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Welcome!. Old Business New Business Main Topic: Safety and Security RPCV Panel Discussion. Congratulations!. You are a part of something very special and we thank you all for making Tulane one of the top Graduate Schools in Peace Corps!. Brown Bag Lunch with Curt.

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Old Business

New Business

Main Topic: Safety and Security

RPCV Panel Discussion


You are a part of something very special and we thank you all for making Tulane one of the top Graduate Schools in Peace Corps!

brown bag lunch with curt
Brown Bag Lunch with Curt
  • Thursday, February 28th
  • 12-1pm, room TBD
  • An informal lunch meeting with our Dallas recruiter, Curt Baker.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to meet the person who will be interviewing you and/or ask any Peace Corps related questions you may have.
  • Bring your lunch!
the internationalist
  • We need a few more volunteers to be on the committee
    • Please talk to Sarah or Ann-Marie ASAP if you are interested
  • MARDI GRAS photos- We need some good pictures!!
  • Comic strip photos from your travels
  • RPCVs- Readjustment tales
march service project handon new orleans
March Service ProjectHandOn New Orleans
  • When: Sunday, March 3rd, 9-12 (Lunch in the quarter following the event)
  • Where: St. Louis Cemetery No.

1 located outside the quarter

on Basin St.

  • What: We will be working on historic

cemetery preservation, tomb

and marble cleaning, lime washing,

painting, vegetation removal and iron work restoration

  • How: Only a few spots left. Sign up on the link from the weekly email. If you signed up and CANNOT go you MUST go back and cancel.

*Unique New Orleans Experience!

march social event potluck at the fly
March Social Event:Potluck at the Fly
  • Before Spring Break
  • Vote
    • Thursday, March 21st -4:00?
    • Friday, March 22nd - 4:00-?
office hours sign up
Office Hours Sign Up
  • Resource lists for MIs in the filed
  • Internationalist help
  • Updating our office maps
looking ahead
Looking ahead…
  • March 20, 12-1 in the Diboll Auditorium, reception following:“Public Health in the Land of the Batwa Pygmies”- a presentation by Scott Kellerman, SPHTM alum
  • April 1, 6:30-?, Muses Apt Building: Come support Hannah Nelson’s NGO APF Tanzania which promotes arts among youth in the community. Music, food and charity- $10 donation suggested.
aimee d avingnon albania
Aimee D’Avingnon: Albania
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBLAFpedOFc
possible safety and security risks
Possible Safety and Security Risks
  • Natural Disasters
  • Political Unrest
  • Crime
  • Corruption
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Transportation Accidents
peace corps approach
Peace Corps Approach
  • Integration
  • Volunteers are safest when they are in their communities and have developed appropriate relationships and earned community respect by:
  • Respecting local customs
  • Dressing in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Communicating in the local language
  • Dedicating time to working with community members on projects
  • Participating in local festivities and cultural events
  • Demonstrating expertise in their technical field
  • Response
  • The strategies in place in the event that there is a specific threat to the well-being of volunteers
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Safety and Security officers
  • Mitigation
  • Actions taken to reduce the likelihood of a safety and security incident or impact.
  • Housing choices
  • Post choice
  • Training
  • Country specific policies
  • Staff
safety and security rpcv panel discussion
Safety and Security RPCV Panel Discussion
  • Gabe Cohen – El Salvador
  • Nicole Carter- Peru
  • Ken Blaylock- Ethiopia
  • Sarah Syed– Jordan
  • Ann-Marie Yongho- Cameroon

What did you feel was the biggest safety and security threat was in your country/post?

  • What PC rules/regulations were in place to prevent safety and security issues?
  • Did you have any safety issues in country? If so, how did Peace Corps help/handle the situation?
  • What do you think is the most important thing volunteers can do to keep themselves safe?
  • Any advice or suggestions for future PCVs?