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Winrock International

January 2017

The legacy of Winthrop Rockefeller lives on in Winrock International

January 26, 2017

Winrock International began as a humble farm atop Petit Jean Mountain and has grown into a leading organization in international development…  Click here to check out this special feature by Arkansas Times.

How Do You Measure Carbon in a Forest?

January 19, 2017

By Chris Warren As part of its Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) agreement with Norway, Guyana had to estimate the carbon contained in its expansive forests. Though a lot of rigorous analysis went into developing the best way to do this — a process Winrock spearheaded — getting it right ultimately required […]

Saving the Forests

January 19, 2017

By Chris Warren There were a lot of unknowns when Norway and Guyana first began discussing the possibility of a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) deal that would limit forest loss in the South American nation. Perhaps the most important question was how to ensure that the goal of preserving Guyana’s tropical […]

Vu Thi Vinh

January 12, 2017

This portrait is part of the USAID Vietnam Clean Energy Program’s series on women champions in the Vietnamese construction sector, featuring women who have made strides in this male-dominated field, coming from diverse backgrounds and with different interests, but bound together by the common themes of a strong work ethic, love of country, a strong […]

Devex Features Winrock Work Protecting Cambodian Forests

January 11, 2017

They arrive on foot wearing tall rubber boots and faded army fatigues. Others appear on motorbikes, baseball hats pulled low against northern Cambodia’s steamy afternoon haze. They trickle in until 11 men and three women stand around a heavy wooden table or sit on rough-cut stump stools. They’re the community forest patrol of Kunpheap, a […]

Winrock to Implement Landmark Asia Counter Trafficking Effort

January 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – January 11, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new regional program to combat human trafficking in Asia. USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia awarded the five-year, $21.5 million USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Asia CTIP) program to Winrock International, a U.S.-based development organization. “This new […]