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Smart Water Investments for Health and Wealth: Funder Webinar

For over two billion people living in absolute poverty, water is everything. Access to safe and sustainable water increases peoples’ resilience and improves their health and livelihoods by supporting their basic needs — from drinking, hygiene, and sanitation to food production and income generation. Unfortunately, the way in which policymakers and water sector architects design […]

EC-LEDS Fall 2014 Newsletter

What is Energy Efficiency? Does Energy Efficiency mean comfort and/or savings? What you don’t know about energy efficient lighting? Do you think Energy Efficiency measures contribute to climate change mitigation? This is a number of questions given to the citizens and visitors of Batumi in front of the huge energy efficient light bulbs in Batumi […]

Counter Trafficking in Persons Program Brochure

The Counter Trafficking in Persons Program (CTIP II) is a USAID-funded project to fight human trafficking and labor exploitation in Cambodia. The four-year project (2011-2015) is implemented by Winrock International together with government and nongovernment partners. The project aims to improve the ability and readiness of Cambodian institutions to combat all forms of human trafficking through […]

Counter Trafficking in Persons Community Dialogues—Photo Essay

Community dialogues from the Cambodia Counter Trafficking in Persons program (CTIP II) allow all community stakeholders to exchange ideas and their experiences about safe migration and human trafficking. This photo essay illustrates how everyone in the community can play a part in the fight against human trafficking.

Maximizing the benefits of improved cookstoves: moving from acquisition to correct and consistent use

Shankar A, Johnson M, Kay E, Pannu R, Beltramo T, Derby E, Harrell S, Davis C, Petach H. Maximizing the benefits of improved cookstoves: moving from acquisition to correct and consistent use. Glob Health Sci Pact. 2014;2(3):268-274. To maximize the energy-saving and potential health impacts from improved cookstoves (ICS), the stoves must first be acquired, […]

LEDS capacity building for Government of Macedonia institutions: A pathway to sustainable development

A low emission development strategy is the foundation for climate-smart, transformative development. The USAID Clean Energy Investment (CEI) Project  is working with Macedonian governments, businesses and others to prepare and implement LEDS. The project initiated a preliminary process of mapping national strategies with respect to LEDS, a significant step in the right direction which will […]

Peter Mbuya Improved Poultry Production

Though it has taken nearly 30 years, Peter Mbuya, a 52 year-old farmer from Bwage Village, is on the cusp of achieving a long-cherished dream. “Owning a car has always been my vision… the goal that pushes me to develop further and continue to struggle for my family.” says Peter.

Lavina Venance Small-scale organic vegetable producer

A year ago, Lavina Venance would have been dubious if you had told her she would now have her own vegetable business. But thanks to Winrock International and the USAID-funded Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (iWASH) Program, this young mother of two in Bwage, Tanzania, is becoming a successful entrepreneur. USAID Copy

Juma Mape Manual Well Driller

After surviving a near-fatal motorbike accident, Juma Mape has reason to believe luck is on his side. But his biggest lucky break was in 2010, when he started working with Winrock International through the USAID-funded Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (iWASH) Program. Through iWASH, Juma was transformed from a part-time worker in a dead-end job, […]

The John D. Rockefeller 3rd Scholars Program: Cultivating Scholar-Leaders in Asia

The John D. Rockefeller 3RD Scholars Program is a grant-making initiative that supports applied research on pressing natural resource and agricultural challenges facing Asia’s rural poor. The JDR 3RD Scholars Program proudly builds on the work of the Agricultural Development Council between 1954 and 1985.
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