Think tank

Twaweza

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda (it has programs, staff and offices across all three countries) Flagship programs include Uwezo, an 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 survey. They undertake public and policy engagement, through media partnerships and initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.twaweza.org/

Address:
127 Mafinga Road, off Kinondoni Road, P.O. Box 38342, Dar es Salaam

Country:
Tanzania

Sub-region:
Eastern Africa

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
Tanzania
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2009
Age (years)
Twaweza
 12
Tanzania average
 19
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Rakesh Rajani
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2020): Aidan Eyakuze (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Aidan Eyakuze (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Twaweza
 72,000
Tanzania average
 22,059
Global average
 16,331

Data notes

Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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