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|Countryname = Mali
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|CountryCode = ml
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|status = [[ACTIVE: Staging MAY 31 2012]]
 
|Map = Ml-map.gif
 
|Welcomebooklink = http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mlwb688.pdf
 
|Region = [[Africa]]
 
|CountryDirector = [[Michael Simsik]]
 
|Sectors =  [[Health Education]]<br> ([[APCD]]: [[Claudine Adou-Lath]])<br> [[Agriculture]] <br>([[APCD]]: [[Oumar Cisse]])<br> [[Small Enterprise Development]] <br>([[APCD]]: [[Seydou Coulibaly]])<br>[[Natural Resource Management]] <br>([[APCD]]: [[Kristine Hoffer]])<br>[[Water and Sanitation]] <br>([[APCD]]: [[Haoua Traore]])<br>
 
|ProgramDates = [[1971]] - [[Present]]
 
|CurrentlyServing = 161
 
|TotalVolunteers = 1024
 
|Languages = [[Bambara]], [[Dogon]], [[French]], [[Fulfulde]], [[Malinke]], [[Soninke]], [[Sonrai]], [[Khassonke]]
 
|Flag = Flag_of_Mali.svg
 
|stagingdate= May 31 2012
 
|stagingcity= Philadelphia
 
}}
 
  
Peace Corps Volunteers assist the government of Mali in an effort to address multiple development challenges. Currently, the Peace Corps places its emphasis on sustainable capacity-building projects in the areas of food production, water availability, environmental conservation, micro-enterprise development, and preventive health care, including water sanitation work and HIV/AIDS awareness.
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The Peace Corps established a program in Nepal in 1962 and placed the first group of 100 Volunteers in education and agriculture assignments. To date, over 4,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in a wide variety of programs to assist the government of Nepal in delivering essential services to the Nepalese. The deteriorating security situation forced Peace Corps/Nepal to reduce its training input in Fiscal Year 2000 and again in Fiscal Year 2002.
  
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The program in Nepal was officially suspended on September 13, 2004. The Peace Corps has had a successful 42-year program in Nepal, making great strides in the areas of small business development, education, environment, youth development and working on health and HIV/AIDS education and awareness.
  
==Peace Corps History==
 
  
''Main article: [[History of the Peace Corps in Mali]]''
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In August 1969, Mali made a formal request for the Peace Corps’ assistance. That same year, a Peace Corps representative arrived in Bamako, the capital of Mali, to assist the government in planning Volunteers’ activities, primarily in the area of agricultural development. The first Volunteers arrived in April 1971 to help allay the hardships caused by a severe drought. Twenty-five Volunteers developed projects in poultry raising, vegetable production, water resources managemen and agricultural extension.Since that time, some 2,000 Volunteers have served in Mali.
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| align="center" | '''[[Sector]]''' || '''[[Assignment]]''' || '''[[Beg. Yr]]''' || '''[[End. Yr]]'''
 
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| rowspan="10" align="center"| '''[[Agriculture]]'''
==Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyle==
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| [[Ag Economics]]
 
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| [[1986]]
''Main article: [[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Mali]]''
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| [[1988]]
 
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The community to which you are assigned will provide safe and adequate housing in accordance with the Peace Corps’ site selection criteria. Housing is typically a small house made of mud or cement bricks with a thatch roof. Some Volunteers in urban sites live in cement houses with two or three rooms. Most Volunteers do not have running water or electricity; water comes from a pump or a well, and light is provided by kerosene lanterns or candles. Nearly all Volunteers are within one hour of another Volunteer and most are within 10 hours of the Peace Corps office in Bamako via public transportation.
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| [[Ag Education]]
 
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| [[1986]]
 
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| [[1986]]
==Training==
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|-
 
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| [[Ag Extension]]
''Main article: [[Training in Mali]]''
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| [[1967]]
 
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| [[1997]]
Training is an essential part of Peace Corps service. The goal of the eleven-week program is to give you the skills and information you need to live and work effectively in Mali. In doing that, we build upon the experiences and expertise you bring to the Peace Corps. The program also gives you the opportunity to practice new skills as they apply to your work in Mali. We anticipate that you will approach training with an open mind, a desire to learn, and a willingness to become involved. Trainees officially become Volunteers only after successful completion of training.
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| [[Animal Husband]]
You will receive training and orientation in components of language, cross-cultural communication, development issues, health and personal safety, and technical skills pertinent to your specific assignment. The skills you learn will serve as the foundation upon which you build your experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
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| [[1973]]
 
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| [[1990]]
Upon arrival in Mali, you will go to Toubaniso, the Peace Corps training center about half an hour outside of Bamako. After a brief orientation period, you will move into a host village within an hour of the training center. In the host village, you and other trainees (about 15 to a village) will live with a Malian host family for the majority of your training period, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in some of the new skills you are expected to acquire.  
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|-
 
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| [[Animal Husband Lg]]
 
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| [[1980]]
==Health Care and Safety==
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| [[1993]]
 
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''Main article: [[Health care and safety in Mali]]''
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| [[Apiculture]]
 
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| [[1975]]
The Peace Corps’ highest priority is maintaining the good health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive, rather than the curative, approach to disease. The Peace Corps in Mali maintains a clinic with three full-time medical officers, who take care of Volunteers’ primary healthcare needs. Additional medical services, such as testing and basic treatment, are also available in Mali at local hospitals and clinics. If you become seriously ill, you will be transported to a medical facility in the region or to the United States.
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| [[1989]]
 
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|-
 
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| [[Crop Extension]]
==Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues==
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| [[1962]]
 
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| [[1997]]
''Main article: [[Diversity and cross-cultural issues in Mali]]''
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|-
 
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| [[Farm Mechanics]]
In Mali, as in other Peace Corps host countries, Volunteers’ behavior, lifestyle, background, and beliefs are judged in a cultural context very different from their own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed in Mali.
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| [[1990]]
 
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| [[1992]]
Outside of Mali’s capital, residents of rural communities have had relatively little direct exposure to other cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles. What people view as typical American behavior or norms may be a misconception, such as the belief that all Americans are rich and Caucasian. The people of Mali are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you will live may display a range of reactions to cultural differences that you present.
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|-
 
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| [[Soil Science]]
* Possible Issues for Female Volunteers
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| [[1981]]
* Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color
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| [[1990]]
* Possible Issues for Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Senior Volunteers
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[All]]'''
* Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
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| [[]]
* Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities
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| [[1976]]
 
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| [[1976]]
 
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==Frequently Asked Questions==
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Business]]'''
 
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| [[Business Advising]]
{{Volunteersurvey2008
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| [[1970]]
|H1r=  29
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| [[2003]]
|H1s=  73.8
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|H2r=  34
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| [[Cooperatives]]
|H2s=  83.8
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| [[1975]]
|H3r=  25
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| [[1993]]
|H3s=  86.5
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|H4r=  19
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| [[NGO Advising]]
|H4s=  108
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| [[1999]]
|H5r=  6
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| [[1999]]
|H5s=  61
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|H6r=  17
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| [[Urban and Regional Planning]]
|H6s=  92.7
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| [[1986]]
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| [[1993]]
 
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''Main article: [[FAQs about Peace Corps in Mali]]''
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Crisis Corps]]'''
 
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| [[Crisis Corps]]
* How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Mali?
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| [[1991]]
* What is the electric current in Mali?
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| [[1992]]
* How much money should I bring?
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* When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
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| rowspan="18" align="center"| '''[[Education]]'''
* Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
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| [[Art Education]]
* Do I need an international driver’s license?
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| [[1967]]
* What should I bring as gifts for Malian friends and my host family?
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| [[1967]]
* Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
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* How can my family contact me in an emergency?
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| [[English Teacher]]
* Can I call home from Mali?
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| [[1979]]
* Should I bring a cellular phone with me?
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| [[2004]]
 
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| [[English Teacher Trainer]]
==Packing List==
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| [[1987]]
 
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| [[2004]]
''Main article: [[Packing list for Mali]]''
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| [[Fisheries Fresh]]
This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Mali and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. Do not bring valuables or cherished items that could be lost, stolen, or ruined by the harsh climate. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Mali.
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| [[1972]]
 
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| [[1995]]
* General
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* Packing for training
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| [[Gen. Construction]]
* Clothing
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| [[1980]]
* Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
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| [[1985]]
* Kitchen
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* Additional Items to Consider Bringing
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| [[Home Economics]]
* Items You Do Not Need to Bring
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| [[1998]]
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| [[1998]]
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| [[Industrial Arts]]
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| [[1973]]
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| [[1998]]
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| [[Math Teacher Trainer]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[1998]]
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| [[Occupat. Therapy]]
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| [[1988]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| [[Prim-Ed/Teach Trn]]
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| [[1986]]
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| [[2004]]
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|-
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| [[Science Teacher Trainer]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[1998]]
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|-
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| [[Secondary-Ed Math]]
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| [[1978]]
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| [[2002]]
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|-
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| [[Secondary-Ed Sci.]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[2004]]
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|-
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| [[Special Ed/Blind]]
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| [[1987]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| [[Special Ed/Deaf]]
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| [[1987]]
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| [[1987]]
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|-
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| [[Special Ed/Gen.]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| [[Speech Therapy]]
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| [[1987]]
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| [[1988]]
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|-
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| [[Voc. Trainer]]
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| [[1988]]
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| [[1988]]
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Environment]]'''
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| [[Comm Forestry Ext]]
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| [[1987]]
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| [[1993]]
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| [[Environmental Ed.]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[2003]]
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|-
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| [[Forestry]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[2002]]
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|-
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| [[Protected Areas Management]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[2003]]
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| rowspan="9" align="center"| '''[[Health]]'''
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| [[Disease Control]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1982]]
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|-
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| [[Envir. and Water Resource]]
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| [[1962]]
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| [[1998]]
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|-
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| [[Health Degreed]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[2003]]
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|-
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| [[Health Extension]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[2003]]
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|-
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| [[Home Econ/Ext.]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[Hygiene Ed/Sanitation]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[Med. Technician]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1981]]
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|-
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| [[Nursing]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1998]]
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|-
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| [[Physical Therapy]]
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| [[1988]]
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| [[1988]]
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|-
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Master's International]]'''
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| [[Masters Internationalist]]
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| [[2001]]
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| [[2001]]
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| rowspan="2" align="center"| '''[[Other]]'''
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| [[Flexible App]]
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| [[1974]]
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| [[1974]]
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| [[Unique Skill]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1991]]
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[UNV]]'''
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| [[United Nations Volunteer]]
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| [[1976]]
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| [[1994]]
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| rowspan="5" align="center"| '''[[Youth and Community Development]]'''
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| [[Appropriate Tech.]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[Commun. Serv/Deg.]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[2002]]
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| [[Road Const/Engin.]]
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| [[1970]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[Rural Youth Dev.]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[Youth Development]]
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| [[1996]]
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| [[2003]]
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==Country Fund==
 
 
 
Contributions to the [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=688-CFD Mali Country Fund] will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Mali. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.
 
  
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<br>'''[http://peacecorpsjournals.com PEACE CORPS JOURNALS]'''<br>''( As of {{CURRENTDAYNAME}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTDAY}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}} )''<rss title=off desc=off>http://peacecorpsjournals.com/rss/np/blog/50.xml|charset=UTF-8|short|max=10</rss>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Volunteers who served in Mali]]
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* [[Volunteers who served in Nepal]]
* [[Friends of Mali]]
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* [[Friends of Nepal]]
* [[List of resources for Mali]]
 
* [[Pre-Departure Checklist]]
 
 
* [[Inspector General Reports]]
 
* [[Inspector General Reports]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/ml.html Peace Corps Journals - Mali]
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/np.html Peace Corps Journals - Nepal]
 
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* [http://www.friendsofnepal.com/ Friends of Nepal]
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* [http://peace-corps.scottwallick.com/ The Peace Corps Experience of Scott Allan Wallick]
  
[[Category:Mali]] [[Category:Africa]]
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[[Category:Nepal]] [[Category:Asia]]
 
[[Category:Country]]
 
[[Category:Country]]

Revision as of 12:05, 27 November 2011


The Peace Corps established a program in Nepal in 1962 and placed the first group of 100 Volunteers in education and agriculture assignments. To date, over 4,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in a wide variety of programs to assist the government of Nepal in delivering essential services to the Nepalese. The deteriorating security situation forced Peace Corps/Nepal to reduce its training input in Fiscal Year 2000 and again in Fiscal Year 2002.

The program in Nepal was officially suspended on September 13, 2004. The Peace Corps has had a successful 42-year program in Nepal, making great strides in the areas of small business development, education, environment, youth development and working on health and HIV/AIDS education and awareness.


Sector Assignment Beg. Yr End. Yr
Agriculture Ag Economics 1986 1988
Ag Education 1986 1986
Ag Extension 1967 1997
Animal Husband 1973 1990
Animal Husband Lg 1980 1993
Apiculture 1975 1989
Crop Extension 1962 1997
Farm Mechanics 1990 1992
Soil Science 1981 1990
All [[]] 1976 1976
Business Business Advising 1970 2003
Cooperatives 1975 1993
NGO Advising 1999 1999
Urban and Regional Planning 1986 1993
Crisis Corps Crisis Corps 1991 1992
Education Art Education 1967 1967
English Teacher 1979 2004
English Teacher Trainer 1987 2004
Fisheries Fresh 1972 1995
Gen. Construction 1980 1985
Home Economics 1998 1998
Industrial Arts 1973 1998
Math Teacher Trainer 1991 1998
Occupat. Therapy 1988 1990
Prim-Ed/Teach Trn 1986 2004
Science Teacher Trainer 1991 1998
Secondary-Ed Math 1978 2002
Secondary-Ed Sci. 1981 2004
Special Ed/Blind 1987 1990
Special Ed/Deaf 1987 1987
Special Ed/Gen. 1982 1990
Speech Therapy 1987 1988
Voc. Trainer 1988 1988
Environment Comm Forestry Ext 1987 1993
Environmental Ed. 1980 2003
Forestry 1980 2002
Protected Areas Management 1990 2003
Health Disease Control 1981 1982
Envir. and Water Resource 1962 1998
Health Degreed 1982 2003
Health Extension 1981 2003
Home Econ/Ext. 1985 1991
Hygiene Ed/Sanitation 1981 1989
Med. Technician 1981 1981
Nursing 1981 1998
Physical Therapy 1988 1988
Master's International Masters Internationalist 2001 2001
Other Flexible App 1974 1974
Unique Skill 1981 1991
UNV United Nations Volunteer 1976 1994
Youth and Community Development Appropriate Tech. 1981 1989
Commun. Serv/Deg. 1981 2002
Road Const/Engin. 1970 1989
Rural Youth Dev. 1982 1989
Youth Development 1996 2003

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See also

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