papicheBouchan Hadj-Chikh
20 Avenue Victor Tuby,
Vence.  06140, France

Academic background

  • Political science – Journalism. Algiers University, Algeria
  • Semester. Athens University. Athens. Ohio.
  • Summer session training: Agence France Presse, Paris.
  • Languages: French, English, Arabic.

Consultancies :

United Nations Development Programme
Tunisian/Libyan border (Benguerdane / Tataouin)

  • Consultant 06 June – 29 Nov 2011
    Livelihoods support and social cohesion building

International Organization for Migration
Port au Prince

  • 22 Dec 2010 – 23 March 2011
    Head of Emergency Operation. Cholera Response Team.

World Food Programme

  • 23 June – 12 September 2010
    Opening/organising 4 sub-Offices.


  • South Ubangi (Congo)
    9 March 2010 – 6 June 2010 :
    Coordinated the Emergency response to refugees and displaced following tribal war in the region.

World Food Programme
Jacmel (Haiti)

  • 9 Nov 2008 – 10 Feb 2009 :
    Developed Jacmel (South east Haiti) WFP emergency operation.

Baghdad (Iraq)

  • 15 Aug – 30 Sept 2009.
    UNESCO Media Project.

United Nations Development Programme
Samarra (Iraq)

  • Sept – Nov 2007 and April – June 2008.
    Coordinated a joint UNDP-UNESCO development/reconstruction project in Samara (Iraq) after the bombing of Al Askary Shi’i Shrine (2006). 8;5 million dollars EU Project.

Professional background

  • August 2003 – January 2005 :
    Head of World Food Programme Kabul Area Office covering Jalalabad and Bamian i.e. to over 6 millions beneficiaries (2003 – 2004). Initiated several rehabilitation projects in co-ordination with UN Agencies.
  • September 2001-August 2002:
    United Nations World Food Programme North Co-ordination in Iraq.
    Ensured food delivery to 3.5 millions Kurd population: “food for oil”.
  • December 1999 to September 2001:
    Representative, Country Director in Tajikistan. With 9 internationals and 246 nationals, the Office ran simultaneously a Protracted Relief and Recovery program and an Emergency Operation, feeding, in total, over 1.8 million Tajik. Country Office mobilised, in 18 months, 126.000 tons of food, the equivalent of 8 previous programmes.
  • August 1998 to December 1999:
    Deputy Head of the Information Department WFP Rome HQ. Focus on planning and development of the Unit.
    Drafted an information and news dissemination strategy.
  • January 1997 to August 1998:
    Deputy Country Director. Rwanda. 42 international staff. 300 nationals.
  • August 1995 to January 1997:
    Emergency coordinator Goma. Congo (North Kivu). Organised assistance to 1.2 million refugees from Rwanda
  • August 1992 to August 1995:
    Field officer/trouble shooter in Somalia,
    Head of Somaliland Office, Berbera, Huddur.

International Fund for Agricultural Development

  • April 1990 to August 1992.
    Special assistant to the President of IFAD. Communication and Media. Participated in the Organisation of the first World Conference of the First Ladies organised by IFAD. Speech writer. Published columns in the French media under the signature of the President of IFAD.

 Journalism (summary)

  • Chief Editor of the “Pan African News Agency”, July 1986 to August 1990.
  • Supervised 36 journalists selected all over Africa.
  • Chief Editor International desk of the Algerian News Agency APS.
  • Press Correspondent Paris Bureau July 1982 to 1986.
  • Grand Reporter. National Newspaper “El Moudjahed”.
  • Columnist “La République”.

Main political events:

  • Interview President Carter.
  • OPEC head of States meeting in Algiers.
  • Non-aligned countries Summit.
  • Coverage of two Olympic Games: Moscow 1980 and Seoul 1988.

Publications :

 Fiction :

  • La jeune Afghane et la guerre (Novel. Aube Editions. France)
  • Les Galous (Novel. Gensen Editions. Québec)
  • Les barbelés du village nègre (Novel. Casbah Editions Algeria)
  • Ma langue à couper (Novel. Le Manuscrit Editions. Paris)
  • Tout me réussit cette année (Short stories. Le Manuscrit. Paris)
  • Kenza et la fée Morjane. (Le Manuscrit. Paris)

Papers :

  •  L’OUA: vingt cinq ans (Panafrican News Agency. Dakar).
  • Demobilization in Somalia. (World Food Programme).
  • Contributions to “Revue de Politique Internationale’. Beograd.

Countries assignment (as reporter or as UN staff) :

United-States, Mexico, Haiti, Great-Britain, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia, Korea, Japan, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Uganda, Somalia, Djibouti, D.R Congo, Republic Congo-Brazzaville, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal, Mali, France.

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