We believe innovative thinking, research and design can change the world for the better. We’re a research and development studio for design and engineering solutions tailored towards reducing inequality and supporting social and sustainable development. Our capabilities and expertise are in research, management, design and engineering services. We have the resources to support SMEs, social and public sector organisations in conducting design research and developing technological solutions that address and overcome challenges, improving the efficiency and impact of their organisation or cause. We combine socioeconomic understanding and experiences with innovative design thinking and problem solving, which puts us in a unique position to support social causes. Our solutions are ethical, environmentally restorative, carefully consider the full product life cycle and ensure long-term impact.
Minazi Consulting is actually named after a small village in Rwanda called Minazi, where the idea for this organisation first began and who’s community has left a deep imprint in the hearts of the co-founders. Prior to co-creating the consultancy, our founders had worked with the community in Minazi for many years. This experience, alongside other experiences working in other community driven projects in the UK and abroad, led to a deep insight: We noticed that engineering has a power to change the status-quo, to bring equality by raising living standards and replenishing the environment. This knowledge is the foundation behind Minazi’s mission: To reduce inequality with engineering and design.
How we work
Holistic design approach
Our design approach circles around impact. We look at the impact we want to have, our methodology to get there and assess our model against the impact we have achieved – this ensures we are always on track to achieve maximum change.
Our designs and solutions consider the impact to the environment from the beginning, taking into account the life cycle before critical design decisions are made. This allows us to maximise environmental sustainability and protection.
Innovation with simplicity
We believe that the best innovation is often the simplest. To do this, we follow system thinking approaches that ensure that we are not just looking at the most direct stakeholders but we’re also considering the entire ecosystem of the problem itself.
At Minazi, we believe that truly impactful solutions have economic and environmental sustainability at the forefront of design
The essence of our mission is humanity. This helps us unite people and nations and helps us see the world with compassion
We believe in conservation of our planet, it’s resources and our natural environment. We embrace sustaining and protecting our natural world.
We believe everyone deserves an equal standard of living and access to basic amenities. We’re passionate about helping achieving this basic standard of living for everyone
We embrace creativity, think beyond current norms and drive change by applying innovative approaches. We believe new ideas have the power to change the world.