corporate governance

Internal control & governance are integral parts of our day-to-day operations. Policies, Processes, Key Performance Indicators and Systems are in place to ensure effective governance. Ongoing monitoring, reporting and internal controls are undertaken and reviewed by the executive team to ensure all operations are aligned to achieve the charity’s purpose. These include the following:

  • The constitution represents the overarching rules of the organisation. The constitution contains all the necessary rules reflecting the public benevolent institution (PBI) nature of the organisation
  • A strategic plan, which includes an annual operating plan and budget.
  • Budgeting, delegation of day-to-day management authority, and segregation of duties.
  • The identification and management of risks.

The Executive Board is integral to all the above-mentioned internal control processes.


Doing the right thing, right: It is an essential part of our great religion, Islam, to not only “do the right thing” but to do it “right”. This means that all our actions are accountable, transparent and professional. We work hard to achieve excellence and above all, sincerity in everything we do.

We continually endeavour to improve the impact of the humanitarian aid we provide around the globe. We seek new and innovative methods and try to establish strong humanitarian relationships to increase the scope of our projects. MAA is continually developing new strategies to reduce operating costs.

Ultimately, we ensure that all stakeholders obtain the maximum impact from the work we undertake.


MAA has a strong ethos when it comes to diversity. Our staff comes from diverse cultural backgrounds with highly honed skill sets applicable to all parts and aspects of operations. We speak over 15 languages at MAA! MAA also has an equitable staff gender balance with approximately 40% of our staff being female.

Since 1989, MAA has operated in over 50 countries without discrimination on the basis of colour, race, ethnic background, gender or religion.