Alumni Profile: Dr. Aikande Clement Kwayu, Academic and Manager, Bumaco Life Insurance

By the Alumni Relations Office

Aikande Clement Kwayu, a social scientist with experience in academia, business and development work, is a vivid manifestation of “Education to take you places”. Aikande has published two academic books: (i) “Religion and British Development Policy”- Palgrave (2020); and (ii) co-authored “Pragmatic Faith and the Lutheran Church in Tanzania: Erasto N. Kweka’s Life and Work” – Lexington (2020). Aikande is a part-time lecturer at the University of Tumaini Makumira.

Between 2018 and 2022, Aikande was an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2013 to 2015, she was a research affiliate of the University of Oxford (UK). Aikande has a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham (UK). In business, Aikande manages a life insurance company (Bumaco Life Insurance) in Tanzania. Being both an academic and business woman reflects transferrable skills and readiness to learn, explore and move to places beyond comfort zones. Dr. Kwayu, holds a BA and an MA in International Relations from USIU-Africa.

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