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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 […]

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 […]
Entering 2024 with wind in our sails- ACR outlines three priorities for the year ahead

Entering 2024 with wind in our sails: ACR outlines three priorities for the year ahead

February 9, 2024

This story was originally published on I have become a firm believer in the power of carbon markets to drive increased climate ambition and action, and the voluntary carbon market is a vital tool to keep 1.5C in reach. Let’s not waste any more time or let the perfect be the enemy of the […]
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USAID Asia CTIP: Evidence2Action conference collaborates on survivor-centered approaches

January 16, 2024

By the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) project team at Winrock International. Have you ever wondered how survivor narratives are able to not just inspire, but actively reshape the landscape of counter-trafficking interventions? This increasingly salient theme was at the core of a series of workshops, dialogues and conversations at the 2023 Evidence2Action […]

How can regenerative grazing for dairy production provide wins for cows, farmers and climate change?

January 3, 2024

By Jonathan Winsten Jon Winsten is an agricultural and environmental economist at Winrock International. Jon works at the interface of agriculture and the environment, focused on climate change and water quality. He pioneered some of the outcome-based incentive mechanisms that help farmers find the most cost-effective strategies to reduce impact on water quality and climate […]

Op-ed: Return climate politics to the art of the possible

December 7, 2023

On November 30, 2023 – ahead of COP28 in Dubai, Mary Grady (ACR Executive Director) published the following op-ed in Marketwatch. Politics has been called the art of the possible. Yet, when it comes to climate change, this adage is flipped on its head – the art of the impossible. As the world prepares for the […]

The total eclipse is coming. Winrock’s Innovation Hub is ready. Are you?

November 27, 2023

The following story was originally published on, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. For over 20 years, Errin Stanger, director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, has been driven by her love of community organizing and serving others. So when she learned that her town of North Little Rock, Arkansas, was in the path […]

10 reasons the world needs carbon markets

November 27, 2023

This story was originally published on The world is not on track to meet Paris Agreement goals and current policies put us on the path for 2.7°C of warming, well beyond what climate scientists say is safe for humanity. Even if every country met its current commitments, the world would still be 24 gigatons of emissions short of […]

Committing to a child labor-free world

June 14, 2023

I want to share an update on some of the U.S. Department of Labor-funded MATE MASIE project’s inspiring successes as we work with communities, government and other important stakeholders in Ghana to better understand the complex drivers of child labor in the cocoa industry, and to develop solutions to prevent it. It is important for […]
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