Wasafiri

 

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 + 


Insights

BREXIT: it’s complex; it’s uncomfortable; and it’s headed our way
NEWS
26th July, 2016
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Here in the UK we are living in complex times. Last month we voted to leave the EU; it turns out if being in the EU was complicated, leaving is the definition of complexity. In the hours following the vote there was profound shock, particularly amongst those of us that voted remain. Certainly I had never […]

Countering Violent Extremism and the quest for adaptive approaches to change
BLOG
12th May, 2016
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If there is one thing I’ve learned recently, it’s that violent extremism is a complex problem. Here in the Horn of Africa, a vast number of potential causal factors exist to incite someone to violence and the connections between them are often hard to see. And yet, despite the complexities, we (the international community) often […]

Wasafiri is recruiting for a Countering Violent Extremism Team Leader
NEWS
11th May, 2016
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We are recruiting for a unique individual, someone who is able to serve as Team Leader for forthcoming research-based projects across East and Central Africa, in the field of Countering Violent Extremism. We are looking for someone excited to take a lead in growing our Conflict and Extremism portfolio; with a proven track record of leadership […]