Latest IESC News

Untapped Value of Baby Boomers  

26-Feb-2014
"When Tom Davis retired after 31 years as a top executive working overseas with Kimberley-Clark, he realized his experience could benefit struggling businesses in developing countries. Tom is part of that vast network of... read more
 

Volunteering as a First Step 

25-Feb-2014
"Volunteering ... can be a good way to get your foot in the door and determine whether you enjoy living and working abroad. International Executive Service Corps (www.iesc.org) recruits retirees from a variety of... read more
 

IESC Awarded Five Year Capacity Building Program in Cambodia 

21-Feb-2014 Categories: Cambodia
Washington, D.C. – IESC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the five year Capacity Building of Cambodia’s Local Organizations Program (CBCLO), funded by the United States Agency for International Development... read more
 

English Language Courses in Afghanistan Province 

24-Jan-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
IESC is the primary implementing organization for the Capacity Building and Change Management Program (CBCMP) for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in Afghanistan. The program was designed to help the... read more
 

Russian Hospitality 

Volunteer expert Richard Kahlson recalls his time in Russia just after the collapse of the Soviet Union
16-Jan-2014 Categories: Russia Volunteer Stories
Russian teatime Shortly after Perestroika, in 1996, IESC sent us to Vladimir, Russia. From American television we had the idea that Russians are rather cold and distant people who seldom... read more
 

A Second Generation Volunteer 

Father and son both dedicated to IESC's mission
10-Jan-2014 Categories: Volunteer Stories

In 1964, my father Albert E. Koehl read a story by James Reston in the New York Times about a proposed new international volunteer organization for experienced business people. He doggedly tried to contact the planners and ultimately had lunch with Frank Pace where they discussed the organization.

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Toasting Our Presidents 

Volunteer expert Jeff Rogo went on assignment in Georgia
09-Jan-2014 Categories: Georgia Volunteer Stories
My assignment was to provide assistance to business associations in order to help them develop advocacy skills as part of IESC’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Support Project in the Republic of Georgia. I met with the... read more
 

Latest CBCMP Newsletter 

08-Jan-2014
Read the latest CBCMP Newsletter featuring the 2013 Kabul International AgFair; the rollout of the MAIL Inventory Database; and other exciting news! read more
 

Can I Play the Duduk With You? 

Volunteer expert Rick Hibberd shares his experience in Armenia
06-Jan-2014 Categories: Armenia Volunteer Stories
Consultant Rick Hibberd (on the right) at The London Tourism Show My IESC project in Armenia included branding their first tourism campaign with logo and slogan "Armenia: Timeless... read more
 

Barev Dzez! 

Volunteer expert Donna Howard enjoys Armenian coffee with a shoemaker
06-Jan-2014 Categories: Armenia Volunteer Stories

The Armenians are extremely hospitable. Their phrase for hospitality is "to love our guest." At every NGO I visited, I was offered tea or coffee, and I usually accept tea. Tea is a ritual in Armenia, which, I realize now, includes a nice cloth or scarf placed on the table, the loveliest cups or glasses one has, and a plate of cookies or candy at the most humble of locations.

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