ABOUT US

PATRIP – Regional integration and cross-border cooperation in fragile border areas of Afghanistan and West Africa

(c) Michael Gruber

OUR PRINCIPLES

ALLOCATING FUNDS THROUGH LOCAL PARTNERS

The PATRIP Foundation acts as a trust fund manager, pooling funds and coordinating implementation partners to enhance cross-border exchange and provide stability in fragile border areas. The partners consist of both international and national non-governmental organisations that meet PATRIP’s criteria.

ACTIVELY INVOLVING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

The PATRIP Foundation’s implementation partners facilitate coordination with local authorities. Projects respond to the priorities of local inhabitants and are aligned with local development plans as far as possible. They are realised by the Foundation’s partner NGOs in close collaboration with the community itself.

SHARING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONITORING

PATRIP’s Monitoring Team is responsible for technical and accounting assistance and the monitoring of expected results. The locally based team conducts regular visits to the project sites and partner agencies to verify the construction quality and offer advice on possible improvements, and regularly reviews project expenditures and progress reports.

REINFORCING SUSTAINABILITY

The responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the (re-)installed infrastructure is clarified before funding starts. The partners establish whether operation and maintenance can be carried out solely by the local community or the local administration accepts responsibility.

STRUCTURE

PATRIP has two management bodies:

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is responsible for advising, supporting, and monitoring the Board of Directors. It currently consists of six members.

 

Clemens Hach 
Head of Division

Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation, Post-Conflict Rehabilitation at the German Federal Foreign Office

Anke Konrad 
Head of Division

South Caucasus and Central Asia at the German Federal Foreign Office

Simone Stemmler 
Deputy Head of Division

Afghanistan/Pakistan at the German Federal Foreign Office

Michael Pietsch
Team Leader

Stabilization Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran at the German Federal Foreign Office

Jean Damy 
Rédacteur principal

Desk Officer TPO/Tunisia/Afghanistan at the Luxembourg Government Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Helmut Fischer
Head of Division

Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Christine Heimburger
Director for Afghanistan · Pakistan · Iraq

KfW Development Bank

Rolf Holmboe
Danish Ambassador to the Republic of Mali

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the Foundation’s activities. It currently consists of two members.

 

Alexander Bohr
Chairman

Monika Tortschanoff
Vice Chairwoman

 

TEAM

    PATRIP Foundation is a non-profit organisation that channels multi-donor funds into cross-border projects aimed at increased stability and integration in fragile regions.
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