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1981: William Nall served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin in Tchaourou, Karhum Yalhro, Lokossa, Natitingou beginning in 1981
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer William Nall can be contacted at wlnallacomcastdnet
Country of Service: Benin
Training Group: Fort Valley/Ouando 1981
Cities you served in: Tchaourou, Karhum Yalhro, Lokossa, Natitingou
Arrival Year: 1981
Departure Year: 1986
Ag.Ed. in Tchaourou (1982-3); fisheries in Taneka Koko (1983-85); filled UNV slot with WFP (1985-6)
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After leaving Benin, worked with USAID in Guinea for three years, then went to grad school(ag. econ./econ), which included some time in Mozambique in 1991. After that, worked with the Famine Early Warning System 1995-98, before moving to Micronesia. In Micronesia I advised the government on their negotiation with the US, which resulted in $2 billion in support over 20 years. After 6 years in Micronesia, I did some consulting work in both Micronesia (for both the government and ADB) and Azerbaijan (for the ADB), before joining USAID as an international economist in 2005. While I was with USAID, I got a call from WFP offering me a position in Sudan, which is where I am now working (as head of progam planning and strategy).
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Too many to mention. I've never really left Benin behind, although I haven't been there physically since 1989. My wife has travelled there with each of our boys (now 6, 12 and 18), but the oldest is the only one to have been there when he was old enough to remember.
Originally posted: June 3, 2007
Peace Corps Benin; Directory of Benin RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Benin RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1981
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