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Winrock International

March 2020

ACR Selected for International Aviation’s New Carbon-Offset Plan

Mar 31 2020

ARLINGTON, VA  — The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has approved the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, to supply eligible ACR-issued emission reduction units for compliance under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). ACR is one of only six agencies ICAO approved and is […]

A CLEAN Getaway

Mar 30 2020

In the weeks leading up to my trip last month to work onsite with the USDA-funded Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Network (CLEAN) in Laos, the pandemic that has now interrupted daily life in many parts of the world had not yet reached its current proportions. It was my first scheduled trip to support a […]

Winrock Responds to COVID-19

Mar 30 2020

With projects around the world, Winrock International has been dealing with COVID-19 since January, when the novel coronavirus shut down daily life in China, one of the 46 countries in which Winrock works. As the virus continues to spread across the globe, the organization has ramped up its response: increasing communication, adjusting to altered workflow […]

‘Forests are Gold’

Mar 20 2020

Vietnam’s Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system, implemented by Winrock’s USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas project, provides around $130 million a year to over 500,000 households for their work protecting the forest. It’s money that flows from hydroelectric plant owners and other downstream users of environmental services into the hands of people like K […]

SWP Leader Discusses Water Data on Podcast

Mar 20 2020

Dr. Rodolfo Camacho, the project director/chief of party for the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), spoke recently on the Wilson Center’s Water Stories podcast about using data to enhance water security. Implemented by Winrock International, SWP provides technical services and program implementation to advance USAID global water security thought leadership and innovation. The discussion covered several subjects, […]

Coming Through Loud and Clear

Mar 13 2020

In a hospital bed at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, a farming community in rural northeast Arkansas, a patient tells Dr. Darren Sommer that her stomach hurts. A nurse named Emily applies a stethoscope. “That sounds good,” Sommer says. “I’m going to let Emily push on your belly. Please let me know if you […]

Boosting Women in Bangladesh

Mar 4 2020

At Winrock, a cross-cutting theme throughout our projects is promoting the role of women through education and leadership development.  This is a story of how leadership training transformed one woman and — and through her, the village and region she represents. It was originally published in May, 2018. Photos by Misty Keasler “I have helped […]