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1962: Malcolm J. Odell, Jr. served in Nepal in Dhankuta, Phaplu, Namche Bazaar beginning in 1962
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Malcolm J. Odell, Jr. can be contacted at macodellawlinkdcomdnp
Country of Service: Nepal
Training Group: Nepal I
Cities you served in: Dhankuta, Phaplu, Namche Bazaar
Arrival Year: 1962
Departure Year: 1967
Work Description: Teacher, teacher trainer, community development, ecotourism
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Cornell MS/PhD program 67-74
Botswana: Head of Applied Rural Development/Rural Sociology Unit for
Ministry of Agriculture: 1975-80
Nepal: Heading up The Mountain Institute's Makalu Barun program
between Everest and Arun Valley: 1994-97; Kali Gandaki Hydropower
Project 1997-98; Women's Empowerment 1998-99; Habitat for Humanity
Developed Appreciative Planning and Action (APA) model for community
mobilization and empowerment 1996-present.
Consultant: India, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Malawi, Palestine, Pakistan,
Germany, Norway, UK.
Instructor/Trainer/Lecturer: Cornell, USDA Graduate School, Univ. of
Conn., Carleton College
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Now more than ever, since 9-11, we need a great Peace Corps and
inspired Peace Corps leadership -- It's the best antidote to terrorism
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Stop Vasquez nomination.. Fight for a great Peace Corps and inspired
Peace Corps leadership -- It's the best antidote to terrorism there is.
Originally posted: January 6, 2002
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