SANKOFA Research and Consulting Plc

Phone +251 116 390 006
Phone 2 +251 116 390 007
Mobile +251 911 379 563
Mobile 2 +251 913 453 541
Mobile 3 +251 974 379 563
Location1. Lemi Kura Sub City, Ayat Square, Near Lomyad Super Market, Get Building, 3rd Floor, Office No- 312 A & B Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2.Kasarani Mwiki Road Nairobi, Kenya
Primary CategoryConsultancy/ Business and Investment
SANKOFA Research and Consulting Plc

SANKOFA Research and Consulting Plc was officially registered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, Kenya with the aim of undertaking research and capacity-building consultancies as a business for profit.

Our company represents multi-disciplinary, wide-minded, and experienced professionals working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment that embraces commitment, creativity, diversity, and teamwork for mutual growth, progress, and success.

We also have the courage, bravery, and demonstrated experience in reaching any geographical area of Ethiopia including hard-to-reach and conflict-prone areas ensuring that the voices of key stakeholders and the local communities are heard.

        • Our Vision: To become a leading consulting firm in Africa that raises the standards of research and capacity-building consultancy service delivery by integrating local knowledge with scientific, ethical, and safeguarding standards.
        • Our Mission: To provide high-quality, scientifically sound, and ethically acceptable research and capacity-building consultancy service with a specialized focus on Ethiopia and Africa.
        • Our Values: We uphold the highest standards of scientific, professional, and ethical service delivery as we share the pleasure of success with our clients.

Our key values

        • Excellence,
        • Team Power,
        • Diversity,
        • Commitment,
        • Flexibility,
        • Presence,
        • Accountability,
        • Transparency, and 
        • Global Outlook.

Our Commitments: In all our works we adhere to Research Ethics, Safeguarding Standards and ensure Gender Equality and Environmental Protection

Our Capability

Our Office: Our Head Office is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is adequate space for our routine work, meetings, and training facilitation.

Our office is well-equipped with modern communication systems including strong Wifi, telephone and fax services, electric supply backup and other supplies.

We have adequate computers installed with relevant software, heavy-duty printing and copying machines, projectors, tablets, recorders, and other essentials that support our activities.

Our Community of Consultants: We have over 100 in-house and external multidisciplinary and senior consultants who are ready to work at short notice.

Our consultants have expertise in various disciplines such as Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Reproductive Health, Environmental Health, WASH, Gender Studies, Leadership and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Humanitarian Studies, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Sciences, Statistics, Development, Agriculture, Livelihood, Protection, Economics, Education, etc.

Our Field Team: We have a pool of more than 2000 trained data collection teams including team leaders, supervisors, qualitative research assistants, and enumerators with adequate gender balance and professional diversity across Ethiopia.

All of the field team members have hands-on data collection experiences and knowledge of the local culture and language of different parts of Ethiopia.

Our Networks and Collaborations: We have formal and informal collaborations with diverse public, private, and non-profit entities in Ethiopia and abroad.

Our formal partnership with higher academic and research institutions in different regions, especially those in emerging and remote areas, gives us access to experienced professionals and local resources.

Among others, we have signed MoUs with Gambella Teachers Education and Health Science College, School of Public Health, Saint Paul's Millennium Medical College, Wolkite and Borena Universities, and others.

Moreover, we have working relations with some of the global leading consulting firms such as Gallup (USA), Mathematica (USA), EDI Global (UK), Charima Research (Kenya), South Connect (South Sudan), etc.

Our Administrative Staff: We also have a strong team of administrative staff, including a Data Manager, logistics, Finance, and Administration/ Operation Staff who support the smooth operation of our projects.

Our Services

        • Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
        • Program/ Project Design and Implementation
        • Capacity Development Services
        • Data and knowledge management

Our Thematic Areas/ Sectors

        • Health and Nutrition
        • Agriculture, Livelihood, IGA, and Food Security
        • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
        • Environment and Climate Change Adaptation
        • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)
        • Social Norm Analysis
        • Education and Skill Development
        • The Protection of Vulnerable People
        • Media, Audience and Public Opinion
        • Migration and Displacement

Feasibility, Marketing, and Business Studies

Some of Our Selected Projects in Key Thematic Areas

1. Final Evaluation of Kolfe Area Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- Client- World Vision Ethiopia
2. Final Evaluation of Sekoru Area Program in Amara Region, Ethiopia- Client- World Vision Ethiopia
3. Final Evaluation of Gonder Zuria Area Program in Amara Region, Ethiopia- Client- World Vision Ethiopia
4. Final Evaluation of Enemay Area Program in Amara Region, Ethiopia- Client- World Vision Ethiopia
5. Final Evaluation of Angolela Area Program in Amhara Region, Ethiopia- Client- World Vision Ethiopia
6. Socioeconomic study for the livelihood program in the pastoralist communities Somali Region, EthiopiaClient- PHARO Foundation
7. Final Evaluation of Reaching for their potential: Girls Gain Project in Oromia Region, Ethiopia- ClientCatholic Relief Services (CRS) Nutrition
8. Situational Analysis on Nutrition-centric Humanitarian, Development and Peace (HDP) Triple Nexus in EthiopiaClient- Ministry of Health and Action Against Hunger
9. Formative Assessment of the CAtalyzing Strengthened policy action for Healthy Diets and resiliencE (CASCADE) Project (Nutrition, Livelihood, and Gender Focused Project) in South Gondar Zone, Amhara Region, EthiopiaClient: CARE Ethiopia and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
10. End-line Survey for Home Grown School Meal (SAS-II) Project in IDP, Refugees, and Host communities in Gambella Region, Ethiopia- Client-ZOA Ethiopia WASH
11. WASH Services and Market Landscape Baseline Assessment, North corridor – Bahir Dar, Mekelle, Dessie and Kombolcha- Client- USAID/ETHIOPIA URBAN WASH ACTIVITY (Chemonnics Inc)
12. Assessment of the Need and Access to Sanitation among Incontinent People and Very Young Children in Jewi Refugee Camp and Host Community in Gambella Region, Ethiopia- Client- Norwegian Church Aid, Country Office and International Organization for Migration
13. Assessment of Liquid Waste Management Practice (Fecal Sludge Management- FSM) in the Wolaita Zone in SNNPRS, Ethiopia- Client-World Vision Ethiopia
14. Baseline Assessment of WASH and Climate Vulnerability for Healthy Children through sustained WASH services in the West Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia- Client- WaterAid Ethiopia
15. Political Economy Analysis (PEA) for Promoting Gender-responsive, Climate-resilient WASH Project in Bale Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia- Client- WaterAid Ethiopia
16. Assessment of the Solid Waste Management (Solid Waste Generation Rate and Characterization) Study in Arerti and Debresina Towns, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia- Client- Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOCDICAC)
17. Assessment of Solid Waste Management (Solid Waste Generation Rate and Characterization Study) Meki Town, Oromia Region, Ethiopia- Client- Ethiopian Catholic Church Social Development Commission Coordinating Branch office of Meki (ECC-SDCOM) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
18. Baseline Study for Gender-responsive, Climate-resilient WASH Project in Oromia Region, Ethiopia- ClientWaterAid Ethiopia
19. Research and Support in the Establishment of Gender-Responsive Green WASH Enterprises for Vulnerable Women in Oromia Region, Ethiopia- Client- WaterAid Ethiopia
20. Baseline Assessment of WASH and Climate Vulnerability for Healthy Children in Amhara Region, EthiopiaClient- WaterAid Ethiopia
21. End Line Evaluation of SNNPR WASH Project in IDP and Host Communities in Southern Ethiopia- Core Team Member- Client- The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) and Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) Immunization- Routine Immunization, HPV, Data Quality, Service Availability, and Readiness, etc.
22. End-line Evaluations Evaluation of Strengthening Immunization Program in Host and Refugee Settings in Gambella Region, Ethiopia- Client- Save the Children Ethiopia
23. Baseline Assessment of Gavi Targeted Country Assistance (TCA) Project in Afar and Somali Regions, Ethiopia (Immunization Project Targeting Missed Communities with High Levels of Zero Doze & Under Immunized Children)- Client- Core Group, Ethiopia/ Gavi Alliance
24. Barrier Analysis (Formative Study) and Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Strategy Development for the Uptake of Immunization Service in Gambella Region, Ethiopia- Client- Save the Children
25. Baseline Analysis of Strengthening Immunization Program in Host and Refugee Settings in Gambella Region, Ethiopia- Client- Save the Children, Ethiopia
26. End-line Evaluation of Gavi Project (Strengthening Immunization Data Quality, Immunization Coverage, and Demand) In Afar And Somali Regions, Ethiopia- Client- Core Group, Ethiopia/ Gavi Alliance Gender and SRH Studies
27. Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Barrier Analysis in Sidama Regional State, Ethiopia- ClientSave the Children, Ethiopia
28. KAP Survey on SRH, HIV/AlDs, FP, and other SRH Components and the Service Availability and Readiness in Three Refugee Camps in Gambella Region- Client- International Medical Crops (IMC)
29. Baseline Assessment for Yene Raey 2 Project in Amhara and Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia- Client- Plan International Ethiopia
30. Assessment of the Impact of Internal Displacement on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programs- ClientConsortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA)
31. End-line Evaluation of the “She Makes Her Safe Choice” Project Joint Implementation at FGAE – Owned ClinicsClient- Family Guidance Association (FGA) of Ethiopia
32. Explanatory Research on Social Norms in Selected Districts of South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia- ClientChristian Aid, Ethiopia
33. Final Evaluation RMNCH Project Entitled; Improving women’s and Infants’ Health Status in, Gedeo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia- Client- Child Fund International
34. End Line Evaluation of 3FM Pneumonia Mortality Reduction Project in South Gondar Zone, Amhara Region, Fafan/JigJiga Zone, Somali Region and Gujji Zone, Oromia Region- Core Team Member- Client- The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) and Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) Humanitarian Crises
35. Climate Risk Assessment, and Anticipatory Action Support for SWAN Consortium Humanitarian Rapid Response Mechanism in Ethiopia- Client- Save the Children, Ethiopia
36. Feasibility of Psychosocial Project to Address the Psychosocial and Mental Health Problems of War-Affected IDP and Host Communities in North and South Wallo Zones, Amhara Region, Ethiopia- Client- Menschen fur Menschen (MfM) and Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGA)
37. Mid-Line Evaluation of Joining Forces For Africa (JOFA) -Protecting Children During Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond Project in IDP, Refugee, and Host Communities in Benishangul-Gumuz and Oromia Regions, Ethiopia- ClientsPlan International Ethiopia and SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia
38. Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on Gender-Based Violence in Urban Settings specific to Addis Ababa City- Client- Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA) Education
39. Terminal Evaluation of Skill and Knowledge for Youth (SKY) Project II Project in Amhara Region, EthiopiaClient- HELVETAS Swiss Interco-operation
40. Post-Graduate Tracer Study for Alumni Graduated Between 1995 and 2020- Client- Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) Media
41. Evaluation of the Impact of Media Program Supported to Enhance Public Awareness of Child Protection and the COVID-19 Pandemic- Client- World Vision Ethiopia Capacity Assessment, Material Development, and Training Facilitation
42. Capacity needs assessment, Training Manual Development, and Facilitation of Skill Training For Partners Engaged in the Protection of Lake Hawassa, Hawassa, Ethiopia- Client- Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Program Implementation
43. Implementation of HIV / AIDS and STD Prevention and Control Program for Kubi River Bridge Construction Project in Somali Region, Ethiopia- Client- Somali Regional State Road Construction Enterprise

Our Engagement in Other Research Projects

Our team has been leading:

1. A trial entitled: The Effects of Emotional and Physical Stimulation on Development, Growth, and Treatment Outcome of Severely Malnourished Children in Southern Ethiopia: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial (EPSoSAMC Study)-Funding Source- St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Jimma University and Nestle Foundation
2. A study entitled: The Preparation of Solid Waste Management Road Map in Five Urban Cities of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Adama, Hwassa, Jimma, And Bahir Dar)- Funding Source- The University of Texas at Arlington- A public research University in Arlington, Texas- USA
3. A study entitled: The Environment and Health Impact of Inappropriate Management of Solid Waste in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- Funding Source- The University of Texas at Arlington- A public research university in Arlington, Texas- USA

Contact Us
Sankofa Research And Consulting Plc
Mobile: +251 911 379 563 / +251 913 453 541 / +251 974 379 563
Office: +251 116 390 006/ 7, P.O.Box: 40/1010
Lemi Kura Sub City, Ayat Square, Near Lomyad Super
Market, Get Building, 3rd Floor, Office No- 312 A & B
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

SANKOFA Research and Consulting Ltd
Mobile: +254 111 294 097/ +254 712 828 453
P.O. Box: 45128, 00100
Kasarani District,
Kasarani Mwiki Road
Nairobi, Kenya