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September 2019

Responding to the Call to Action

September 27, 2019

The Global Commission for Adaptation (GCA)’s “Call to Action” report released on September 19, 2019 is a highly anticipated urgent plea for investment and increased effort for adaptation ahead of the UN Climate week and the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  Conference of Parties in Chile (COP25) in December. It is a tour […]

Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson Addresses Concordia Summit

September 25, 2019

September 24, 2019 — Speaking from the main stage of the 2019 Concordia Summit in New York City, Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson said that innovations such as the payment for forest environmental services program used in Winrock’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas project can help mitigate climate change and boost economic development around the […]

JDR3 Spotlight: Monjurul Ahsan

September 19, 2019

Can you tell us a bit about yourself – where you come from and how you came to work in your current field?Hi! I am Monjurul Ahsan. I’m currently with the Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS), a national NGO that has been working in the field of natural resource management since 1998. In 2001, […]

Engaging Stakeholders for Water Security Improvement

September 19, 2019

Freshwater is a precious and scarce resource that is increasingly threatened by over-abstraction, poor management and declining quality. But to sustain the world’s streams, rivers, lakes and aquifers, the world cannot depend on science, technology and engineering alone. Engaging and including water security stakeholders is essential to the long-term sustainability of the world’s freshwater resources, […]

Statement by Winrock President & CEO Rodney Ferguson Regarding Global Climate Strike

September 19, 2019

Winrock International supports the global climate strikes planned in tens of thousands of schools around the world this month. As a nonprofit international development organization with 150 projects across the globe — many of them promoting resilient agriculture and safeguarding critical ecosystems — we know that climate change is a defining challenge of our age. […]

Building Consensus for Transboundary Water Management

September 18, 2019

When determining how to distribute a finite resource, securing cooperation between all who depend on the resource is crucial. But how do you do that, particularly when the limited resource in question – water – is the essential building block of life? The USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership is working to address this question in the […]
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Untapped Opportunities

September 18, 2019

Water security is a pervasive climate issue and one that has increasingly been viewed as a gendered issue. Worldwide, women and girls spend 200 million hours collecting water every day. While doing so, they place themselves at increased risk of assault and become more likely to develop medical issues related to physical labor. They also pay an opportunity cost, […]

Pulling for Forests in Vietnam

September 12, 2019

The wheels are spinning, but the vehicle is going nowhere. It’s rainy season in Vietnam, and dirt roads have become rivers of mud. It’s not uncommon for a vehicle to become mired in the muck. But in this case, the vehicle holds much-needed funds that won’t be delivered to community-based forest owners unless a team […]

JDR3 Spotlight: Naing Lin Oo

September 10, 2019

Can you tell us a bit about yourself — where you come from and how you came to work in your current field?My name is Naing Lin Oo. I worked for the Department of Agricultural Planning under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation after graduating from Yezin Agricultural University in Myanmar in 1999. I […]

First Steps to Design an Emissions Reduction Pathway in Madre de Dios

September 6, 2019

About the Region Madre de Dios, translated as Mother of God, is a region in the southeast of Peru and receives its name from the main river of the region. It is 85 300 km2 and, with a population of approximately 140,000 inhabitants, is the least densely populated region of the country. Forestry, oil and mining, […]