Over the past 17 years, Patrick has worked on a wide range of humanitarian technology projects in the Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Liberia, Congo-Brazzaville, Malawi, Tanzania, The Gambia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Morocco, Western Sahara, Haiti, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Peru and Northern Ireland with multiple international organizations including several UN agencies, the Red Cross, World Bank and 30+ other organizations. His book, Digital Humanitarians, has been praised by experts at the UN, Red Cross, World Bank, USAID, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford and others. In 2010, he was publicly recognized by Clinton for his pioneering work in humanitarian technology, which he continues to this day.
Patrick has served as a Fellow at MIT Solve, Stanford, Harvard, Rockefeller Foundation, UBS Global Visionaries, UNICEF Innovations and National Geographic. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC News, UK Guardian, The Economist, Forbes & Times Magazines, New Yorker, NPR, Newsweek, Wired, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American & elsewhere. Patrick holds a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Pre-Doc from Stanford and an MA from Columbia University. He is also an alum of the Santa Fe Institute. Patrick has created and taught several undergraduate, graduate and professional courses. He is well published across multiple disciplines. Patrick holds a CASA certified drone pilot license and was born & raised in Africa.