Owain James

Owain James in 2013

Owain James is the Director of the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation in London. He was previously Director of External Relations for the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Prior to that he was the global coordinator for the Global Campaign for Education between 2006 and 2012. He was president of the NUS from 2000 to 2002.


James graduated from the University of Warwick in 1998. He was elected as President of the National Union of Students of the United Kingdom between 2000-02.[1]

After the NUS, James worked for Oxfam as their Education Campaign Manager and then their Millennium Development Goals Campaign Manager.[citation needed] James was Campaign Manager for the Make Poverty History White Band campaign and manager of Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the international arm of Make Poverty History.

Global Campaign for Education

Between 2006 and 2012, James was appointed Coordinator for the Global Campaign for Education (GCE). The GCE's stated mission is to ensure that governments deliver a free quality public education to all.[2] He ran a campaign called 1 Goal around the 2010 World Cup.


  1. ^ Parsons, Tan (2006-04-14). "Young and fearless". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100706211323/http://www.campaignforeducation.org/en/about. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Pakes
President of the
National Union of Students

Succeeded by
Mandy Telford

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