We discover insights, design initiatives and deliver contextualised solutions for peace, security and development.

overview

GIST is a consultancy company that focuses on solving security, peace and development challenges in fragile and conflict-affected states.

Our work  takes  us  to  Somalia,  Afghanistan,  the  CAR,  the  DRC,  Iraq,  Libya,  Mali,  Mozambique, Mauritania, Sudan (north and south), Syria, Chad and Ukraine.

We partner with governments, international   organisations,   and   community   groups   to   discover, design and deliver solutions to our clients' challenges.

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our work

Focussed initially on the Horn of Africa, we continue to work with research partners, grassroots civil society organisations and private actors who enable in-depth research and analysis in all regions and communities of East Africa. Learning from operating in some of the world's most challenging environments, we have systematically developed and tested our capabilities to deliver across Africa, the Levant and Eastern Europe.

clients

We have a successful track-record working with international organisations, national governments, and commercial clients in the stabilisation, security, aid and development and socio-economic sectors.

services

Research and Analysis

We integrate granular field research with open source and remote sensing data to inform and advise and clients.

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Learning and Strategy Design

We help clients absorb critical data into their decision-making processes and advise on programme design and policy development.

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Training and Capacity Building

We deliver bespoke training, and flexible, adaptable and iterative capacity-building for institutional development and security sector reform.

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Monitoring and Evaluation

We provide third-party verification, monitoring, and evaluation services combining deep context understanding and innovative methodologies.

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