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R. Douglass Arbuckle became the mission director for Malawi in July 2011. He oversees programs that focus on promoting Malawi's political and economic development, improving health and education services, strengthening food security through agricultural investments, decreasing the country's dependence on humanitarian assistance, increasing its ability to make positive contributions to security in the region, and participating in the global community more broadly.
Prior to his post in Malawi, Mr. Arbuckle served as deputy mission director in Sudan, as well as the supervisory executive officer/executive officer at USAID missions in Iraq, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Honduras.
Before joining USAID in 1989, Mr. Arbuckle worked for the Freedom from Hunger Foundation, the International Eye Foundation, and the International Rescue Committee. He also served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia where he worked on smallpox eradication efforts.
He received a B.A. in psychology from Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, N.Y., an M.A. in sociology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and a master's of international administration from the school for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Last updated: November 01, 2016