Executive Director, Twaweza East Africa
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, Eyakuze was appointed to the global Steering committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). He is currently the civil society co-Chair of the OGP in 2022, in partnership with the Government of Italy. In June 2017, he was appointed to the board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD). In 2020, Eyakuze was named as one of the “World’s 50 Most Influential People Revolutionizing Government” by Apolitical and the World Economic Forum.
Eyakuze is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. He is also a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) and has 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.