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

  • 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

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 your own work.


The event is open and free to professionals involved with complex change. The evening will include a presentation and an interactive discussion, followed by networking over drinks and light snacks.

Please RSVP to [email protected], including your contact information.

The presenters

Hamish has worked on conflict, violent extremism and crises in the toughest contexts such as Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. Based in Nairobi, he is a renowned international speaker on leading in complex times.

Ian has advised leading global institutions on diverse systemic challenges. This includes the UK & US governments, African Union and the World Economic Forum, and on issues such as food security, climate change, HIV, racism and humanitarian crises.

Kate is Wasafiri’s Managing Director, and is an expert on building agile organizations that thrive in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

Hamish, Ian and Kate all previously worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School. Ian recently returned to Asheville to establish Wasafiri’s work on complex issues in the USA.