Ambrose James

  • Country Director
  • Search for Common Ground



As Country Director for Search for Common Ground in Sierra Leone, Ambrose has 13 years of experience working on community development initiatives utilizing media tools to achieve development outcomes. He helps design local radio programs that aimed to provide greater transparency of the local government councils’ financing.

During his fellowship in the U.S., James worked with the Media Literacy Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on a variety of initiatives focused on media monitoring, media literacy, and social media engagement.

As an extension to his work with Search for Common Ground, after returning to Sierra Leone, Ambrose designed a radio program that aimed to increase the accountability and transparency of six local councils. In addition, the radio program aimed to disseminate information about the councils’ activities, including voting patterns, program funding and decision-making processes.