Uwezo operates across East Africa in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and is housed and managed by Twaweza, a ten year citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa. Uwezo’s country offices are situated in Nairobi (Kenya), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Kampala (Uganda) with overall oversight and monitoring provided by the Regional Office, situated in Nairobi (Kenya). The Country Coordinators in each of the three East African countries report to the Regional Manager of Uwezo, who in turn reports to the Head of Twaweza.
The Uwezo initiative is managed by Twaweza. Twaweza works to provide practical information to everyone in order to foster what it calls an “ecosystem of change” through building on, as well as triggering, the actions of citizens to make a difference, and by scaling up such actions through brokering and supporting partnerships. In each of the three East African Countries, Twaweza, using its extensive communications network, is working with Uwezo to communicate the results of the Annual Learning Assessment to millions of citizens.
Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. It is a new citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large- scale change in East Africa. Twaweza believes that lasting change requires bottom-up action. It seeks to foster conditions and expand opportunities through which millions of people can get information and make change happen in their own communities directly and by holding government to account.