Two African consultancies team up to expand their continental reach
By Perpetua Onuegbu
Two African consulting firms, Gatefield and Muyi Consulting Group, have partnered to expand their continental reach.
This was revealed in a statement jointly signed by Adeyemi Emoruwa, Principal Strategist, Gatefield Consulting Group and Irene Ikomu CEO, Muyi Consult on Friday in Abuja.
According to them, the partnership will positively change Africa through strategic communications and increase the footprint of their work across Africa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gatefield is an advocacy and strategic communications firm based in Nigeria and Botswana, and Muyi Consulting Group, a Uganda-based strategic management consultancy specializing in policy, communications, philanthropy and technology.
Talking about the importance of partnership, Emoruwa said that social impact was at the heart of the partnership between the two groups.
“These two companies have come together, bound by their commitment to contributing to social impact on the African continent as strategic partners.
“This collaboration will not only extend their geographic reach to East, West and Southern Africa, but will also enable them to expand their operations by leveraging the vast talent pools of both companies.
“The partnership between Gatefield and Muyi will create more opportunities for companies to collaborate to identify challenges and opportunities in the spaces in which they work.
“Both companies intend to work with organizations and individuals who seek to positively change the lives of Africans,” Emoruwa said.
He added that they use their expertise to support the work of Africans, creating positive change on the continent.
“Gatefield’s deep expertise in advocacy, behavior change and creative storytelling has led to several successful campaigns, including the recent passage of the sugary drink tax and tobacco control regulations in Nigeria.
“Gatefield has led continental campaigns for political, legislative and social change touching on global development themes and social good priorities in more than 15 African countries.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Gatefield provided strategic support to Africa CDC and sub-regional health authorities with investments from donors and private sector partners to increase compliance with public health and social measures. on the mainland,” Emoruwa said.
According to Emoruwa, beyond Muyi’s presence in East Africa, Gatefield will leverage our partner’s strategic and philanthropic advisory expertise to continue to drive positive change across the continent.
For her part, Irene Ikomu, CEO of Muyi Consulting, said the partnership with Gatefield reaffirms the group’s commitment to expanding footprint and amplifying impact.
“Africa is the fastest growing continent in the world and this partnership gives us the opportunity to expand our operations to other markets in the region and serve our customers with a strong local context in Africa. East, West and Southern.”
Gatefield has completed projects for organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, and the European Union.
Also World Bank, African Development Bank, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Meta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Global Health Advocacy Incubator, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Vital Strategies and C40 Cities.
NAN also reports that Muyi’s client list includes Meta, African Philanthropy Network, Sooo Many Stories, The Citizen Report and The Graca Machel Trust, among others. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Isaac Aregbesola