Winrock International, in partnership with the Delta Center for Economic Development at Arkansas State University
, will receive a $300,000 investment to minimize economic dislocations resulting from natural and other disasters, improving responsiveness and effectiveness in the recovery process. Winrock and ASU will undertake the development of an Economic Adjustment Assistance Strategy for a seven-county region in northeast Arkansas. This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration
, will focus on the agricultural sector in the targeted area of eastern Arkansas where droughts, floods, and winds have, historically, drastically and negatively affected the region’s economy.
-funded, Winrock-implemented Liberia Smallholder Oil Palm Revitalization project is featured in the March issue of USAID’s Frontlines
newsletter. Click here
for the full story.
The American Carbon Registry
has approved the first carbon offset methodology
for a fugitive methane emission reduction project in the U.S. oil and gas sector. The groundbreaking methodology, developed by Verdeo Group
and Devon Energy Corporation
, will enable oil and gas companies to generate carbon offset credits by retrofitting existing high-bleed pneumatic controllers with low-bleed options, thus reducing fugitive emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The methodology is expected to incentivize retrofit projects, reducing the largest source of emissions in the U.S. oil and gas exploration and production sector. The EPA estimates that pneumatic devices annually emit over 20 million metric tons of CO2. Read the full press release here
On April 13, Winrock hosted a panel on "Strategies to Prevent Trafficking of Women and Children" as part of the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Salvador, Brazil. Winrock's panel provided detailed information about the context of human trafficking in Brazil, including trafficking of children and adolescents for sexual exploitation in the state of Bahia, and also outlined Winrock's global approaches to fighting trafficking in persons, including the importance of collaboration with the criminal justice sector.
Are you interested in working at Winrock? Click here
to search current openings and post your resume. Would you like to volunteer with Winrock? Click here
to learn more about new opportunities.