USAID, through the Winrock-implemented Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) project, is helping villagers in Cambodia acquire the rights to manage the land they’ve lived on for generations. Read more in USAID’s Frontlines
. Watch this video to see how SFB is “Protecting Forests, Enriching Lives."
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University traveled last year to Burkina Faso, where Winrock is implementing Multiple-Use water Services (MUS) through the USAID-funded West African Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program
. Early results from their investigation revealed "the unexpected role that women’s entrepreneurship plays in spurring demand for enhanced wells." Read more
Visiting the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of the cooperation of the United States and Vietnam to "strengthen Vietnam’s resilience to the effects" of climate change. In his remarks, Kerry announced "an initial commitment of $17 million for USAID’s Vietnam Forest and Deltas Program" — a program being implemented by Winrock. Read Secretary Kerry's full remarks.
In December, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, the California Coastal Conservancy, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Winrock’s American Carbon Registry, The Nature Conservancy, HydroFocus, and Tierra Resources announced the kick-off meetings for development of a new carbon offset methodology to scientifically quantify greenhouse gas emissions reductions from the restoration of California deltaic and coastal wetlands. Funding for methodology development was provided by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the California Coastal Conservancy, Metropolitan Water District and DWR. Read the full announcement.
In Tajikistan, Winrock helped women farmers "gain land-use rights and secure positions in water user associations." Read more from USAID's Global Waters this month.
After completing two rounds in Fayetteville, Ark., the ARK Challenge will expand to Little Rock this year. Administered by Innovate Arkansas, the ARK Challenge is a three-month boot camp for tech-based startups.
The Healthy Food Commerce Investments program of Wholesome Wave has been studying food hubs, and the viability of several individual hubs. An upcoming National Good Food Network webinar will present a distillation of their work: What makes a solid, investable hub business? Join the Wallace Center on Feb. 20 for this free webinar: Getting Your Bucks in a Row – the Food Hub Due Diligence Toolkit.
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