Nepal Country Profile (25-01-17) INFOGRAPHIC from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Published on 25 Jan 2017 Download PDF (405.46 KB) Key Figures 28.5 million population (2015 ) 51% Female 49% Male 25.2% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2010) 23% of all disasters
John Jacoby, who served in Peace Corps Nepal from 1970-72, passed away in April of 2015. He was 66. His wife, Carolyn, wrote that his passing was felt in Nepal: So – we wanted a small commemoration and prayer service (pooja) for John at the temple in Bastipur. Then the earthquake happened
More than 2600 RPCVs from countries around the world signed a letter to President Trump affirming the Peace Corps values of respecting and learning about people and cultures different from our own, engaging in open and inclusive dialogue, and developing trust with local counterparts. The letter is no longer accepting signatures,
Were you a volunteer in the 80’s? If so, check out the website or Facebook page for this reunion happening next month. Already over 30 RPCV’s are attending! Once you are going to the event, if you wish to keep up with last minute changes or meet ups, download the app Group
National University is hosting an master’s in fine arts in creative writing specifically geared towards RPCVs who would like to write about their experience abroad. The course is taught by John Coyne, an RPCV and author of 25 books. The course is online and will begin in April.
For more than a decade and a half, a small group of RPCVs, mostly located in the Portland area, have been working on developing a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience, devoted to sharing the Peace Corps experience with the larger American public. The goal is to serve the Third
Peace Corps Connect is the Peace Corps community’s annual conference hosted by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and its affiliate groups to connect, advocate and impact. This year, it will be held in Washington, DC on September 21 to 25. The featured speaker is Nobel Laureate and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.