Regulations define and shape the environment in which all private sector, not-for-profit and governmental institutions operate and hence influence the structure and conduct of those organisations operating in or that plan to venture into the African continent. However, many companies treat regulatory strategy as more art than science, often ending up with devastating effects that adversely impact a company’s performance and reputation, including becoming a critical barrier to entry into a market.
Our extensive experience, expertise and working relationships across various countries and trade blocs in Africa has given us deep knowledge of the economic, social and strategic impact of regulations. We provide corporate, Government, and trade association partners with strategic and high-impact engagement services aimed at solving complex policy, legislative and regulatory issues. These include high impact regulatory management strategies and tools that can shape policy making in Government including invaluable insight on how decisions are made at the highest levels of government.
We apply multidimensional approaches that seek to make regulation a core element of corporate strategy. This includes linking regulatory strategies with products, business units and corporate strategies, evidence-based engagements through research and analysis, tapping into vast networks of strong relationships with key opinion leaders, policy analysts, advocacy groups, members organisations, Government agencies, building coalitions, intelligence gathering and monitoring, and leading high level engagements with Government officials.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Regulatory strategy
- Legislative and regulatory mapping
- Issue framing and positioning
- Issue advocacy
- Policy analysis and message development.
- Coalition building
- Intelligence gathering and issue monitoring.
- Stakeholder relationship building and management.
- Capacity building for public and elected officials.
- Capacity building for Government relations teams including C-Suite.
- Engagement strategy and execution