Entries by Kate Simpson

Wasafiri is recruiting for a Countering Violent Extremism Team Leader

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 […]

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Bonfire of the Gantt charts (or not quite yet)- Guest blogger Griff Griffiths

This week we have a guest blogger – Griff Griffiths, who shares some thoughts on wicked problems and complexity thinking, taken from beyond the world of international development. Griff runs Cocomotion, works in the complex area of People and Organizational Development and describes himself as a ‘surprisingly useful person.’ He has been working, thinking and experimenting […]

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Wasafiri welcomes Candida Crasto to the team

We are excited this week to welcome Candida to the Wasafiri team. She will be based in East Africa and working as our new Operations & Commercial Manager, helping us to grow the organisation and look after the delivery of much of our work in the region. Candida is a chemical engineer by training and has […]

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The African revolution coming to a market near you!

Africa is open for business! Or so we have been told. There is enthusiasm from investors; there are entrepreneurs with great (and some terrible) ideas; and there are businesses to be found all over the continent. Yet the flow of capital and investment into Africa are still slow. There are undoubtedly lots of reasons for […]

Wasafiri Change Lab: – Building partnerships in conflicted affected regions

On Monday June 8th we are hosting our first Change Lab in Nairobi. This free event will be held at Zen Garden, Spring Valley from 6-8pm. The Wasafiri Change Lab will use real world case-studies, facilitated dialogue and peer-to-peer problem solving to help you develop your organisation’s approach to building effective partnerships in conflict affected regions. […]