Aidan Eyakuze, an economist, is Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa. From its base in Tanzania, Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Flagship programs include Uwezo, Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment to assess children’s learning levels across hundreds of thousands of households, and Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone panel survey.

Formerly an Associate Regional Director for the Society for International Development (SID), Aidan is a scenario practitioner who has participated in national scenario-building projects in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria and East Africa. He led 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 Fellow and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). He sits on the board of the African Leadership Institute (AfLI), the Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) and has also served on the Governing Board of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA-Tanzania), ICEALion General Insurance Company (Tanzania) and NIC Bank Tanzania Limited.