Aidan Frederick Eyakuze

Aidan Eyakuze


Tanzania

Occupational Information

Job Title: Executive Director, Twaweza

Professional History


Aidan Eyakuze is an economist and 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) based in Tanzania. 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 the private sector, civil society, and public organizations.

Aidan is 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). 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.

Qualifications


Masters Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia) in Canada

Programme


2006 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


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Featured News

Norman Smit
07 October 2022

Seven Tutu Fellows have been selected for the prestigious 2022 Choiseul 100 Africa Economic Leaders of Tomorrow list and a further 11 the Top 200 list. The Choiseul 100 Africa is an annual study independently carried out by the Institut Choiseul.

It identifies and ranks the young African leaders of 40 years old and younger, who will play a major role in the continent’s economic development in the near future.  It includes business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and more who embody the dynamism and renewal of the continent.

Norman Smit
03 October 2022

2013 Tutu Fellow Danladi Verheijen has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council’s new Freedom and Prosperity Center.  The Atlantic Council is an international affairs think tank that favours a close relationship between North America and Europe on political, economic and defense issues. It manages sixteen regional centers and functional programs related to international security and global economic prosperity.

The news of the appointment was shared by Danladi on his Linkedin page.

Norman Smit
26 September 2022

2014 Tutu Fellow Sello Hatang rang the Opening Bell on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday 23 September at 9:30 AM. 

Sello, who is the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, rang the bell to honor the legacy of former President Nelson Mandela, who had also rung the NYSE bell twenty years previously and was welcomed by the NYSE.

After the bell, Sello sat down for an interview about the work of the foundation and some of the ambitious goals it has.

Norman Smit
22 September 2022

2022 Tutu Fellow Bilha Ndirangu has been named to the inaugural cohort of young climate practitioners of the Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship program.

This eight-month program offers an opportunity for 16 young climate and clean energy practitioners from across the Global South to broaden their technical skills, deepen their professional networks, and exchange views with top global clean energy and climate change leaders.

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Tutu Fellowship COVID-19 News

Tutu Fellows have been active in addressing the challenges Africa is facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We have a new section highlighting some of the work being done by the Fellowship.
 

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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