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April 2019

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American Carbon Registry Presents Annual Awards to Celebrate Outstanding Environmental Achievements

April 25, 2019

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2019 – Last night, the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, hosted its annual gala reception to recognize and thank its members and partners. ACR Director John Kadyszewski welcomed guests, presented highlights from the year and described the awards to be presented, including the individual Climate Leadership […]

Facing the Future Together

April 23, 2019

Kannitha, 20, was just a teenager when she and her mother, Sophea, 42, left Cambodia for Malaysia. A broker told them that they could make $330 a month there as domestic workers, so Sophea borrowed money to make the trip. Kannitha’s father, Rathana, stayed home to farm and look after her younger brothers.  (His name […]

Startups Celebrate Journey from Dream to Reality

April 19, 2019

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told startup founders at the Delta Innovation Fund (Delta I-Fund) startup accelerator’s 2019 Demo Day that entrepreneurship holds the key for a brighter economic future in the state’s rural delta region. “People who love the delta, who are committed to it, want to see its growth, and have got great ideas… […]

Cambodian Government Greenlights Innovative Water Security Platform

April 16, 2019

Cambodia faces increasing threats to its water security due to climate variability, deforestation, and industrial and agricultural pollution. Other challenges include lack of access to drinking water and sanitation, as well as the operation and maintenance of irrigation for farming. In response, the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership has embarked on a four-year, cross-sectoral effort to […]

Winrock Assembles Advisory Committee of Resilience Experts

April 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of State Private Investment for Enhanced Resilience (PIER) project, implemented by Winrock International and Climate Finance Advisors, has assembled the PIER Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise PIER in three thematic areas: country-level interventions, capacity building and private sector engagement, and thought leadership, communications, knowledge sharing and awareness. “The unique expertise of these […]

Shaping Green Growth in Malawi

April 15, 2019

As my third trip to Malawi in a year came to an end, it was apparent that we have reached a milestone that many might not have thought achievable when we started this project five years ago. On April 4, I attended the launch of Malawi’s new National Greenhouse Gas Inventory System (GHG-IS), where Government […]
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Winrock’s Liz Kendall Discusses Water Security in World Water Magazine

April 10, 2019 and Winrock’s Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) have launched a $4-million micro loan financing program to bring water and sanitation to Cambodian households. Winrock International’s Liz Kendall recently contributed a story to World Water Magazine about current water challenges in Cambodia and how affordable microloans can help to expand water access. SWP began the Cambodia Water Security Improvement […]

Keeping Fish Fresh in Mozambique

April 9, 2019

This year the Clean Energy team is implementing a new project called GreenTech, where we are working with U.S. refrigeration company SunDanzer to commercialize solar chillers for smallholders in five African countries. In Mozambique, where the electrical grid covers only 28 percent of the population, our mandate is to determine whether there is a feasible […]

Using Big Data to Ensure Water Security

April 5, 2019

Since the 1990s, the innovation known as “big data” has been rapidly reshaping society. Broadly speaking, it refers to the use of computers to collect large amounts of information, analyze patterns and trends, and apply those lessons to improve performance. Its effects can be felt in the changing ways we shop, watch television and listen […]

Delta Innovation Fund Alumni to Demonstrate Innovations April 17

April 4, 2019

Little Rock, Ark. – April 4, 2019 – The Delta Innovation Fund (Delta I-Fund) startup accelerator will host its 2019 Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Center on April 17 at 4 p.m. Eight Delta I-Fund alumni companies will showcase their innovations and successful business models. Governor Asa Hutchinson, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris […]