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Forced online scamming: How the Cambodia CTIP project is addressing a troubling new trafficking trend in Asia

July 10, 2024

The USAID Cambodia Counter Trafficking in Persons project, implemented by Winrock International, is taking a leading role to address a new form of trafficking that has grown rapidly in Cambodia and across Southeast Asia in the past five years. While previous iterations of Cambodia CTIP focused on the trafficking of Cambodians into exploitative work, the […]

Remembering Colin G. Campbell, former Winrock International Board Chair

July 5, 2024

Winrock International mourns the passing of Colin Campbell, an influential former member of Winrock’s Board of Directors who served as board chairman during a transformative six-year period in the 1990s. Campbell passed away on June 21, 2024 at his home in South Carolina surrounded by his family; he was 88. He served with dedication and […]

Maqsoda Maqsodi named new President and CEO of Winrock International

June 25, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (June 25, 2024) ─ Winrock International’s Board of Directors today announced that Maqsoda Maqsodi will become the organization’s new president and CEO on July 29th, 2024, succeeding Rodney Ferguson, who departed in late 2023. Maqsodi, currently the president and CEO of IntraHealth International of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will be responsible for […]

Women’s scholarship program revitalizes horticulture and transforms lives in Africa

June 24, 2024

If you ask the Senegalese women who seized an unusual opportunity to become professional agriculture extension advisors why they sought to participate, their answers include striking similarities. Translated from French, their responses are salted with words like “resources,” “market,” “income,” “earning.” And one particular reason appears repeatedly: “To help.” “This training will allow me to […]
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“By supporting parents, we also help children.” 

June 14, 2024

The Taldykorgan Regional Women’s Support Center, established in 1997, offers legal, social, and psychological assistance to women and children. Since its establishment, almost 10,000 women and children have received various kinds of support.  Since 2023, the center has been partnering with Winrock International on the Kazakhstan Actions Against Trafficking in Children project funded by the […]

James Yekeh’s three takeaways from Winrock’s 10+ years of building successful long-term partnerships to combat child labor in Liberia

June 10, 2024

Winrock International has implemented over 14 child labor prevention projects in more than 34 countries since 2002, impacting and reaching over 134,000 households, and effectively removing and preventing almost 75,000 children from exploitive and hazardous child labor. Winrock’s integrated development approaches address livelihoods, food security, education, community engagement, and leadership and capacity development. On World […]

United against child labor: How local child protection committees and cocoa co-ops are collaborating to combat child labor in Ghana’s Ashanti Region

June 7, 2024

Adansi South District is one of the 43 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.  It’s a hilly district with a semi-equatorial climate. The capital, New Edubiase, lies upon the Kumasi-Cape Coast Highway, and agriculture dominates the local economy. Cocoa is the main crop, with rice, oil palm, cassava, plantain, coconut […]

Three ways SCALE-NRM supports locally-led protection of forests and livelihoods in the Solomon Islands 

June 3, 2024

The USAID Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Environment – Natural Resources Management (SCALE-NRM) project, implemented by Winrock International and partners, is a five-year, $16.5 million investment in economic growth and trade in the Solomon Islands, with emphasis on development of the agribusiness sector and improved forestry management. In support of the Solomon Islands’ National Development […]
Indonesia

The Climate Q&A.. with Arif Budiman, forest carbon and peatland restoration expert

May 30, 2024

Based in West Java, Arif Budiman is a technical advisor with more than 20 years of experience in nature conservation, sustainable development planning and forest carbon emission mitigation. In addition to his work with Winrock International, Budiman has managed environmental projects in Indonesia for the Worldwide Fund For Nature (WWF) and the U.N. Development Programme. […]
Jamaica SVOV

Remarks by Ambassador Nick Perry at the Supporting Victims of Violence (SVOV) project launch

May 29, 2024

These remarks were originally published on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica here. AS PREPARED Remarks by Ambassador Nick Perry at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Winrock International’s Supporting Victims of Violence (SVOV) Project Launch The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Kingston April 10, 2024 Good afternoon! It is a pleasure for me […]
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