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Perfect Storm: Winrock International’s USDA Thai RAIN Project scales up

Oct 5 2023

Who’ll stop the rain? During the annual monsoons in Southeast Asia, the answer is: Nobody. And a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project run by Winrock called Thai RAIN likes it that way. The one-year-old project has all the elements – including critical partnerships with local and regional researchers, farmers and innovators – to sustain […]

Winrock International and partners launch USAID’s Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity

Oct 5 2023

Community members, Liberian government officials, USAID representatives and other stakeholders met in Monrovia to launch the Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity at an event organized by Winrock with support from project partner, WaterAid.  The activity launch event included local and national government leaders, private sector representatives, U.S. Embassy officials and others […]

Winrock’s Innovation Hub to host Make48 Season 7 National Competition

Oct 4 2023

Eight teams from across the country are getting ready to face each other at Make48’s season 7 national championship. The competition is set to happen at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at Winrock International in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The event will unfold over three days starting on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, and ending on […]

Winrock’s Arkansas Women’s Business Center celebrates 14 years of inclusive support to women-owned small businesses

Oct 4 2023

At 15 years old, Chauncey Holloman Pettis launched her greeting card company and called it Harlem Lyrics. She was looking to buy a birthday card for her friend, but found nothing representing her or her friend’s age, gender or race. Pettis is a fourth-generation entrepreneur, and, like the generations before her, she saw a need […]

Joyjit Deb Roy Named Acting President and CEO of Winrock International

Oct 2 2023

Veteran Chief Global Programs and Development Officer Joyjit Deb Roy has been named Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Winrock International, the organization’s Board of Directors announced. Deb Roy, who oversees a broad portfolio of programs across Winrock’s Agriculture, Resilience & Water, Human Rights, Education & Empowerment, Clean Energy & Environment, U.S. Programs and other groups, […]

Winrock awarded five-year USAID Climate Resilient Agriculture in the Mekong Delta project in Vietnam

Sep 11 2023

The U.S. Agency for International Development has selected Winrock International to implement a new, $48 million project that will showcase USAID’s support for transformative development in the Mekong Delta. The project aims to support the Government of Vietnam’s commitments to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and to promote increased climate resilience of […]

Five ways USAID’s Reducing Pollution project and partners collaborate for clean air in Vietnam

Sep 11 2023

Air pollution is rising in Vietnam at an alarming rate, threatening both the national economy and people’s health. In 2017, alone, 71,365 Vietnamese people died prematurely due to pollution-related causes, including 50,232 deaths from air pollution, according to a report by Global Alliance on Health and Pollution. A news report citing research by Vietnam’s own […]

The keys to inclusive small business success in the South: Affordable finance and pro advice

Aug 29 2023

For small business owners in the U.S. South like Tandra Jordan, Darius Walker and Jerrell Simpson, failure was never an option. But it was always looming. Jordan is a single mom with two kids working full-time as a claims adjuster while trying to keep up with a fast-growing cleaning business in Little Rock, Ark. Walker […]

Central Asian governments boost efforts to combat trafficking in persons

Aug 21 2023

Just before World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023, representatives of Central Asian governments and civil society partners gathered at a conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, to share their experiences, knowledge and successes combating trafficking in persons. Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson joined a panel to discuss Winrock-implemented counter-trafficking projects in the region, including the […]

Research into Action: U.S. Counter-Trafficking Leaders Discuss 2023 TIP Report

Aug 10 2023

The 2023 U.S. Department of State (USDOS) Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, now in its 23rd year, is an annual global reference point for governments, civil society and citizens leading the fight against trafficking in persons. It is also a guide for the diverse programming that the U.S. government supports annually to combat TIP through […]
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