Patrick Papania, FHI360

Patrick Papania is an accomplished communications and management strategist, program designer, project manager and value chain specialist who has worked many years creating and implementing social and economic development programs in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is currently working as a Senior Communications and Management Strategist for the Center for Environmental, Energy, and Economic Development (CE3D) at FHI 360 and is providing technical assistance on several USAID and UNDP projects in Egypt, Morocco, Mali, Mozambique, Cambodia, and Uganda.  He is one of the lead designers on the AED/FHI360 team for its signature management approach, SCALE (System-wide Collaborative Actions for Livelihoods and the Environment), a communications systems-driven tool that uses multiple social change methodologies to motivate diverse, and often conflicting, stakeholders to accomplish common goals in the pursuit of cohesive coordinated actions for large scale success.

Papania has noteworthy accomplishments in systems restructuring, workforce development, grants management, capacity building, agriculture value chain strengthening, product marketing, irrigation-use management, sustainable tourism development, institutional capacity building, civil society, micro-enterprise development, micro-credit, design and conceptualization of technical information dissemination, environmental educational policy, education reform, community mobilization, large group intervention and mobilization, communications and media campaigns, advertising, video production for educational training, technical workshop/conference organization, and television campaigns. He has designed, written, and produced public awareness materials and educational films for large-scale system integration purposes. Fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic and French, he brings to his current position 27 years of experience in project management and program implementation in many regions of the world, demonstrating a professional emphasis on program development through public-private partnerships, civil society mobilization, local initiatives and community investment.