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, Uganda, Kenya
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2009
Age (years)
Twaweza
 13
Tanzania average
 21
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Rakesh Rajani
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Aidan Eyakuze (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Aidan Eyakuze (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Aidan Eyakuze (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Twaweza
 41
Tanzania average
 12
Global average
 86
% Female staff
2021
Twaweza
 49%
Tanzania average
 42%
Global average
 48%

Social

Twitter
Followers (2022)
Twaweza
 95,035
Tanzania average
 14,464
Global average
 19,214
Followers (2021)
Twaweza
 84,068
Followers (2019)
Twaweza
 72,000
Subscribers (2022)
Twaweza
 3,560
Tanzania average
 2,883
Global average
 5,604
Subscribers (2021)
Twaweza
 3,400

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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