The Greenhouse

Nurturing & Supporting Young Innovators in Africa

Leadership for Results

Engaging & Coaching African Leaders on Organisation Development

Learning from Our Leaders

Drawing on What Works, & Learning from What Doesn’t

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We develop more effective, accountable and socially responsive institutions in Africa. Our commitment to support our clients to explore and identify context appropriate solutions for greater impact is at the heart of all our interventions.

Our Story


Akijul seeks to facilitate meaningful change in individuals, organizations, and institutions through exploring new ideas and ways of working, challenging norms and stereotypes that hamper excellence, and by demonstrating consistent commitment to our clients’ success.

Our Core Values

Meet Ashanut

Ashanut is our Managing Director. A Lawyer and Development Practitioner with close to twenty years’ experience of supporting interventions that promote human rights, governance, gender equality, and institutional/organizational strengthening in Africa, Ashanut holds an LL.M, and is trained in Organization Development (OD). She has both a sound understanding of the content of human rights and social justice issues, and the skills to facilitate interventions that lead to growing consciousness, challenge perspectives and enables individuals and organizations that enable organizations/institutions function better. Driven by a passion and commitment to support development interventions that promote human rights, gender equality, foster cohesiveness and contribute to social justice, Ashanut has worked with National CSOs, UN Agencies, International development agencies, UN agencies, the World Bank and Government agencies in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burundi, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Sudan, and Nigeria.

Our Programs

The Greenhouse

The Akijul Greenhouse is a Fellowship program for selected innovators and influencers to grow and develop in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Integrated Leadership

The “Integrated Leadership and Practice for Results” (ILPR) programme is a blended learning programme that places emphasis on leaders learning from actual practice.