On Feb. 18, Winrock co-organized the Bilateral Dialogue on Human Trafficking: Bangladesh and the United States. A Whole Village Approach
. The U.S. Department of Justice-sponsored conference united police, prosecutors, and members of the judiciary and civil society in Dhaka to discuss how to jointly combat human trafficking and implement Bangladesh’s recently passed comprehensive counter-trafficking legislation.
USAID’s Clean Energy Investment Project — with the Association of renewable energy, and International Finance Corporation — hosted the 5th quarterly Renewable Energy Stakeholders’ Forum March 24 in Skopje. The forums promote public-private dialogue on renewable energy (RE) issues and previous discussions have launched a number of initiatives to improve the legal and regulatory framework, and helped resolve challenges that RE investors face in Macedonia. USAID Mission Director, James Stein; the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Vladimir Pesevski; and the President of the Association of Renewable Energy, Koco Angushev, were keynote speakers.
USAID released this month their Partnering for Impact Report: USAID and the Private Sector. In the report, USAID highlights “some of our most innovative and impactful partnerships.” Winrock is proud to be an implementing partner on the Cold Chain Bangladesh Alliance project, featured on page 13.
Wallace Center Director John Fisk will be speaking about sustainable food practices at the City of Little Rock's Sixth Annual Sustainability Summit on April 9. Register now for the summit.
Earlier this month, the USAID LEAF project posted the Gender Analysis of Lam Dong’s Provincial REDD+ Action Plan report to its website. The report captures findings from a gender analysis to identify shortcomings in empowering women and integrating gender into the Action Plan in Vietnam, and provides specific recommendations to promote greater gender integration. The Lam Dong Provincial government officially launched its Provincial REDD+ Action Plan in Dalat on March 22.
Congratulations to the City of Fayetteville, Ark., which was recognized March 9 for a City of Distinction award from Arkansas Business for its efforts in supporting The ARK Challenge startup accelerator. The ARK is made possible through a partnership of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Winrock.
In the Siem Reap province of Cambodia, thanks to the work of 60 students (Community Youth Network members, trained by the Counter Trafficking in Persons program), three villages were informed about human trafficking and safe migration. See more.
What's it like to sell through a food hub? U.S. farmers will discuss their experiences (good and bad) of selling through their local food hub. Register for this free National Good Food Network webinar, April 16.
CORRECTION: In the February issue of Innovations e-mailed to subscribers, we mistakenly listed the wrong funder for the Rural Enterprise for Alleviating Poverty project in Bangladesh. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We regret this error and any confusion it may have caused.
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