Aikande Clement Kwayu

Aikande Kwayu is a social scientist with experience in researching, evaluating and analysing development programmes in the UK and Tanzania.

She has conducted studies commissioned by both international and local development organizations. From June to September 2014, she served as a research consultant at the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in UNESCO, Paris. Prior to that, the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI- Norway) commissioned her to carry out a pre-feasibility study of establishing a partnership between a Norwegian College and a Higher Education Institution in Tanzania. In  2013 she was assigned by GRM International to do a political economy analysis of education in seven regions of Tanzania. Under BUMACO Ltd., Aikande has conducted impact evaluations of donor-funded development projects carried out by church institutions in Tanzania including the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) and the Bible Society of Tanzania (BST).

Aikande holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham. For her doctoral work, she analysed the relationship between the UK government and faith groups focusing on the case of international development policies between 1992 and 2011. She has taught politics modules at the University of Nottingham including international political economy and global development, global security, power and the state, and political ideas.

Dr. Kwayu’s current main areas of interests include political economy analysis, and education policy analysis at the international and domestic levels.