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August 2021

Working with U.S. Farmers and Local Partners to Protect Water and Soil Health

Aug 27 2021

Wisconsin’s Kickapoo River has a complicated history. For thousands of years, Indigenous people managed this agroecological landscape for foraged food, crops, and game ── most recently the Ho-Chunk, Oceti Sakowin, Meskwaki, and Kickapoo people. When European settlers displaced these Indigenous peoples from much of their homeland, cut down trees, and began to plow the watershed’s […]

Launch of USAID Cambodia Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program

Aug 26 2021

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, August 26, 2021 — The United States launched a new, five-year USAID-funded Cambodia Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) activity that will address the root causes of human trafficking, protect vulnerable populations from trafficking, and assist the Cambodian government to combat trafficking and support victims more effectively.  The activity, launched on August 26 […]

Winrock’s AWBC Wins Grant from U.S. Small Business Administration to Support Women-Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID

Aug 23 2021

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ── August 23, 2021 ── The Arkansas Women’s Business Center (AWBC) has been awarded a Resilience and Recovery Demonstration Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Office of Women’s Business Ownership program. The AWBC is one of 14 women’s business centers in 13 states to receive the SBA awards, which aim […]

ART Expands TREES Standard to Mobilize Large-scale Climate Solutions from Forests

Aug 19 2021

ARLINGTON, VA — August 19, 2021 — The Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) has released an expanded version of The REDD+ Environmental Excellence Standard (TREES), its high-integrity standard for measuring, monitoring, verifying, and crediting climate progress in the forest sector. The updated version – TREES 2.0 – broadens opportunities to unlock large-scale solutions from forests in […]

Making Serious Water Security Issues More Fun: Developing an ECO Game for Cambodia’s Stung Chinit Basin

Aug 18 2021

Imagine you are a rural farmer, trying to make ends meet while also facing the threats of climate change, water pollution, and ever-increasing water scarcity. You must make decisions, both short and long-term, that affect the health of your family, your community, and your environment. Although something may appear to be a good choice now, […]

Winrock President & CEO Rodney Ferguson Appointed Concordia Senior Advisor

Aug 18 2021

Washington, D.C.  – August 18, 2021 – Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson has been named Senior Advisor to Concordia for the 2021-2022 term. Concordia’s Advisors and Senior Advisors are carefully selected by Concordia’s executive leadership, Leadership Council, Board of Directors, and staff, and serve for a one-year term. Concordia’s Senior Advisors are a small, […]

Climate Action Can’t Wait: IPCC Releases Sixth Report

Aug 11 2021

The sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 Report highlights the dire need for global climate action at an unprecedented scale to dramatically reduce GHG emissions over the coming decades to avoid irreversible, catastrophic climate impacts. Winrock is proud to be a part of the solution through our work in carbon capture, […]