James was raised in rural Western Uganda, where HIV/AIDS orphaned him.

 

Today, his passion lies in global health equity, education, and social justice.  Currently he is a 2014-15 Acumen Global Fellow, and works for LabourNet in Bangalore, India, a social enterprise that offers workers a platform to access financial inclusion services and social protection. He is also an Aspen Institute 2014 New Voices Fellow, and has written for the New York Times, Al Jazeera, NPR, and the Daily Beast.