Wolk Visiting Fellow Jagan Chapagain

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Wolk Visiting Fellow
Academic Year: 2023-24

Jagan Chapagain is the chief executive officer and secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), based in Geneva, Switzerland. He brings decades of experience in building and leading inclusive teams and forging partnerships to address global challenges. An engineer by training, Chapagain began his humanitarian journey as a youth volunteer with the Nepal Red Cross and has gone on to lead effective and principled humanitarian responses around the world. Prior to being appointed secretary general, he served as undersecretary general for programs and operations at the IFRC. He was also previously chief of staff and regional director for Asia Pacific, where he provided leadership during large-scale humanitarian crises and helped to build resilient communities. This year, Chapagain will be the Wolk Visiting Fellow at Perry World House.

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