Aikande Clement Kwayu is a social scientist with experience in both academia and practice. Her work includes development and management consulting as well as academic research. She consults with Bumaco Limited (Tanzania) on management, political economy analysis, policy analysis and evaluation of development projects. Akande’s areas of research interest are party politics, religion and politics, and development politics. She has published two books: (i) “Religion and British Development Policy”- Palgrave (2020); and (ii) Co-authored with Amy Stambach “Pragmatic Faith and the Lutheran Church in Tanzania: Erasto N. Kweka’s Life and Work” – Lexington (2020). Aikande is a honorary research affiliate fellow of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Tumaini Makumira. 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).