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March 2021

The Climate Q&A…

March 23, 2021

How did you become interested in water issues? After college graduation, I joined the Peace Corps, which put me in water and sanitation for two years in Peru. After that I attended graduate school to study public administration. I joined Winrock in 2013 on a fellowship with the Congressional Hunger Center to work on food […]

The Climate Q&A…

March 18, 2021

What are the chief goals for Winrock’s environment and energy work this year? With the re-set of U.S. engagement on climate change, we’re at an exciting juncture both with the Environment and Energy (E2) group and more broadly across the organization. We anticipate significant opportunities to expand our mitigation work in land-use and low-emissions development. […]

Choosing to Challenge the Digital Gender Divide for Safe Migration

March 15, 2021

By Leanne Melnyk, Head of Global Supply Chains, Diginex Solutions, and Sung In Marshall, Associate Director, Worker Engagement, Elevate Limited This article was originally published by Diginex and Elevate Limited on March 8, 2021. What is the digital gender divide? The digital gender divide is the gap between girls’ and women’s access to technology and […]

Webinar Features Winrock’s Mary Grady on Forest Conservation at Scale with Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART)

March 12, 2021

The science is clear, said experts at a March 5th Atlantic Council webinar featuring opening remarks by Mary Grady, director of both Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR) and the Secretariat for Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART). A rapidly warming world cannot reach the goals of the Paris Climate Accord — such as holding the rise […]

Winrock International Welcomes Two New Board Members

March 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 10, 2021 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. Ruth Oniang’o, the long-time chair of the Sasakawa Africa Association and recipient of the Africa Food Prize, and John R. Tyson, the chief sustainability […]

Plan Approved to Address Water Security in Key Cambodian Watershed

March 9, 2021

A committee of stakeholders representing the government, private sector and private citizens recently announced a groundbreaking strategic action plan (SAP) to guide efforts to improve water security for sustainable development of the Stung Chinit River Basin in central Cambodia. The Stung Chinit River Basin Management Committee (RBMC), with support from the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership […]

Winrock International Announces New Small Business E-commerce Support Program

March 9, 2021

Little Rock, Ark. – March 10, 2021 – As fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge small businesses, Winrock International is pleased to announce the Small Business E-commerce Local Learning (SELL) project to support small businesses in Northwest Arkansas. Funded by the Walton Family Foundation, SELL leverages Winrock’s proven entrepreneurial programming support, coaching and […]

Claiming Space for Women’s Leadership

March 8, 2021

When discussing the careers of women leaders, there’s a phenomenon referred to as the “glass cliff.” A relative of the term glass ceiling, the “glass cliff” is when a company is in trouble and a female leader is put in charge to save it. The notion suggests that when women are finally given a chance […]
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Women Leading the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Nepal

March 4, 2021

As part of the counter-trafficking efforts of the Hamro Samman project in Nepal, women are leading community engagement, awareness and advocacy efforts at the local level. Hamro Samman, supported by USAID and UK aid and implemented by Winrock International, aims to reduce human trafficking in Nepal. The project’s Leadership for Change (LfC) training equips at-risk […]

National and Local Community Lenders Announce Multi-Million Dollar Fund to Support Small Business and Nonprofit Recovery Across the South

March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021 – A diverse group of community finance organizations today announced the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund, which aims to raise $150 million to provide affordable capital and free business support to small businesses and nonprofits in 15 southern and southeastern states to help them navigate and rebuild from the COVID-19 health […]
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