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October 2020

SWP Director to Present at UNC Water & Health Conference 2020

Oct 21 2020

Rodolfo Camacho, project director for the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), will present on Thursday, October 29, at the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Water and Health Conference. From 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Camacho will discuss lessons learned from SWP’s work on water allocation planning in the Lower Mara Basin, Tanzania. SWP […]

Winrock Welcomes Three New Board Members

Oct 20 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 20, 2020 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announces the appointments of Thomas C. Green, Lisa Milton and Tuan H. Nguyen to its Board of Directors. Green is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and former Assistant U.S. Attorney who has represented members of Congress and […]

USDA Rural Development and Winrock Launch Placemaking Project in Four Arkansas Communities

Oct 19 2020

LITTLE ROCK, AR — October 19, 2020 — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA has signed cooperative agreements with five organizations to support placemaking technical assistance throughout the United States, including in four Arkansas communities. Winrock International will use a $215,000 grant to […]

Launching a Specialty Coffee Movement in Myanmar

Oct 16 2020

A Winrock Legacy Story The call came one day after Rick Peyser had completed another marathon — this one, the fateful 2013 Boston Marathon. He crossed the finish line moments before a pair of bombs exploded, killing three and injuring several hundred. It would have been easy to turn down the caller’s request: Could you […]

Empowering Women, Protecting Wetlands and Strengthening Co-Management in Bangladesh

Oct 13 2020

What were the major components of the CREL project? CREL focused on strengthening biodiversity protection and conservation in four ecologically important regions of Bangladesh and built community and ecosystem resilience to the effects of climate change. We catalyzed more effective communication and linkages with other stakeholders, created and improved policies that support community involvement in […]

Collaborating for Native Communities

Oct 6 2020

By the time A-dae Briones joined a late March conference call with national funders and partners about the impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains in the U.S., she had already spent days fielding appeals for food and water from Native American communities across the Southwest. As non-Native leaders on the call discussed the congressional […]

Hasan’s Innovative Greenhouse

Oct 1 2020

Hasan Nurov is from Navzamin village in Khuroson district, Tajikistan. For generations, Hasan’s family, like many farmers in the district, grew cotton. However, over time, water scarcity and low cotton prices created a conundrum for farmers. Should they continue growing an unprofitable crop, or instead migrate to Russia, where there were higher paying jobs? Previously, […]