About Us

Our Story

Our Origins

Our name, Wasafiri, means “travellers” in Swahili, and was inspired by the phrase, “Traveller, there is no path, we make the path as we walk together.” Founded in 2010 by a Rwandan, a Zambian, a Briton and an Australian, with support from global leadership development company Impact International, Wasafiri created a professional home for people committed to the lifelong adventure of tackling humanity’s toughest problems.

Our Ambition

In a hyper-interconnected and rapidly changing world, existing leadership and governance approaches are struggling to respond to the scale and intensity of challenges that threaten human progress.

Through our knowledge and consulting services, Wasafiri aims to forge new approaches and capacity that, from the global to the local, help practically reshape human systems towards a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

Our Experience

Since our founding we’ve worked at the heart of some of the world’s toughest problems. We’ve mitigated conflict in Afghanistan, Somalia and South Sudan. We’ve secured a fairer deal for poor countries in global climate change negotiations. We’ve helped bring the Ebola epidemic under control. We’ve forged cross-sector collaboration that is improving incomes for millions of African smallholders.

And, as anyone working on these issues will know, at times we’ve been humbled, frustrated, and plain scared. We’ve also been inspired and amazed. We’ve worked alongside remarkable people leading change as business folk, consultants, civil servants and activists. And we’ve learned a great deal.

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Our Team

Ian Randall
DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Kate Simpson
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Hamish Wilson
DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Liberal Seburikoko
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Martin
Kalungu-Banda

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

David Williams
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alex Rees
STRATEGY & PORTFOLIO LEAD

Georgia Gilroy
CONFLICT PORTFOLIO LEAD

Scott Hinkle
OPERATIONS MANAGER
& SENIOR CONSULTANT

Flora McCrone
TEAM LEAD & RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Jules Foreman
PROJECT COORDINATOR

Charles Ondeko
PROJECT COORDINATOR

Bhabra Mburu
OFFICE MANAGER & PROJECT COORDINATOR

Ana Nikolic
PROJECT COORDINATOR

Lorin Fries
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Diana Ndung’u
CONSULTANT & FIELD RESEARCH LEAD

Clare Gardner
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Nathan Kabala
CONSULTANT & RRU RESEARCH MANAGER

Fiona Napier
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Maia Blume
RESEARCH AND LEARNING DIRECTOR

Faith Ondeng
CONSULTANT & FIELD RESEARCH TEAM LEADER

Stuart Dallaway
FINANCE MANAGER

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Our Offices

Africa

Ikigai,
LR. NO.1870/11/398,
General Mathenge Drive,
Nairobi, PO BOX 1093-00606,
Kenya

PHONE
+254 (0) 721 264 162

Europe

The Dock Hub,
Wilbury Villas,
Brighton, BN3 6AH,
UK

PHONE
+44 (0)1273 830335

EMERGENCY OUT OF HOURS
+44 7470 403694

USA

The Collider,
1 Haywood St,
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
USA

PHONE
+1 828 407 6585

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Careers

Anyone interested in working with Wasafiri can send their CV to enquiry@wasafiriconsulting.com. We are particularly interested in connecting with consultants with an interest in systems change and experience with the complex problems and geographies where we currently work.

We’re Recruiting:

Part-time Research Community Engagement Manager
Full-time Research, Evaluation and Learning Manager