James Wabwire Agoro joined the Women's Refugee Commission in 2012 as the SAFE Project Coordinator based in Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. He is leading a pilot project that will ensure that crisis-affected populations in the Great Lakes region of Africa have safe access to appropriate, sustainable cooking fuel and alternative energy technologies.
James has over 10 years of humanitarian experience, primarily in livelihoods, food security programming and protection work, as well as in strategic program development, media and communications and management of multi-donor projects. He has worked in Pakistan, Darfur, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Northern Uganda, Central African Republic and Eastern Congo for a variety of agencies, including Action Contre la Faim, CARE International, Search for Common Ground, ARD and Pact Ethiopia. He has used media and communications strategies to build the capacity of local communities to address gender based violence, governance and security issues during re-integration and has built the capacity of local NGOs to develop village savings and loan institutions in both Southern Asia and Africa.