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Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa

Aidan Eyakuze (@aeyakuze) is the 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) and Head of the SID Tanzania office. 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) until August 2014. 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.

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An exit that clashes with Tanzanians’ aspirations

This article originally appeared in The Citizen. The government of Tanzania’s recently announced, unilateral decision to withdraw from the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is disappointing, but not surprising. The recent evolution in the domestic political climate meant that it had…

After 600 days, whose government is it anyway?

Originally posted as an op-ed in The Citizen. Dr John Pombe Magufuli completed about one third of his first term as president of the United Republic of Tanzania in early July 2017. Most in Tanzania would agree that it has been…

OGP en Nigeria: Tres inspiraciones

English Version » Cuando me enteré que un equipo de OGP planeaba hacer una visita a Nigeria, el 70º país en incorporarse a la Alianza, me ofrecí a participar. En 2006 participé en un ejercicio de planeación de escenarios con…

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