Winrock’s history in Thailand stretches deep to the roots of the organization, when 60 students from the Southeast Asian country were awarded graduate-level fellowships by the Agricultural Development Council — founded by John D. Rockefeller 3RD in 1954. In 2005, the nation also benefitted from the work of John D. Rockefeller 3rd scholars, who investigated how the rural poor could be compensated for protecting the environment — for example, keeping forest watersheds clean. In the last few years, Winrock project work has focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry and land-use sector.
Complex problems require transcendent solutions, ones that span borders and sectors. Human trafficking is such a problem, and the Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons program (USAID Asia CTIP) is such a solution. A five-year (2016-2021) program, USAID Asia CTIP is a regional activity that focuses on transnational and regional challenges to combat human trafficking. The program aims to reduce the trafficking of persons in Asia through a coordinated and consolidated action by governments, civil society and business that will foster cross-border cooperation, develop opportunities for private-sector leadership and improve the quality of data associated with human trafficking.
CTIP Bangladesh Project Page
CTIP Cambodia Project Page
Asia’s forests are a critical economic and environmental resource for its people. Yet logging, farming and other human activities are accelerating deforestation at an alarming rate. This USAID-funded program developed a regional approach that promotes sustainable land use and establishes financial incentives for preserving critical forestland.
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