Making business consulting and outsourcing a force for good

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Who We Are

AVODA Strategic Consulting is AVODA Group’s boutique consulting firm based in Japan and Uganda. Our main clients are Japanese or Asian corporations and organizations that are operating in, expanding into, or trading with East Africa. Originally opened in the United Kingdom in 2011, AVODA Strategic Consulting has over a decade of experience providing international clients with business expansion, trade, and business process outsourcing  strategy for Africa.

As the official representative of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Uganda, we offer research and consulting services to Japanese corporates expanding into or trading with Uganda at a heavily subsidized price. 

AVODA Silver

An investment consulting program designed for growth-stage (US$1 million +) startups in Africa who aim to achieve Series A and Series B investment, AVODA Silver focuses on scaling, business modeling, valuation, and financial forecasting. It also acts as a conduit to AVODA's network of global investors. 


AVODA Gold is designed to educate and sensitize  investors and donors in Japan, Asia, Europe and the US . It also provides due diligence and M&E (monitoring & evaluation) services for donors and investors who do not have the local resources to keep track of how their funds are making impact/revenue.

AVODA Consultancy

The AVODA Consultancy provides global corporates and government agencies with market research, project management, and Africa expansion strategy advisory services.

Its clientele include multinational firms in Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. 

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NOTE:  If you are a young, early-stage start-up that has yet to hit $300,000 in sales per year, we have the perfect programs for you! Learn more about how we can serve you by visiting the AVODA Institute of Entrepreneurship website.

Looking for modern, stylish co-working space with blazing fast wifi and guaranteed power supply? Or, shopping for a venue with an unbeatable view to host your business event or meeting?

We have you covered! Visit the AVODA Agòra!

Recent Projects

AVODA President Jun Shiomitsu tells investors “why Uganda, why now?” at the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) NINJA startup program where 100 Ugandan startups applied for million-dollar level investments. Jun was a member of the JICA task force that funded and ran the program. 

AVODA officially becomes the JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) African Business Desk for Uganda. JETRO represents over 100,000 Japanese firms and corporates. 

AVODA represents Japanese corporates at the Uganda Investment Authority event “Bouncing Back”, held at the Innovation Village Kampala. AVODA President Jun Shiomitsu gave a critically acclaimed speech about how the rest of the world sees Uganda today as an investment destination. 

our Services

AVODA Silver


AVODA Consultancy


[AVODA] helped by promoting and moderating our symposium on hydrogen economy in Tokyo to various Japanese high-profile public and private potential partners. I very much appreciate the professionalism and efficiency with which Jun and his team work.
Eudy Mabuza
Minister Counselor | Embassy of South Africa in Japan
It is a privilege to work with AVODA Consulting. [Project East x East] is our first serious attempt to reach out to the Japanese SME sector, and we are optimistic about where this new partnership will take us.
H.E. Betty-Grace Akech-Okullo
Ambassador & Head of Mission | Embassy of Uganda in Japan
AVODA Consulting did a great job with our market research with an expert understanding of our goals, often improvising to achieve targets as they conducted surveys, gathering much more data than we initially hoped.
Shunsuke Kimura
Representative Director | Minami Uganda Solutions

Our Unique value for the clients

Direct knowledge of Africa's Start-Up Ecosystem

AVODA Institute has launched and mentored over twenty start-ups in a wide variety of business sectors, including real estate, agri-business, water filtration, VR, blockchain, advertising agencies, and more. As AVODA Institute’s sister organization, AVODA Strategic Consulting has first-hand information regarding the start-up community on the ground in Africa in a wide range of sectors.

Local network in East Africa’s business community

AVODA Consulting has direct access to AVODA’s large network of local C-level executives and business professors who lecture at AVODA. It also shares AVODA’s strong network with other local business accelerators in Uganda and beyond. This allows AVODA to be able to immediately create local networks for our clients.

Highly flexible, highly skilled project teams

AVODA Consulting’s junior consultants are AVODA’s students and alumni led and managed by a senior consultant with strong consulting experience. Our biggest advantage is that we can flexibly grow our local project teams from 1 to 20+ overnight when our clients need a large number of “boots on the ground”.

Strong network in UK and US academia and social impact sectors

Originally founded in Cambridge, UK to work with European banks and economists, AVODA Consulting retains strong networks in the business and social impact sectors of especially the UK, and also the US. AVODA Consulting clients who need cutting-edge research can benefit from our top-tier academic network in the UK and US.

Our Role Within AVODA Group

AVODA Strategic Consulting is a member of AVODA Group, which also operates a world-class business school in Kampala, Uganda. 

AVODA Strategic Consulting’s projects are managed and led by our senior consultants – all of whom have extensive relevant experience in project management, while our junior consultant teams are usually comprised of AVODA Institute’s sharpest alumni and students.

As a member of AVODA Group, we carefully select clients and projects based upon whether they:

  1. are projects that our senior consultants have relevant experience in
  2. aid projects that we have strong talent for in our junior consultant teams
  3. offer opportunities for talent development, employment, and capacity-building in the African continent

Get in touch with Us

Tokyo, Japan Office

Head Office:Daikyo-cho 12-3-201, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015, Japan
Main Bank:Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Akasaka Branch
Phone:+81 (0) 80 7110 1981

Kampala, Uganda Office

Branch Office: 17 Tufnell Drive 5F & 6F, Kampala, Uganda
Main Bank:ABSA Uganda, Lubowa Branch
Phone:+256 787 625 077