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March 2022

Winrock CEO Addresses Carbon Pricing and Net Zero at FT Climate Capital Live 2022

March 30, 2022

Limiting global warming to the 1.5 degrees threshold target established by the Paris Agreement seems harder to reach with each passing day. “Unless governments, businesses and investors instigate rapid, sustained and large-scale reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, the goal … will very soon be beyond reach,” the Financial Times wrote in the introduction to its […]

Winrock CEO Rodney Ferguson Appointed to Advisory Board of The Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy

March 29, 2022

Winrock International President and CEO Rodney Ferguson has been appointed to the advisory board of The Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy. The Vanderbilt Unity Project has appointed advisory board members as part of its long-term strategy to create a more united states by elevating factual, respectful, and evidence-based national dialogues. The advisory board […]

Winrock Welcomes New Board Member Michaela Edwards

March 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 15, 2022 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announces the appointment of Michaela Edwards to its board of directors. “Winrock works to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources,” said Michaela Edwards. “I am thrilled to join the board of Winrock International […]

Land, Water, Life: Supporting Communities to Improve Water Security and Resource Management as the Climate Changes

March 14, 2022

The people of Burkina Faso and Niger, two landlocked countries in West Africa, live in one of the hottest regions in the world: the Sahel. These days, it’s getting hotter – and drier – making survival increasingly challenging. In the arid band just below the Sahara Desert, Burkinabe and Nigeriens are coping with crises both […]

Gender Equality Today Means a More Sustainable Tomorrow for All

March 8, 2022

The implications of not providing women with equal voices, choices and opportunities affect not just their lives, but the future of the planet. Efforts to promote inclusive sustainable development and fight climate change are inextricably linked. At Winrock, we understand the urgency in engaging with women in the pressing threat that climate change poses, today, […]

Female Agribusiness Owner Sprouts Success for Other Women in Nepal

March 4, 2022

In 2004, Mira DC opened her first agricultural tools store, Janata Agrovet, where she sells vegetables, maize, and rice seeds as well as rice, insecticides, fertilizers and other farming equipment.  At first, sales were slow, in part because she had few relationships with farmers, wholesalers, traders, other organizations and the local municipality – and many […]