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January 2020

Fighting Wetland Loss Through Sustainable Development

Jan 30 2020

            On February 2, 1971, representatives from a handful of countries gathered in the small Iranian city of Ramsar on the Caspian Sea. Their historic mandate — to sign the first modern agreement between governments to preserve natural resources — built upon a decade of negotiations by environmentalists concerned by […]

How Arkansas Became the Nation’s Edamame Capital

Jan 23 2020

A Winrock Legacy Story Herby Ault, who farms near Dardanelle, Arkansas, had never heard of edamame when Kelly Cartwright first approached him about growing it. But Cartwright, an agricultural scientist and entrepreneur, had done the math and knew it would work. “We had the numbers and we also had the market,” says Cartwright, who leads the Natural […]

‘We have our difficulties, but we can overcome them.’

Jan 10 2020

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11, 2020, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This is the story of one counter-trafficking victim who survived almost unimaginable conditions to build a new life for himself. It is a story of endurance, courage and hope.  When Yim Bunthen, of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, learned that […]

Winrock’s Core Values

Jan 9 2020

Every day around the world, a Winrock employee builds a water pump, works with a farmer to harness smartphone technology or helps a trafficking survivor find a job. These actions flow from the principles Winrock stands for — its Core Values. To Winrock’s Aboubicar Coulibaly, the organization’s Core Values “mean that we stand for our […]

McCall Joins Winrock as VP of Corporate Affairs and Global Strategy

Jan 9 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 9, 2020 — Winrock welcomes Patricia McCall as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Strategy. She will lead Winrock’s efforts to develop impact investment programs, oversee corporate partnerships, and evolve efforts to secure philanthropic partners for our programs. McCall has more than 20 years of international experience in philanthropy advising, […]