James Kassaga Arinaitwe

CEO and Co-Founder
Teach For Uganda

Prior to co-founding Teach For Uganda, CEO James Kassaga Arinaitwe gained eight years of international development experience working with The Carter Center in the United States, the non-profit organization founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. He was also a 2012-13 Global Health Corps Fellow in New York, and a School Partnerships Manager at Educate! In 2014, James was selected as an Acumen Global Fellow, and spent a year in India working with a social enterprise providing education and livelihood skills to two million underserved youth. James is an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, and his op-eds on ethical and effective development solutions have been featured in Al Jazeera, NPR, Devex, The Guardian, and The New York Times. He graduated with a Masters of Public Health and Policy from Florida State University and a Masters in Sustainable Development and International Policy from the SIT Graduate Institute in Washington, D.C.