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

Dec 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 […]

Winrock’s Senior Technical Director for Climate featured in Inside Climate News

Dec 4 2023

Winrock International’s Senior Technical Director for Climate Molly Hellmuth is featured in an article published in Inside Climate News about the recent release of the U.S. Fifth National Climate Assessment. Hellmuth served as the lead author of the international chapter of the NCA5, a Congressionally mandated assessment that is published once every four years. The […]
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Innovative carbon finance strategy pays for active forest conservation

Dec 1 2023

This story was originally published on A new methodology released today by ACR at Winrock International offers an innovative avenue to conserve and enhance forestlands in the United States.  Every year, the U.S. loses nearly three million acres (1.2 million hectares) of forest to other land uses, negatively affecting wildlife and water quality and […]

USAID Kyrgyz Republic features: “Resilience and Triumph: The Inspiring Journey of a Survivor”

Dec 1 2023

The USAID Safe Migration in Central Asia activity, which aims to strengthen the mutual accountability of governments, NGOs and the private sector to prevent trafficking in persons, protect survivors, and promote safe migration, is featured in an article published by USAID Kyrgyz Republic. “Resilience and Triumph: The Inspiring Journey of a Survivor” shares the story […]

Evidence 2 Action: 2023 Speakers

Nov 27 2023

Mika Mekhribon Abdullaeva, U.S. Department of State Mika is an established international education and development professional with 20 years of experience. She holds a PhD in Educational Policy, Research, and Administration and has been managing portfolio of global projects at the Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) Program to […]

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

Nov 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

Nov 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 […]

Innovation Hub hosts Make48 national competition in North Little Rock

Nov 27 2023

Eight teams from across the country faced off at Winrock’s Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub for a soon-to-be-televised competition aimed at tackling one of the most complex social challenges in the U.S.: How to help members of the nation’s vast unhoused population successfully transition into new homes. Make48 is a national invention competition, recorded for future […]

Transforming livelihoods through improved access to finance and aquaculture

Nov 27 2023

Arlene Lim spent years laboring at a shipyard in Subic, Philippines, putting in grueling hours with frequent overtime shifts. But life changed when the COVID pandemic forced the shipyard’s closure. With little savings, the 31-year-old Lim and her family left Subic, returning to their hometown of Dagupan City, known as the “Milkfish Capital of the […]

Private-led agricultural extension key to sustainable food systems in Africa

Nov 16 2023

The work of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Activity implemented by Winrock featured prominently at the 6th Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week – a major continental conference that occurs every two years.  Hosted this year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, the event kicked […]
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