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Former Principal Operations Coordination Specialist (Fragile Situations), Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank
As focal for fragile and conflict-affected countries, Patrick supported ADB operations in this context. He helped develop ADB’s strategic and results-oriented approach to fragile situations, and served as focal for disaster and emergency assistance; ICT coordinator; and project specialist and focal for coastal and aquatic resources management. He was regional manager for Asia-Pacific and Latin America at French agricultural research agency CIRAD. He has PhDs in Agriculture from Tohoku University in Japan and in Natural Sciences from Lille University in France.
Despite extensive aid, countries with fragile and conflict-affected situations are generally failing to significantly improve the lives of their people. New thinking is needed.