experience. When former refugees arrive in NZ, they bring with them a wealth of both professional and personal experience that can enrich both their lives and wider NZ society.

FOCUS ON INCLUSION AND EMPLOYMENT

At HOST NZ, we believe that inclusion and employment are critical success indicators for refugees who resettle in NZ. Therefore we have a special focus on building capability for migrant employment and working with partners to promote full inclusion.

We actively work with organisations, government and individuals working in the sector and on the receiving end of the services delivered to identify and improve the resettlement experience and to break down the barriers that may exist.