Champa Patel

Champa Patel

Director, Innovation, and Deputy Program Director, Future of Conflict

Crisis Group Role

Dr Champa Patel is the Director of Innovation and Deputy Director of the Future of Conflict Program at the International Crisis Group. In this role, she is responsible for establishing the Innovation Hub and manages research and advocacy on climate, tech and economic aspects of conflict.

Professional Background

Champa was formerly Director of the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House managing policy research on the region. Before joining Chatham House she held several roles at Amnesty International, including as the Regional Director for the South Asia and South East Asia and Pacific Offices, and Global Director for Campaigns overseeing human rights research, advocacy and campaigns. Prior to Amnesty she worked in public health for almost a decade, focused on children at risk, refugees, asylum seekers and internal trafficking. She is a board member for the International Detention Coalition and Environmental Funders Network and on the Editorial Board of Human Rights Quarterly.

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