Dalberg Implement, Axum merge to scale homegrown development solutions

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 25 Feb, 2024 15:37 | 2 mins read
Photo collage of Global Managing Partner at Axum Edwin Macharia, and Global Managing Director at Dalberg Implement Steve Kisakye. PHOTO/Axum
Photo collage of Global Managing Partner at Axum Edwin Macharia, and Global Managing Director at Dalberg Implement Steve Kisakye. PHOTO/Axum

Dalberg Implement, a renowned leader in on-the-ground program implementation with vast expertise in strategy execution, and Axum, an Afrocentric impact firm dedicated to fostering inclusive growth across the Global South, have announced a merger.

This move comes in response to existential risks that the world is facing that call for rapid shifts in the impact sector, including in the creation of innovative, locally-driven solutions.

By joining forces, Axum and Dalberg Implement will amplify impact and empower communities on a larger scale by leveraging combined expertise in collaborative and sustainable initiative-building.

This merger will establish a premier impact firm focused on the Global South with a combined strength of 10 partners and over 70 staff with blended capabilities in strategy, program design, and delivery as well as innovative financing. Collectively, the merger aggregates over 150 years of localized leadership experience in designing and implementing successful and sustainable solutions, having served clients across more than 50 countries in Africa, and 100+ in the world.

"This merger is a significant leap forward for us and aligns with our ambitions to scale our initiative-building capabilities while retaining our deeply local and systemic DNA that is built on a deep understanding of the development challenges within the communities we live in and serve.

“We are excited about the expansion of capabilities that we can harness through a partnership with Axum, and the amplified impact that we can achieve collectively, at a time when tackling global challenges requires speed, specificity, and tangibility,” Steve Kisakye, Global Managing Director at Dalberg Implement said.

This merger amplifies the delivery of collaborative initiative building in regions where solutions that are alive and responsive to local realities will be the critical path to unlocking impact.

It also creates a world-leading platform that will fully harness these capabilities by providing end-to-end support to both local and global players. It also provides much-needed capacity-building support to homegrown organizations, enabling them to grow into fully-fledged catalysts.

“This merger with Dalberg Implement represents a significant milestone in building Axum to be the premier partner for governments, industry, civil society,  funders, and investors seeking to drive systemic change.

“With our combined experience and expertise in Africa, the Middle East, and beyond, we offer a unique platform for getting things done. I could not be more excited about the journey ahead for us, and the world”  Edwin Macharia,  Global Managing Partner at Axum said.

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