Patrick Fruchet is a mine action expert with over 25 years of experience. He is a management consultant specializing in strategy, training, coaching, and mentorship in mine action and beyond. Before his consulting career, he worked for the United Nations for twenty years, most recently as Country Director for Afghanistan at the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and previously as Deputy Director for East Africa for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Patrick works in collaboration with Cambodia’s Mine Action Authority (CMAA) to explore new resource mobilization options that will provide sufficient resources to achieve their mine-clearing goal by 2025. CMAA is the government authority responsible for mine action and clearing management across Cambodia.
Patrick cherishes what he does and how it improves people’s lives worldwide. In Cambodia, as a public finance management advisor, his work involves research on potential public financing models and approaches, technical support to CMAA as they update Cambodia’s existing resource mobilization strategy and annual plan with new financing programs and training, coaching and mentoring CMAA personnel as they develop funding packages for presentation to potential financiers and investors.
Based in New York City, United States, Patrick started his international assistance career as a UNICEF Communications Officer in Kosovo in 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University and a master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.