Akassa Associates brings together a team of experienced, multi-disciplinary professionals around the globe who work with public, private and non profit sectors worldwide. We promote practical and innovative solutions for community engagement, livelihoods support and participatory development.  We have particular expertise with extractive and forest based industries. Our longstanding experience of supporting community engagement and effective community institutions has brought us in partnership with governments and large corporations to promote good governance and accountability, addressing the causes of conflict and underdevelopment in resource rich regions.

Akassa itself is a part of the Niger Delta wetlands, inhabited by the Akassa Clan amongst whom many of us have lived for long periods, or have visited, while developing the ‘Akassa Model’ of participatory, community-led development.