Our focus is on improving basic infrastructure and services that impact on peoples’ lives such as water supply, health care, power supply and transportation.
WNL has successfully completed over 30 projects in Africa. Most of our assignments have been multi-year projects involving substantial teams of multi-discipline local and foreign personnel. Our focus is on improving basic infrastructure and services that impact on peoples’ lives such as water supply, health care, power supply and transportation.
Our business in Africa is not just a side venture or a new activity to take advantage of recent economic improvements on the continent – it is our core business. We are in business in Africa for the long haul and have been continuously investing in our operations in Africa for over 20 years. With many years of experience on a variety of different projects, we provide our clients an in-depth understanding of the local environment, and successful approaches to sustainable development.
WNL is based in Winnipeg, Canada and carries out projects in various locations in Africa. Most of our business is in Nigeria where we have maintained a subsidiary company since 1990 and have 2 permanent offices and project operations throughout the country. We are currently in the process of expanding our operations to other countries in West Africa.
WNL's clients include foreign and local government agencies, international donors and development banks and local and international private sector firms. The company and its senior personnel have executed projects in Africa for:
- The World Bank
- UK Department for International Development (DFID)
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
- United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
- US Department of State
- Canadian Government Department of Foreign Affairs
We have a multi-discipline team of experts available to assist our clients with their development projects comprising project managers, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, architects, hydro geologists and hydrologists, construction inspectors, utility management specialists, financial management and accounting specialists, institutional reform specialists, water and sanitation experts, legal experts with policy and regulatory reform expertise, as well as marketing, general management, administrative and logistical support functions. Many of our personnel and associates have prior experience with large multinational companies and have executed projects in 20 countries including:
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Kingdom
WNL maintains alliances with several multinational and African firms, enabling us to assemble large and diverse project teams to meet the ever changing requirements of our clients and the marketplace. The synergy created by these alliances enables us to offer a cost effective, one-stop multi-disciplinary project development service to our clients. Over the years, in association with partner firms, we have taken on several multi-million dollar consulting assignments with project teams of up to 40 personnel.
Our project portfolio is diverse ranging from large scale rural water supply and sanitation initiatives, to designing and constructing health clinics and schools, to road networks and rapid transit systems in large urban areas, to planning the development of hydro electric power systems and assisting water and power utilities to improve their service delivery and business practices.
Our philosophy is, and always will be, to provide a high quality service at a reasonable cost. We add value to our clients’ projects by assigning well qualified staff to carry out our projects, executing our work in a reliable, accountable and transparent fashion and applying international practices and lessons learned from other projects. All WNL personnel are committed to achieving desired project outcomes, ensuring client satisfaction and maximum benefit of the project to the local community. Consistently delivering results has given us significant repeat business with many clients including the major development banks and donor agencies.
On all of the projects we implement, sustainability is a central theme. We take a long term view of the entire project cycle such that benefits of the project will be felt many years after our role is complete. This includes among other things; working closely with project stakeholder groups to build capacity, incorporating operations, maintenance and revenue generation considerations into project design and implementation, addressing social and environmental impacts and utilizing technology that is appropriate for the 21st century and the local environment.