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James Brown

James Brown

James Brown

Technical Advisor, SWOT Project

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James is a water, sanitation and public health engineering specialist in crisis & development contexts, with over eight years’ experience leading projects in countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 

His work has involved the set-up of community health centres in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak, coordinating contingency planning ahead of the Mosul offensive in Iraq and designed water supply and sanitation programs in South Sudan, Myanmar, Liberia, Iraq, Ukraine, Nigeria and Lebanon. Most recently, he led a multi-agency initiative to improve global WASH responses through enhanced cluster-level monitoring, developing new approaches for quality assurance in humanitarian responses. Prior to his work in the humanitarian sector, James co-founded a social enterprise in the UK focused on developing products to address barriers to safe drinking water access for households in rural communities, using designs that can be manufactured locally.

He completed a Masters in Product Design Engineering, a program jointly delivered by the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art, in 2009 combining mechanical engineering with human-centred design.


Global Health & Humanitarianism



Related Work

Humanitarian Water Lab | Project

Humanitarian Water Engineering Intensive Course | Education, Project, Research

Safe Water Optimization Tool | Project, Research


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