A Letter From The President
I can’t help but see the work of Winrock in these advances. Winrock has made significant contributions over the course of our history to the improved social and environmental conditions on display around the world. We have helped spread agricultural success. We have brought energy to the places in the world where it’s needed most. We are helping eliminate trafficking in places where it was thought to be intractable. These are all part of the global trend toward a healthier, more democratic, more capable world.
You’ll read here about some of our recent projects: building lasting relationships between farmers and rice mills in Nepal; connecting the dots between illegal logging and climate change in the Tropics; providing livelihoods and support to survivors of human trafficking in several regions of Bangladesh, and identifying local leaders in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh. You’ll read about a solar minigrid project that has brought electricity to Gbamu Gbamu, Nigeria, empowering small business owners. And you’ll learn about our nonprofit enterprise the American Carbon Registry (ACR). Through ACR we have reached the milestone of issuing more than 100 million tonnes of carbon offset credits — the equivalent of taking over 21 million cars off the road for a year.