Aidan Eyakuze, an economist, is the Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa. Before joining Twaweza, Eyakuze was an 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 the private sector, civil society and public organisations.
Eyakuze is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. He is a board member of the African Leadership Institute (South Africa), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) and the Governing Board of the Millennium Challenge Account (Tanzania). He was appointed to the global Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
He is also a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). 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.