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Aidan Eyakuze


Aidan Eyakuze 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 joined the OGP Steering Committee as a civil society member. Aidan is currently serving as the incoming civil society co-chair (2020-2021) and will be the lead civil society co-chair 2021-2022.

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.

Follow Aidan on Twitter: @aeyakuze.

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Reviewing OGP Processes for its Tenth Anniversary

The 10th anniversary of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) offers an exciting opportunity to gather feedback and propose ambitious changes to safeguard open government values and accomplish two main goals set out in OGP’s Three-Year Implementation Plan (3YP): more ambition…

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The Low-Tech Way to Engage Citizens in Lockdown

It seems odd to promote citizen participation at a time of lockdown. By early April 2020, “more than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population, [had] been asked or ordered to stay at home by their governments to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.”

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