OP, in collaboration with UK-Med and the FRRHH, have developed, to the Royal College of Edinburgh's education standards, an Introduction to Humanitarian Health Care Online Learning Course launched by the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare , the Royal College of Surgeons


Our partner, DAI, on the FCDO funded Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa programme has recently launched a project website, with all the latest news and information, which can be viewed at:   TDDA website


Is Covid 19 impacting on the way your organisation operates? Does the current impact look likely to change the way you work post pandemic?  We can help you strategise and design operating models that will work for you: Covid-19 (Coronavirus 19) and Remote Management of Operations

Patrice Chataigner

Associate Director & Senior Consultant

Patrice Chataigner

Patrice is a humanitarian expert with 20 years experience within conflict, post conflict and natural disasters contexts. This was gained through emergency field deployments in the Balkans, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America. He has a comprehensive operational knowledge of complex emergencies, sudden and slow onset disasters, international humanitarian systems and architecture, donor relationships and security issues.

Patrice led the methodological and innovation section of ACAPS (2010-2016). He worked for Solidarites Internationale and Action Against Hunger Spain as Emergency Coordinator/Emergency Desk. He has participated in numerous inter-agency working groups at a global level such as the Needs Assessment Task Force, the Information Management Working Group and the Preparedness Working Group. He teaches Humanitarian analysis, needs assessment and data analysis at four European Universities, and recently pioneered the development of the DEEP, a collaborative platform on situational analysis.

As an UNDAC and ACAPS member Patrice has designed numerous large scale country needs assessment and  monitoring systems.  He is a practical and skilled information system designer and a strong advocate of better methodological rigor and analytical standards in the humanitarian system. He contributed to much of the multi sector needs assessment guidance and thinking produced in the last decade.

Patrice has a Master in International Humanitarian Action  Aix-en-Provence), a Master of International Law, a Master of Political Science (Nice) and a  Graduate Diploma in  Public Health (Nancy).

Patrice is fluent in French, English and Spanish.