Aikande Clement Kwayu

Bumaco Ltd.


PhD, Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham (UK). Thesis title: Faith Groups in British International Development Policies from 1992 to 2011. July 2012.

Masters of Arts in International Relations (suma cum laude, first in class), United States International University-Nairobi, Kenya, 2006.

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (cum laude), United States International University-Nairobi, Kenya, 2004.

Certificate of Asian Studies and Japanese Language, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka Japan. August 2003 through May 2004.


* Research Affiliate, University of Oxford, Department of Education- Centre for Comparative and International Education, October 2013 – September 2015.

*Part-Time Lecturer, Tumaini University, Makumira Arusha, Tanzania, April 2015- Present.

I teach the following courses:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Philosophy and Methods of International Relations
  • Collective Security

*Teaching Fellow, University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations, 2008-2012.

I taught the following modules:

  1. International Political Economy & Global Development.
  2. Global Security.
  3. Power and the State (Comparative Politics).
  4. Political Ideas in Conflict.
  5. Political Ideas in Revolution.


*Development and Management Research Consultant-BUMACO Ltd. Tanzania, August 2012- Present.

* Research Consultant – IIEP/UNESCO, Paris, France, June 2014- September 2014.

* Development Consultant- BUMACO Ltd. Tanzania, January 2007 – August 2007.

*Advocacy Intern- World Vision Africa Office- Jan 2005 – August 2005.


Stambach Amy, & Kwayu Aikande ,2017, Confucius Institutes in Africa, or How the Educational Spirit in Africa is Re-Rationalised Towards the East. Journal of Southern African Studies 43/2

Kwayu Aikande, 2016, Taxing the Rich in Tanzania: Interfaith Activism in Mining Sector, Smith J. P & Dreher S. (Eds.). Contrasting Roles of Religious Activism in the Global Economy. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Kwayu Aikande, 2015, Different ‘uses of Nyerere’ in the Constitutional Review debates: A touchstone for legitimacy in Tanzania, in Fouere, Marie-Aude (Ed). Remembering Nyerere: History, Memory, Legacy. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Press.

Stambach Amy, & Kwayu Aikande, 2013, Take the Gift of My Child and Return Something to Me: On Children, Chagga Trust, and Religion on Mount Kilimanjaro. Journal of Religion in Africa 43/4, 379-395.

Kwayu, Aikande. 2013, “Book Review: Understanding the Somalia Conflagration: Identity, Political Islam, and Peacebuilding, by Elmi A.A.”, Capital and Class, 37/1.

Kwayu, Aikande. 2011. “Faith Groups in the First Ten Years of DFID (1997-2007)” and “Pluralism, Secularism, and Religious Schools: Addressing a Perennial Problem.” Invited commentary with colleagues on the topic: “Religion, Education, and Secularism in International Agencies.” Comparative Education Review 55.1 (2011): 111-142.

Wameyo, Amboka; David Makala; & Aikande Kwayu. 2005. What is Violence? Perspectives from Children in Tanzania: A Contribution to the United Nations Study on Violence Against Children. New York: World Vision International.


Politics of Image in Tanzania: CCM Rebranding Strategy for Survival, APSA 2017, African Research Development Group, San Francisco, USA, August 2017.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Does it regulate Capitalism or enhance it? The Case of International Oil Companies in Tanzania, ISA Annual Convention, Baltimore, Feb. 2017

Different ‘uses of Nyerere’ in the Constitutional Review debates: A touchstone for legitimacy in Tanzania, ASA Annual Conference, San Diego, USA, Nov. 2015

Taxing the Rich in Tanzania: Inter-Faith Activism in the Mining Sector, ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, Feb. 2015.

 Making a Virtue Out of Necessity? The rise of the international development agenda in  British Politics, EADI Annual Conference on Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes, Bonn, Germany, June 2014.

Mining and Political Transformation in Tanzania: The Evolution of the Mining Act (2010), Mining and Political Transformations in Africa, Centre for African Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, April. 2014 (Co-Written with Zitto Kabwe).

Interfaith Initiatives against negative effects of capitalism: the case of Tanzania’s Interfaith Standing Committee and Mining Industry in Tanzania (Paper Presentation). International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, March, 2014.

The Mixed Impact of Neoliberalism on the Relationship between Faith Groups and the UK’s Department for International Development, 1997-2012, (Paper Presentation). International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, April, 2013.

Faith Communities and International Development: The Case of British International Development from 1992-2011 (Paper Presentation) American Academy of Religion (AAR), Annual Convention, Chicago, November, 2012.

The Relationship between Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and the UK Government: The case of International Development, 1992-2011 (Paper Presentation), Italian Society of Political Scientists, SISP, University of Rom-Tre, Rome, September, 2012.

Caught in Between, the Impact of War on Terror on African Soil: An Analysis of the Somalia Famine Crises and Regional Security in the Horn and East Africa (Poster Presentation), MPSA 70th Annual Conference, Chicago, April 2012.

The Relationship Between Faith Groups and the UK’s DFID in the Period Between 2008 and 2011, ISA Annual Convention, San Diego, April 2012.

Faith Groups in the First Ten Years of DFID (the UK’s Department for International Development) 1997-2007, Comparative and International Education Society 55th Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 2011.

Religion in British International Development Policies between 1992 and 2007, International Studies Association Convention, New Orleans, USA, February 2010.

Faith Groups in British International Development Policies between 1992 and 2007, Political Studies Association 60th Year Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, March/April 2010.

British Foreign Policy Reactions to Islam from 2003, Religion and State Conference, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, USA- April, 2009.


Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective, American Political Science Association (APSA), Africa Workshops, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, July 2013.

Protecting Human Rights through United Nations Mechanisms. Human Rights Law Centre, School of Law, University of Nottingham (UK), Summer 2011.

European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Method Training in Case Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Summer 2009.

Intensive Learning and Teaching Programme in Higher Education and Teaching, Graduate School Research Training, University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK, 2007 & 2008.


The University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Emerging Diversity Scholar Citation, 2012.

Best Essay: Awarded by and presented at SCUSA 56 Conference, West Point Military Academy, New York, USA. November 2004. Topic: Beyond Hegemony: The Consequences of the US’s Actions Both at Home and Abroad.


  • Harambee Secondary School, Machame Moshi, Tanzania, 2014-2020.
  • Agape Lutheran Junior Seminary,  Marangu Moshi, Tanzania 2016-2020.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), Tanzania, 2014-2017.


  • African Studies Association (ASA)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA).
  • International Studies Association (ISA).
  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), 2011-2012.
  • Political Studies Association (PSA), 2009-2012.