Category: Peace Corps
Sustainable Development and Community Mobilization: Presenting research at the Sixteenth International Conference on Current Issues in Sustainable Development
I was drawn to the conference due to its synergy with Amaterra’s mission of promoting sustainability and conservation, and the focus on generational responsibility for the protection, and maintenance of the environment. A major issue that I faced during my time with the Peace Corps was how to encourage behavior change across generations, and especially…
2011, November. I was sitting in my Hut, having worked on plastering and liming the burned brick walls. I’d just killed a five foot snake, who had just so happened to come and visit me in my living room. A reward was in order, and a local treat was just the right idea. Inswa (flying…
Must see’s in Zambia!
A quick, impromptu interview with the intrepid Alex Berger, world traveler and travel blogger about must see’s in Zambia. “During David’s three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in various parts of Zambia he had the opportunity to explore the surrounding region in depth. His trips often took him to remote parts of Zambia and…
Travel Safety in Africa
David is a veteran traveler with more than 30 countries under his belt. In today’s interview I asked him about how to travel safely on a budget (including hitch hiking) in sub-Saharan Africa. David shares his personal experience, observations, tips and tricks accrued over three years serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer (his opinions…
Racism – Thoughts and Reflections
Racism in Arizona, and while serving abroad. Reflections and thoughts.
Good Day friends, Today’s nostalgia fueled post is from 2012! These photo’s are a couple of snapshots from a wonderful trip and adventure in Southern Province, with Jean Lippincott. Check out the original post at http://www.davidberger.net/2012/07/a-brief-visit-to-mukuni-big-5-safaris-conservation-park/ (A beautiful rescued Cheetah breeder, habituated and fueling the income generating tourist side of Mukuni) An excerpt: ” While…
Photo’s from Luapula – FlickR Album
While looking back over my Valley of Fire Album that I posted last week, I thought it’d be good to share a link to my Zambia: Luapula Album, a series of photographs that span my two years at site in the Luapula Province of Zambia. David’s Luapula, Zambia 2011-2013 Album! Enjoy!
A Peace Corps Volunteer Leader in Zambia
In my last post I gave a short overview of the Peace Corps, and the Peace Corps today, and then I talked a bit about Peace Corps’s development model, and followed it up with the definition of a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader from the Global Peace Corps Manual. I promised that today I’d talk a…
What is a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader?
Peace Corps summary, and what a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader is
The Chibwantu Machine!
Trying my hand at an old Atlas manual grain mill. The maize kernels are taken, ground into a thick cut maize, an then that maize is used to make a local cooked maize/water drink known as Chibwantu. The grinders can also be adjusted to a finer cut, which can be used to make mealie meal…