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January 2019

Facebook to Launch National Program at Winrock’s Innovation Hub

January 29, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — January 29, 2019 — Facebook is set to kick off a new national program called Career Connections with a Skills Summit at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at Winrock International on March 30-31. Career Connections connects emerging talent to training opportunities, local internships and Facebook mentors. “We’re thrilled to partner with […]

Letter from Malawi

January 28, 2019

To reach Chituku Village in the Ntcheu district of Malawi we drive down a red dirt road along a broad plain where craggy peaks ring the horizon and young tobacco plants gleam in the morning sun. We switchback through mountain passes where the majestic Rift Valley spreads out below us and the waters of Lake […]

Working for Water in Nepal

January 22, 2019

Suman Basnet is sore. He spent his weekend running the Annapurna 100, a 50-kilometer trail race in western Nepal. The race is a demanding one, climbing all the way up to 3,500 meters and back down again, all at the base of the Himalayas. “I’m very proud, very satisfied, but very sore at the moment,” […]

New Ways to Combat Human Trafficking

January 17, 2019

In early December, I left the balmy climate of Southern California, where I work as a telecommuter for Winrock International, to spend nearly 48 hours traveling to Siberia. While the coldest region in one of the coldest countries in the world may not sound like the most logical winter destination, more than 200 dedicated individuals […]

Empowering Micro Hydro Plants in Nepal

January 3, 2019

“For a person who had never touched a computer throughout his life, trainings from Winrock opened unprecedented opportunities of learning. Soon after the trainings, I completed data entry for all customers and started a computer billing system with transparent accounting,” says Mohan Shrees, manager of the Chachalghat Micro Hydro Plant (MHP) in the Baglung District […]

Safeguarding Water in the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’

January 3, 2019

In 2018, the Sustainable Water Partnership launched a three-year activity in the Mara basin to improve on-the-ground water security, develop a basin-wide plan for allocating water and provide the tools and science to improve decision-making around water. In support of these goals, the Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project is conducting a rigorous basin-wide climate […]