U.N. Global Compact

U.N. Global Compact

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, Navanti Group has joined the growing number of companies that supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to implement those principles and document our Communication on Progress (COP). We are committed to making the U.N. Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company, and engage in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.

Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labor
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


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About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Navanti recruits people that have found a purpose in making a positive impact in the world.

We are linguists, on-the-ground researchers, and analysts dedicated to delivering real-time insight into the economic, political, and security trends shaping our world.

Why We Are Different

We make complex datasets accessible, using geospatial frameworks, perspectives from local contacts and expert analysis.

Our unique primary data, near real-time analytics, and technology-enabled cost effective solutions set us apart.

Where Clients Benefit

Through primary data analysis, we help teams in government, the private sector, and civil society shape actionable understanding of local dynamics.

Our suite of scalable solutions help clients operate, with cultural sensitivity, across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Customers / Partners / Target Markets

Our People

Fred Payne
CEO

Fred joined Navanti in 2016. He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional, holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a Bachelors from The George Washington University.

His mantra is Purpose, Process, and People. He can be reached at info@navantigroup.com.

Mike Pedersen
Operations

Mike joined Navanti in 2014. He holds a Bachelors in Political Science from Florida Gulf Coast University and possess over 11 years of experience in the federal government contracting industry, corporate operations, staffing/recruiting, and cleared solutions. He is an expert in strategic workforce planning and development, talent acquisition, talent retention, resource management, human resources, and personnel security.

He can be reached at info@navantigroup.com.

Ryan Craig
Chief of Staff

Ryan joined Navanti in 2015. He holds a Bachelors in History and master’s degrees in History, Political Science, and International Studies with a focus on the Middle East. Ryan has over ten years of experience in research, analysis, and training with a background and passion for tribes in Syria and Iraq. During his time at Navanti, Ryan has worked on various teams and has developed companywide processes and standards. He can be reached at info@navantigroup.com.

Principals

Mohammed Al-Basha
Communications

Basha joined Navanti in 2015. A distinguished Alumni of the Near East South Asia Center, holds a Masters from the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. He is an internationally networked Middle East subject matter expert with over 15 years of experience in analytical writing, food security, project management, and communications.

He can be reached at info@navantigroup.com.

John Arterbury
Project manager, Africa and Europe

John is a security analyst with a professional focus on armed conflict in Yemen and Syria. His particular interests include armed group fragmentation, the nexus between crime and insurgency, and the evolution of unorthodox ideologies.

Passionate about the effects of forced migration, he formerly managed an employment program for refugees and asylum seekers in Texas. He also worked as a researcher and journalist in Southeast Asia, focusing on security and refugee issues in Myanmar and Thailand. John holds a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University, where he served as a Global Futures Initiative Fellow, and has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Houston.

He can be reached at info@navantigroup.com.

Contributors

Christa Waegemann
Independent Author

Christa Waegemann, based in Berlin, works on a USAID funded project that focuses on strengthening and improving local governance and civil society in Syria. Previously, Christa was the Program Development and Portfolio Manager at a German NGO managing programs in Jordan, Palestine and Egypt. During 2016-2017, Christa was the Country Director for an Iraqi and subsequently a French NGO in Iraq during the war against ISIS, implementing emergency aid and development projects through-out the north Kurdish region and southern central region. She has a Master’s Degree from the Hertie School of Governance in Public Policy and wrote her thesis on Iranian proxy militias/political parties in Iraq.

She can be reached at info@navantigroup.com.

Join The Team

Navanti recruits multi-talented people, who possess a curiosity about the world and a desire to make a positive difference. We celebrate diversity and promote multi-disciplined approaches. At Navanti, recruits join high-performance teams, enjoy unique career developing opportunities, and work on solving some of the most challenging problems of our time.

Interested in applying for a position, but don’t see one that fits right now?

Send your resume for future consideration to careers@navantigroup.com

CURRENT OPENINGS

Do really interesting work
Help to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems from international development, public health, security, and risk management.

Have a voice
We eschew traditional hierarchies because they stunt potential. We believe everyone has unique value to add regardless of age or title. We celebrate great ideas that can help our clients meet their objectives, and so we have institutionalized the practice of idea-sharing and development at all levels.

We honor drive and excellence
Our meritocratic system provides great rewards to those who excel and drive the business.

Be creative
We encourage fresh thinking because that’s what drives innovation in our field.


Insights

Insights

The War in Yemen - The Unbeautiful South

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by The Economist on the war in Yemen.

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For the first time, an alleged terrorist has broadcast a confession in real time on Facebook Live

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, was cited by Caitlin Dewey and Sarah Parnass of The Washington Post on live-streaming of terror attacks.

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Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on strategic Socotra island

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by the London-based ‘The New Arab’ on the crisis in Socotra Archipelago.

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Quiet Support for Saudis Entangles U.S. in Yemen

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by By Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times on the how the quiet support for Saudis entangles U.S. in Yemen.

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Foreign Aid Challenges in Yemen

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by Le Monde on foreign aid challenges in Yemen.

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Could the Coronavirus Put an End to the War in Yemen?

“Could the Coronavirus Put an End to the War in Yemen?” by Charlotte Kamin, Arabian Peninsula analyst was originally published by Just Security.

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Radicals’ dominance in Idlib increases risk of tragedy

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by James Snell, The Arab Weekly on how the radical’s dominance in Idlib increases risk of tragedy.

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Syrian Rebels Are Using Snapchat to Sell and Show-Off Their Weapons

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by Ben Sullivan of VICE on the war in Syria and the usage of social media tools such as Snapchat.

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ISIS’ Scorched Earth: Visual Confirmation of Destruction in the Shaer Field

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, writes about the intricate local power dynamics surrounding the Sheer Field, Syria.

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The Yemen Exchange - An Intensive Online Course on Yemen

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, spoke on the status and activities of non-state armed groups currently active in Yemen’s civil war at the fifth Yemen Exchange conference, hosted by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, was held online between May 11-15, 2020.

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A New Yemen Model:

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, spoke at AEI on the situation in Yemen.

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A Tree Grows in Karabakh

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, writes about the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic he visited. Once home to a patchwork of Armenians, Azeris, and nomadic Kurds, a vicious, ethnically driven war in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse technically leaves Azerbaijan in control; but in practice, the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, is headed by Armenians.

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Middle East and North Africa Democratization Seminar

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, spoke as a panelist for USMCU on Case Studies and Regional Perspectives.

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To destroy Islamic State, we must follow it into the desert

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, writes about how after Raqqa’s fall, the Islamic State retreated to Syria’s vast and overlooked Deir Ezzor province where it was already well entrenched. This arid stretch of eastern Syria straddling the Euphrates river valley had for too long failed to get the attention from policymakers it deserved.

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Where Clients Benefit

For over a decade, Navanti Group’s mission has been to deliver information through on-demand analytical reports, with clients benefiting from subject matter expertise and near real-time data on atmospherics, conflict, and population trends throughout Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, the Levant, and Eastern Europe. Through primary research, publicly available information, and open-source analysis, Navanti’s subject matter experts advise on cultural nuances and answer client driven requests for information in areas of food security, civil society development, peace and conflict, and governance. Each deliverable typically includes imagery, maps, and/or data analysis covering an array of topics including target audiences, local economic conditions, infrastructure, media, humanitarian needs, and socio-cultural assessments.

Why We Are Different

Our Differentiator is that our team has extensive experience managing data collection and understanding cultural norms for difficult environments, including extremely remote locations and conflict zones. Our tenants are Access, Insight, Speed, and Flexibility.

Access – Since 2008, Navanti has built vetted local networks of researchers in over 70 countries throughout Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. They are native to the environments in which they operate, providing nuanced access across ethnic group, gender and class lines.

Insight – Access, without a deep understanding of local dynamics is necessary, but not sufficient for acting in emerging markets. Navanti develops and maintains highly trained subject matter experts that combine unparalleled access of our researchers with cutting edge analytical techniques to surface the “why” that that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Speed – Insight, on difficult to acquire in-depth analysis, is useless unless it can be delivered in time to support operational decisions. Navanti structures all data efforts to meet client decision cycles and formats.

Flexibility – Navanti research adapts as local dynamics evolve, providing an opportunistic capacity that enables clients to anticipate and plan for near horizon change. Together, these principles allow Navanti to provide industry best reporting that provides clients with near real-time data.

Navanti Insights

The War in Yemen - The Unbeautiful South

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by The Economist on the war in Yemen.

Learn More

For the first time, an alleged terrorist has broadcast a confession in real time on Facebook Live

John Arterbury, Project Manager at Navanti Group, was cited by Caitlin Dewey and Sarah Parnass of The Washington Post on live-streaming of terror attacks.

Learn More

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on strategic Socotra island

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by the London-based ‘The New Arab’ on the crisis in Socotra Archipelago.

Learn More

Quiet Support for Saudis Entangles U.S. in Yemen

Mohammed Albasha, Communication and Client Engagement Manager at Navanti Group, was interviewed by By Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times on the how the quiet support for Saudis entangles U.S. in Yemen.

Learn More