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Aikande C. Kwayu

Aikande C. Kwayu
Bumaco Ltd. Tanzania · Policy and Development Research



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Aikande is a social scientist with experience in researching, consulting, and teaching. She is a senior research and development consultant at BUMACO Ltd- a management and development consultancy firm in Tanzania. Between 2013 & 2015, Aikande was a research affiliate of the University of Oxford, Department of Education. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham (UK), and has taught Politics and International Relations modules at the University of Nottingham (UK) and at Tumaini University- Makumira (Tanzania). Her current research projects include: 1. Social Media- as an alternative political platform in Tanzania 2. Government's disruption of traditional management of water furrows in rural Kilimanjaro. 3. Party Politics and branding


Publications (4)
This article argues that current efforts in parts of Africa to teach Chinese language and culture to university students is an example of how sometimes polarised understandings of education as ‘western’ or ‘northern’ are re-mapped on to an East Asian-oriented future. The first part of the article applies a Weber-inspired theory of rationalisation t...
This essay examines local and international Christian efforts on Mount Kilimanjaro to educate children. A prevailing idea among people who live on the mountain is that children engender trust and trade. This idea is illuminated through the adage 'Take the gift of my child and return something to me' and is embedded in the concept of Chagga trust. T...
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Perhaps this impression is colored by my experience with religion in Romania, a multiethnic, multireligious, postcommunist European country with a strongly dominant majority church. Specifically, secularist religious freedom activists have worked rather well over the years with minority religious groups on such things as religion laws, nondiscrimin...


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