An International Development Professional and Uganda's Youth Education Advocate, and New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
James Kassaga Arinaitwe is the Co-founder and CEO of Teach for Uganda (TFU). TFU is an independent nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and equips outstanding Ugandan top university graduates and young professionals to work as transformational teachers and leaders in poor and under resourced schools towards ending education inequity in Uganda. Prior to Teach For Uganda, Kassaga had combined seven years of international development experience having worked for The President Jimmy Carter Center in Atlanta,GA, BRAC in New York, and Educate in Uganda. At Educate! he helped scale the youth social entrepreneurship and leadership program from 50 to 300 high schools across Uganda, impacting over 10,000 youth.
Kassaga is a proud alumni of the Global Health Corps Fellowship as well as the Acumen Global Fellows program. As a New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and a Fellow at the African Leadership Network (ALN), he serves as a thought leader on Africa’s education and leadership development. His opinion pieces have been published in Al Jazeera, NPR,The Daily Beast, Devex and New York Times. He holds a Masters in Public Health and Public Policy from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida and a Masters in Sustainable Development and International Policy from the SIT Graduate Institute in Washington,DC.