We help drive change in Africa

Africa is undergoing a transformation. For people and organisations across the continent, this hard-won journey presents immense opportunities to create shared value in terms of peace, wealth and wellbeing. Yet Africa’s rise is hampered by challenges within its political, economic and social systems. Managing change within these systems is vital to realising the continent’s potential.

We help businesses, governments and institutions tackle complex problems within these systems. Recently we have worked with our clients to:

  • Catalyse private sector investment into African agriculture
  • Generate new approaches to counter violent extremism in East Africa
  • Support effective community engagement by the extractives industry in Kenya
  • Increase the effectiveness of stabilisation programmes in Somalia
  • Establish a new organisational strategy for tackling HIV in Southern Africa


We help tackle complex problems

We bring a rich understanding of what it takes to work within complex adaptive systems, and we use this to help our clients operate more effectively. We do this by:

  • Building the commitment of people and organisations to reshape the system together;
  • Generating robust intelligence to unearth realities on the ground, helping strengthen collaboration and drive decision-making;
  • Establishing clear direction, with a shared vision and viable strategy to reach it;
  • Enabling delivery by building capacity from start-up through to operational delivery and expansion.


We are trusted advisers, facilitators and change managers

The people of Wasafiri are brought together for their adventurous spirit, understanding of complex problems and track record of delivering change. We share a relentless optimism for Africa’s future, a hunger to move from dialogue to action, and a desire for excellence.


Our practice areas

Improving governance, strengthening markets, and forging stronger communities. MORE +

Our services

Generating commitment, intelligence, direction and action to tackle complex problems. MORE +

Our capability

A multinational community of dynamic professionals working across the continent. MORE + 


We are recruiting a Regional Manager based in our Nairobi Office
18th October, 2016

We are in search of a brilliant and professional Regional Manager who will head our African programmes and operations.  If you have senior management experience, are excited to be in a start up environment, bring excellent relationship and project management skills and are curious and committed to delivering change in complex environments – then please […]

We are recruiting for a Project Coordinator and Office Manager (Nairobi)
12th October, 2016

  Wasafiri is a fast growing, values-led consultancy business, committed to delivering change in Africa. Established in 2010 by a small group of British, Zambian and Rwandan consultants, we are relentlessly optimistic about Africa’s future. We work with companies, governments and communities operating in complex systems and markets to help deliver change across a range […]

Talking complexity and change: An interview with Roshan Paul
5th October, 2016

As we try and learn how to make change happen in complex systems we are seeking out the stories, experiences and advice of other pioneers (and there are lots of them). So over the next month or so we thought we would share some of our conversations with others in the form of short, personal […]