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UNICEF cites Winrock International’s work on girls’ education in South Sudan

May 7, 2024

UNICEF, the U.N. agency that works to protect the rights of children around the world, cited the work of a former Winrock project, the USAID-funded Gender Equity through Education (GEE) program in South Sudan, in a recent story on its website. The UNICEF article, published on April 30, 2024, features four women drivers in South […]

Enduring innovation: Health tech startup incubated by Winrock-led programs poised for growth

May 2, 2024

MappedOut Health is a client of Winrock International’s former Innovate Arkansas program, a state-funded initiative that assisted more than 750 startup companies in Arkansas, raised $473 million in capital and generated $939 million in revenue over a 15-year period. As with many innovations, the origin story of the promising new health technology firm, MappedOut Health, […]
Mississippi river Wallace Center

Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program: Supporting changemakers in the Mississippi River Basin

April 30, 2024

The Wallace Center at Winrock International is pleased to announce the nine recipients of its Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program, an initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Division. This program addresses the needs of historically underserved farming communities in the Mississippi River Region by providing funding and technical support to organizations […]

Startup Recruiting Fund at Winrock International invests in AI electromagnetic spectrum technology company

April 24, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ─ The Startup Recruiting Fund at Winrock International ─ the first not-for-profit, evergreen fund aimed at recruiting high-growth startups to Arkansas ─ has announced an investment in Xtremis, an AI electromagnetic spectrum technology company that was spun-out of Vanderbilt University in 2021 through the Civil Military Innovation Institute, Defense Innovation Incubator. Proceeds from […]

A life in public service: David H. Pryor, 1934-2024

April 23, 2024

David H. Pryor, the former Arkansas governor, U.S. senator and U.S. representative who previously served on Winrock International’s Board of Directors, died on Saturday at his home in Little Rock, surrounded by his family. “I think he was a great model for public service. He was a great role model for politicians, but just for […]

How the USAID Reducing Pollution project fosters collective action to tackle plastic waste in Vietnam

April 19, 2024

By: Hanh Nguyen, USAID Reducing Pollution project. The USAID Reducing Pollution project team is working on a five-year project to support locally-driven initiatives that substantially reduce environmental pollution in Vietnam through a collective impact approach. The project is helping to build the capacity of government, local nongovernmental organizations and private sector partners to prevent, mitigate […]

The Climate Q&A with… Indira Nurtanti: Cultivating partnerships and community action to protect 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; […]

Journal of Soil and Water Conservation features Winrock economist Jon Winsten

April 10, 2024

An article by Jon Winsten, an agricultural and environmental economist with Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services team, was published in the March/April 2024 issue of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. The article, “Low-overhead dairy grazing: A specific solution to a vexing problem,” describes how low-overhead dairy grazing can help producers achieve competitive profitability without exacerbating water […]

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 […]

New initiative targets support for violence prevention in hotspot communities

April 4, 2024

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International with community-based partners Eve for Life and Rise Life Management will launch the new Supporting Victims of Violence Activity on April 10, 2024, at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The SVOV Activity aims to address and mitigate interpersonal and collective violence through sustainable, […]
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