Our Experience: Navigating Complexity, Achieving Impact

With over two decades of dedicated work, RIAHSAH Co. has built a remarkable journey of creating positive change in complex social landscapes. Our experience is a testament to our commitment to collaborative innovation and transformative action.

Research Results

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Our people

Arsene Ngombe
Linda Kuvheya
Director of Innovation & Impact
Chido Rusere
Social Impact Finance Specialist

Diverse Sectors, Lasting Impact

We have successfully executed innovative projects across diverse sectors, including agriculture, business, climate, health, and more. Our projects are designed to address intricate social challenges, leaving a tangible and lasting impact on communities and organizations.


The process of systemic change

Systems dynamics, futures thinking, complexity management, regenerative development, deep equity, systemic action inquiry, systems-oriented design, process work, and emergent strategy are just a few of the many practices that fall under the broad umbrella of systems change. Expert practitioners all over the world are developing frameworks, tools, and techniques to help understand and handle complex problems. We support social sector actors in adopting the tools that are best suited to their projects as they navigate this complex environment. In doing so, we apply a multi-method approach to drive systemic change, incorporating strategic foresight, systems thinking, and complexity practice, among others. We use this approach to design and implement innovative impact projects for our clients and as part of our Community Collaboration. We also use the approach to craft transformative strategies and to deliver capacity-building initiatives.

Our models are designed to address challenges that have systemic root causes.

Here are some of the models we have designed

Experimental Policy Research for Building Sustainable Post-Mining Economies

This model is designed to support evidence-based policy formulation processes by exploring how the transition towards a low-carbon future can create new opportunities, particularly in agriculture, to mitigate climate change, to advance food and nutrition security, build resilience, create local economic development opportunities, and remediate land.

Collaborative Innovation Design Model for Community Entrepreneurship

The model involves a collaborative design process that enables individuals with low employability scores in underserved communities to map resources, opportunities and the ecosystem surrounding them, and leverage these to create innovative business models that tackle systemic challenges and create entrepreneurship opportunities.

Innovating Agricultural Systems for Local Economic Development

The model is designed to stimulate the development of systemic local economic strategies with a focus on supporting smallholder farmers to transition from subsistence to commercial farming. At its core, the model encourages Africans to embrace farming as a business that has the capacity to enhance climate resilience and adaptation, job creation, food security, and nutrition.