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September 2017

Water Stress is Driving Conflict and Migration. How Should the Global Community Respond?

September 30, 2017

Water insecurity has driven social distress throughout history, from the Mayan Empire to modern-day Syria. But global efforts to avoid crises have been inadequate. There’s a better path forward. A new WRI commentary discusses the state of current water hotspots, and explains why and how we need to act with urgency on water issues. Water […]

Pledge for Innovation and Excellence

September 29, 2017

On September 28, as part of USAID’s Global Innovation week in Washington, D.C., Winrock International President and CEO Rodney Ferguson took the stage along with the heads of 20 other high-level USAID partner organizations to make a “Pledge to Innovation and Excellence.” “We pledge to incorporate solar capabilities in all new project sites we’re planning […]

David Sanders Named New Director of Innovate Arkansas

September 28, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – September 28, 2017 – Winrock International has named David Sanders director of Innovate Arkansas, the state-wide initiative that helps scale promising Arkansas technology ventures. “Ten years ago, the team at Winrock launched Innovate Arkansas to build the start-up ecosystem that is now thriving in our state. Under David’s leadership, Innovate Arkansas […]

An Arkansas First: USG Invests Direct Dollars Into Startups Via Winrock’s Delta I-Fund

September 26, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — September 26, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that Winrock International has been awarded a $279,202 grant for the Delta Innovation Fund (I-Fund) to create early-stage seed capital funds through the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. “The Trump Administration is committed to strengthening U.S. production and […]

Getting Pumped

September 20, 2017

By Evgenia Sokolova, finance consultant to Winrock’s Clean Energy Innovations team “I fell in love with that water pump the first time I saw it,” said Joshua Okundi, a passion-fruit farmer from Kendu Bay. Okundi (pictured above, center, with blue cap) is one of the 9,000 farmers who saw the solar pump at one of […]

Back to School

September 19, 2017

In many parts of the world, September means back to school. Here’s what children are learning, courtesy of Winrock projects: The Green Valley Academy in Ilam, Nepal, is part of a recycling revolution. Before, the school burned its waste paper and plastics on campus, prompting complaints from neighbors. But now it provides recycling bins and […]

New Lab Keeps on Giving

September 15, 2017

The USAID-funded new building energy simulation lab opened at Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction on September 12, 2017 in Hanoi. The lab is part of the USAID Vietnam Clean Energy Program’s sustainability plan to ensure that key program components and activities continue to benefit the Ministry of Construction with the necessary software and tools. The lab […]

This is Winrock

September 14, 2017

Winrock is proud to present “This is Winrock,” a short, engaging portrait of Winrock International. In this video, you’ll catch a stunning glimpse of our projects around the world, from the coffee slopes of Burma to the schoolyards of Liberia to the farms of the American South. Our approach to development emphasizes markets, human-centered design, […]

Ghana Receives Landmark Approval From Carbon Fund

September 14, 2017

September 11, 2017 – Winrock International contributed significantly to the development of Ghana’s  Emission Reduction Program which has become part of the portfolio of the Carbon Fund of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, making it eligible to receive performance-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).  Ghana is the second country […]

2017 Africa Food Prize Winners

September 14, 2017

Professor Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o, chair of the Sasakawa Africa Association and the Sasakawa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), and Malian agriculture entrepreneur, Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly, whose work benefited from Winrock volunteer experts and a project that Winrock co-implemented, have won the 2017 Africa Food Prize. The prize recognizes those who use agriculture to transform lives and […]
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