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As the UK disentangles itself from European Union collective action, the African Union is finding ways to work together to reach new heights of transparency and accountability. The Heads of State and Governments from the continent’s 55 countries are setting about a peer review of their performance of agriculture, including tackling ...

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Diana Ware (right in picture), our beloved and admired Wasafiri team member, died unexpectedly in Kampala on 3rd November. She succumbed to the rapid onset of complications from a routine virus, passing away aged 31 at St. Francis Nsambya Hospital, with her family close by. Diana was a truly remarkable woman. She inspired all who ...

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“We have never had to deal with problems at the scale facing today’s globally interconnected society. No one knows for sure what will work, so it is important to build a system that can evolve and adapt rapidly” (Elinor Ostrom) If we don’t know what will work, then how on earth do we work out […]

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Leadership for Intractable Problems: Lessons from navigating complex change in Africa.

Are you working on an intractable problem? Come learn from Wasafiri Consulting‘s experience navigating complex issues in Africa. Our leadership team, Ian Randall, Hamish Wilson and Kate Simpson, will share a framework forged from Wasafiri’s work on issues such as climate change, violent extremism, poverty and hunger; and explore how you could apply it to […]

  • The Collider, 1 Haywood St., Suite 401 (4th Floor Wells Fargo Building) Asheville NC 28801. Please use entrance on Patton Avenue a couple of steps around the corner from the main revolving door and directly across the street from the S&W Cafeteria building.
  • 06:15pm - 07:45pm

  • 3rd November, 2017

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Whether it is violent extremism, climate change, Ebola, or food production, Wasafiri Consulting has helped navigate Africa’s most intractable and complex challenges. Now it is setting up its US headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina,  in order to apply its expertise to America’s own wicked problems. The head of Wasafiri USA, ...

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Wasafiri is a fast growing, values-led consultancy business, committed to navigating complex change. Established in 2010  by a group of European and African development professionals, we are driven by the opportunity to contribute to Africa’s future. The people of Wasafiri are brought together for their adventurous spirit, ...

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11 September 2017 – Nairobi It’s 16 years to the day after the attacks on the twin towers and I’m sat in a chilly Nairobi café eating a limp croissant with Gaëlle Le Pottier and trying to work out what it really takes to provide leadership in the face of one of today’s pre-eminent complex […]

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“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” — Victor Hugo   Impact investing for social or environmental good is growing, and growing fast, but has its time come? And is it a replacement for international aid? Despite international aid maintaining record levels[1] among international donor ...

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In this blog we look at complexity – not in theory, not in books, but in messy, live, reality. Hamish Wilson interviewed Jarso Guyo Mokku, a pastoralist leader from Northern Kenya, about his perspectives on the changing dynamics of peace and conflict in the region and the increasing complexity he finds himself living in. ...

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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 […]

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