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Fostering partnerships and community action to protect carbon-rich peatlands

April 12, 2024

Indira Nurtanti is Winrock International’s Indonesia country director. Based in Jakarta, she is an expert in private sector engagement, building public-private partnerships, and developing new market access for sustainable livelihoods projects. She has experience in best practices development for land-use based enterprises; managing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects; community-based climate change and forestry programs; […]

Coordination of pluralistic agriculture extension and advisory services in Senegal

April 5, 2024

This post was written by Winrock International’s Soniia David, project director of the USAID Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transition project with Alphousseyni Diallo, EFAT Senegal country director; Nar Gade Alé Diang, EFAT extension and advisory services specialist; and Assane Sow, EFAT monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist. Agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) provided by multiple […]
How USAID’s Upper Lempa Watershed project supports transboundary water security and resilience in Central America

How USAID’s Upper Lempa Watershed project supports transboundary water security and resilience in Central America

March 21, 2024

The USAID Upper Lempa Watershed Project, implemented by Winrock International, focuses on the headwaters of the Lempa River, one of the longest in Central America – and the largest river in El Salvador. The project engages government, communities, environmental groups and other stakeholders across El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to improve the health and resilience […]

The Climate Q&A… with Kurt Krapfl: Investing in natural climate solutions in North America

March 20, 2024

ACR Forestry Director Kurt Krapfl has overseen the issuance of more than 150 million metric tons of high-quality forest carbon credits. He has led and supported the development and publication of innovative methodologies at ACR related to improved forest management, afforestation and reforestation, avoided conversion of forests, wetland and grassland restoration, and new quantification tools […]

Errin Stanger to step down as director of Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

March 6, 2024

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – MARCH 6, 2024 – Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Director Errin Stanger is departing the organization after serving 10 years in various leadership positions at the community makerspace in Argenta. “Errin has done an incredible job during her decade at the Hub,” said Winrock’s Acting President and CEO Joyjit Deb Roy. […]

Accelerating inclusive investment and progress: the rise of Senegalese women entrepreneurs

March 5, 2024

Dieynaba S. Thiam-Ka, a Senegalese female leader, is chief of party of the five-year USAID Entrepreneurship & Investment Activity implemented by Winrock International in Senegal. The goal of the team she leads is to promote entrepreneurship and business investment in collaboration with communities, Senegal’s government and the private sector – and to inclusively increase access […]
Progress to catalyze jurisdictional REDD+-4

Progress to catalyze Jurisdictional REDD+

February 8, 2024

This blog post was originally published on Feb. 2, 2024 by the Environmental Defense Fund at It was authored by Angela Churie Kallhauge, executive vice president, impact at Environmental Defense Fund, with contributions from Katie Goslee, director of nature-based solutions, Winrock International; Stephanie Wang, associate director, Wildlife Conservation Society; Jason Funk, REDD+ strategy director at Conservation International; […]
Aerial View of Sunset over the Everglades in Florida

Inside Climate News spotlights Winrock International’s work in Florida’s Everglades Agricultural Area

February 7, 2024

Inside Climate News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization focused on climate reporting and analysis, cited Winrock International’s carbon assessment work in Florida’s Everglades Agricultural Area in a feature story. The article, entitled “In the Florida Everglades, a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hotspot,” by Florida-based reporter Amy Green, states: “Growing evidence suggests that draining the water […]

Delta communities collaborate with Winrock to shape a prosperous future 

February 5, 2024

On an unseasonably warm mid-November day in Arkansas, five members of Winrock International’s Board of Directors accompanied a group of U.S.-based senior executives and Winrock program staff on an excursion to a unique destination: the Arkansas Delta. Arkansans know “the Delta” as it’s referred to regionally, but the patchwork of mostly flat, open-field farms and […]
Climate Q&A with Jenn and Gedion-1

The Climate Q&A…

January 8, 2024

What are some of the challenges people face in accessing potable water in rural parts of Ethiopia? Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Health Organization, 43% of the population does not have access to an improved water source. Ethiopia is in the Horn of Africa region, which […]
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