Aidan Eyakuze, an economist, is Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa. Twaweza works to enable children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. In May 2016, Aidan was appointed to the global Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). In June 2017, he was appointed to the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD).
Before joining Twaweza, Aidan was Associate Regional Director of the Society for International Development (SID) based in Tanzania. He has 15 years of experience as a scenario practitioner, through participation in national scenario-building projects in Kenya (2000 & 2010), Tanzania (2003), South Africa (2004), Nigeria (2007) and East Africa (2005-2008). He co-lead the publication of the State of East Africa Reports and facilitated futures thinking for private sector, civil society and public organisations.
Aidan is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow and a Board Member of the African Leadership Institute (South Africa). He is also a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) and served on the Governing Board of the Millennium Challenge Account (Tanzania). He maintains a keen intellectual and professional interest in economic policy, financial markets and trends in information and communications technologies and their impact on society.
“[How] Can civil society confront the democratic recession in East Africa?”