Global Campaign, Advocacy and Communications Director, Save the Children International
Patrick Watt is Save the Children International’s Global Campaign, Advocacy and Communications Director. He leads the organisation’s global campaign, Every Last Child, which aims to tackle the barriers that stop millions of children from surviving and learning. He is responsible for Save the Children’s advocacy offices in New York, Geneva, Brussels and Addis Ababa that engage the UN, European Union and African Union on child rights issues, and for Save the Children’s influencing work across our country offices.
Patrick has extensive experience leading campaigns that drive change for children globally. Previously, he led Save the Children’s EVERY ONE campaign, which focused on maternal, newborn and child health. He has led campaigns in previous positions on aid, education and child health, contributing to changes including a shift of UK policy on aid conditionality and the establishment of the Global Partnership for Education.
Patrick has written and spoken widely on international development issues includingeducation, health, aid, debt and trade, and has widespread experience of engaging international institutions. Before working with Save the Children, Patrick worked for World Vision, ActionAid, the World Bank and Oxfam. He has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics. He lives in Oxford with his wife and three daughters.