Avanti Entrepreneur Poidcast

James Harrington

Create a Business that Saves Lives, with James Harrington

James founded the Ugandan Water Project in 2008 with the vision to leverage clean drinking water projects to help communities transform themselves out of poverty. The organization has completed more than 430 major projects serving more than 150,000 people across Uganda.

Under James’ leadership, UWP’s team achieved innovative improvements to standard practices in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects resulting in a set of solutions recognized as among the best-in-class in Uganda.  As an Opportunity Collaboration Delegate since 2014, James, has participated in collaborative community of world-class non-profit and social-enterprise leaders from more than 50 countries collaborating on poverty alleviation from policy to implementation on the ground.

Over the past decade, James, has accumulated a proven combination of strategic skills and experience through his work in East Africa and is now pivoting to add practical value to teams and individuals hungry to overcome persistent obstacles and maximize opportunities to achieve their mission.  He is particularly excited to help non-profits and faith-based organizations achieve measurable growth and high impact.

A contagious communicator, James speaks/teaches on topics including:

  • Passion and Purpose
  • International Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Fund Raising
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Poverty Alleviation (including UN SDGs)
  • Building Core-Values Culture

He loves helping people see their own potential to change the world around them. James is passionate about helping to identify sustainable solutions for communities in crisis by leveraging the power of relationships. James and his wife, Christy, are raising 3 beautiful daughters in Rochester, NY where they are active in their church and committed as a family to building authentic community.