Owen Grafham joined Chatham House in May 2014. During his time in the department, he has managed Chatham House’s research and outreach on energy for displaced populations and the institute’s work on energy-use inside the humanitarian system. 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.
Areas of expertise
- Energy provision for refugees and displaced people
- Access to sustainable energy: governance, incentives and capacities
- Environmentalism and sustainability in the humanitarian sector
|2017 -||Project Manager, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House|
|2014 -17||Coordinator, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House|
|2012-14||Projects Coordinator, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)|
- Estimating the global energy use of forcibly displaced people with Glada Lahn and Johanna Lehne, Boiling Point, HEDON Household Energy Network (2016)
- Energy services for refugees and displaced people with Johanna Lehne, William Blyth, Glada Lahn, Morgan Bazilian, Energy Strategy Review, 13-14, 134–146 (2016)