Winrock’s American Carbon Registry
(ACR) announced approval of its first REDD methodology for Avoiding Planned Deforestation
, developed by Winrock’s forest carbon team and approved through a public comment and peer review process. The methodology is applicable in the U.S. and internationally for registration of carbon-offset projects that reduce emissions from avoided conversion of forest to non-forest use or avoided degradation of forests.
In March, ACR Founding Members Nike, Xcel Energy and Finite Carbon Corporation received ACR awards for outstanding environmental achievements .
At the 5th Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forum in Lima, Peru, the Winrock International Nepal team was presented a Special Achievement Award for its work to alleviate indoor smoke in rural Nepal .
Amelia Peltz, Winrock program officer for Gender and Women’s Empowerment, was published in the March issue (p. 17) of InterAction’s Monday Developments magazine, where she wrote about the progress made toward gender equality within international development, as well as the work yet to be done.
Food Hubs (or regional aggregation facilities committed to a value chain approach) are a key component to get healthy, fair, affordable and green food to consumers. The Wallace Center at Winrock International – at the forefront of working with market-based, sustainable food systems – recently collaborated with USDA and two other national organizations to study dozens of Food Hubs across the country. Sign up for a free webinar on May 19 to hear findings about this new food distribution paradigm.
An Arkansas startup, Hy-Conn, which has been receiving assistance from Winrock’s Innovate Arkansas program, will appear in the May 13 episode of Shark Tank on ABC to pitch their product .
Last month, during a celebration of International Women’s Day, Dr. Michael Milly Hussein, minister of education for the Government of Southern Sudan, addressed the nation about the difficulties facing young women trying to complete secondary school. During his remarks, he recognized the Winrock-implemented Gender Equity through Education (GEE) program as a committed partner supporting girls’ education and called on other partners to follow this example.
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