Usawa East Africa Consulting Limited is a sister company of AISE Consulting Group which we continue to maintain a collaboration within our core service areas.
In 2022, AISE Kenya was rebranded as Usawa to reflect the commitment of our firm to its origins in East Africa and our commitment to equality, inclusion, and sustainability.
‘Usawa’ Swahili word which means equality or balance. This underpins our philosophy in what we do and believe in as an organization. 



Our Mission


To promote equity and sustainability in health and development projects

To serve as a learning hub and center on integrating evidence-based approaches in health and development projects focused on equity and sustainability

To serve as platform for promoting expertise and multidisciplinary approaches to health and development projects in West Africa.


Our Values


We value equality, honesty, excellence, integrity; services with respect to local cultures and values, partnership, community empowerment and leadership, needs based programs, planning and policy development.



We endeavor to provide our clients who includes corporations, international, non-governmental organizations, foundations, and individual philanthropists with specialized and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client’s particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results.

Our client relationships based on trust, competence, and communication and prompt top notch professional services which is our value proposition.


Our Services


  • Institutional Development Portfolio
    • We offer institutional development services which include development and review of strategic plans and development of sustainability plans and strategy.


  • Research & Consulting:
    • Specializing in program design, monitoring and evaluations, Systematic reviews and Realist synthesis,
    • Organizational capacity development, policy reviews and analysis and organizational learning.


  • Capacity Building and Strengthening




Our team is professional, highly skilled and experienced with experience in Strategy and Consulting, Gender mainstreaming, epidemiology and research, Development and Health Systems Strengthening and Change management

Dr. Johnstone Kuya


Dr. Emilomo Ogbe

Founder A.I.S.E.

Esimisan Egri-Okwaji

Automation Engineer


CSA strategy assessment Kenya

Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA) is an independent non-partisan, non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to advocate and implement policies and programs that enable young people to exercise choice, access services, and participate fully in activities that promote their health and well-being. The Centre is founded upon the principles and aims of promoting and delivering quality Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) education and services for adolescents and youth (10-24 years) in Kenya. Usawa East Africa Consulting was contracted to review and revise CSA’s 2021-2025 strategic plan

The objectives of the work include:

  • A review of the current strategic plan with a view to updating the context analysis, priority strategic areas (particularly climate change and SRHR, trade and SRHR, sexual diversity and inclusivity, Fund/grants and partnership management), and key targets and stakeholders
  • A reflection on the organization’s previous work/strengths with a critical and learning lens (where is the organization particularly effective and successful, where is it not, what can it build on, etc.),
  • Working to attain operational clarity around CSA’s overall future trajectory, including by closely anticipating the implications of strategy design on the organization’s internal structure and processes.
  • Help CSA identify how it should organize itself (structure/division of organizational roles) to optimally deliver on the strategy.



Evaluation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Funded E4A-MamaYe Project in Kenya contracted by Options Consultancy

Evidence for Action (E4A) MamaYe funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) works with local advocate coalitions in Kenya and Nigeria to improve maternal and child health by using evidence strategically to generate political commitment and strengthen accountability. In March 2021, the project commissioned AISE Consulting to conduct a learning review followed by a process evaluation, which was performed in January to February 2022.

Details of our key findings are available here in the learning brief:



Technical assistance to the Guttmacher Institute for a Toolkit Development project (East Africa Lead)




Usawa East Africa Consulting

Delta Corner, 6th Floor, Chiromo Road.

P.O. Box 14805 - 00800, Nairobi, Kenya 

 T1: +254 730112000




AISE provides and contributes to ethical and sustainable solutions to development and health system reforms in low- and middle-income countries. We do this by providing our clients with opportunities to co-create interventions, drawing out evidence-based solutions through evaluations and implementing them in a sustainable manner.