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

Systemcraft: an approach to navigating complex change
BLOG
23rd February, 2017

Complexity: a 21st Century challenge Today, in an uncertain, volatile and highly interconnected world, leaders are held responsible for achieving progress amidst an array of complex problems that can feel intractable and beyond their control. Since forming in 2010, Wasafiri’s work has targeted such complex problems with both success and failure. Our experience, from the […]

Wasafiri is recruiting: Finance Manager based in Brighton
NEWS
9th February, 2017

We are in search of a Finance and Compliance Manager, who will oversee efficient and effective financial systems in the business, and ensure that our policies and procedures meet compliance standards in the countries where we operate. The job is based at our Brighton office, and is full-time (or flexi-time at 75% FTE). Come join […]

Navigating complex change – where next for Wasafiri?
NEWS
1st February, 2017

Through 2017 and 2018, Wasafiri will be extending our work from Africa and into the UK and the USA – here’s why: When we set up Wasafiri, over 5 years ago now, it was because we saw a problem that we wanted to change. Between us we had been working on a variety of development […]