Sangram Kishor Patel is a senior program officer and leads the Population Council’s initiative on Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC) in India. He pioneered work on climate vulnerabilities and resilience among the most vulnerable populations in India through the Council’s PJD fund in 2016.
Patel’s expertise and areas of interest lie in the field of RMNCH+A, youth, gender, women’s empowerment, climate crisis and disaster resilience, livelihoods, renewable energy, health-system strengthening, HIV/AIDS, community mobilization, burden of diseases, monitoring and evaluation, project management, stakeholder engagement, and implementation research in South Asia. He has hundreds of publications on different cross-cutting issues and evaluation studies. Over the years, Sangram has worked closely with WHO-SEARO, IIPS, IIHMR, and the government of India in various capacities, and partnered with many donors, organizations, UN agencies, stakeholders, and community-based grassroots-level civil societies. He has led, managed, and provided advisory support to major large-scale surveys, surveillance studies, and programs in India and other countries.
Patel has a PhD from the International Institute of Population Sciences. He also has a Master’s degree in statistics and population studies, and in 2012 completed a diploma in the Leadership Development Management Program conducted by Measure Evaluation, USAID, and MSH. He received the prestigious Dr. C. Chandrasekharan award from the Indian Association for the Study of Population in 2007. He serves on many national and international reviewer panels, editorial committees, and advisory boards.