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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 served as the civil society co-chair for 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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Looking Ahead for OGP: From a Mechanism to a Movement

This year, OGP will also develop a new strategy for the growing Partnership. It is a singular opportunity to apply the lessons learned over the past ten years. We must collectively contribute to tackling the major challenges facing our societies from declining democracy and civic space, to equitable pandemic recovery.

Aidan Eyakuze at the OGP Summit in Paris

Faces of Open Government: Aidan Eyakuze

OGP civil society co-chair Aidan Eyakuze shares some of the work he and his counterparts in Italy hope to achieve this year and his hopes for the future of the open government community. 

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