Author Allan J. Wind Discusses his book, “Andean Adventures”

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Author and Retired Foreign Services Officer Allan J. Wind Discusses his book, “Andean Adventures: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries”.  Allan J. “Alonzo” Wind is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), having worked on and off with the Agency primarily overseas on diplomatic assignments from 1990 to 1992 and 1999 to 2019 in the Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Africa and the Southern Africa USAID Regional Missions. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance, and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple U.S. Embassy Country Teams. In South Africa he helped establish the Southern Africa Regional Leadership Center as part of President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative, and contributed to other youth development efforts and business incubators.  He previously worked as the Global Programme Coordinator for the International Save the Children Alliance Secretariat and as a Country Director and Health Sector Coordinator for different nonprofit private voluntary organizations including CARE and PLAN International in a range of countries including Ecuador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom.

His recent book ANDEAN ADVENTURES: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries has been a best-seller on Amazon and is available in paperback and ebook formats, in Spanish translation, and audio format.