Coordinator, Energy, Environment and Resources
Owen Grafham
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Owen Grafham joined Chatham House in May 2014 as programme coordinator within the Energy, Environment and Resources Department. During his time in the department, he has coordinated Chatham House’s research and outreach on energy for displaced populations and the institute’s drive to improve the way that energy is integrated in the global humanitarian response. He also coordinates the ‘Fossil Fuel Expert Roundtable’ series and its work on the petroleum governance of emerging oil and gas producers.

Prior to joining Chatham House, Owen spent two years at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), where he managed a project that sought to establish concrete areas of trilateral cooperation between the United States, Turkey and Europe. From 2008 to 2010, he worked in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Institute for Education (HKIEd) and in Sudan, primarily with the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA). Owen has a BA in Politics and Literature from the University of York and an MSc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.


  • Energy use and provision in the humanitarian sector
  • Governance of emerging oil and gas producers
  • Trans-boundary water security and geopolitics


2014 -Programme Coordinator, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
2012-14Projects Coordinator, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)


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