Providing economic opportunity, food security and a safe environment for future generations requires leadership at all levels of society. Winrock has long made it a top priority to equip emerging leaders, particularly women and girls, with the skills, opportunities and networks of support they need to succeed in their communities and beyond.
Smart, science-based natural resource management is critical to China’s future. Which means that well-trained young leaders are more important than ever. The Ford Foundation-funded SPUR program helped provide education and training to 45 young scholars in southwestern China. Their training and leadership is evident both in their home universities and in the way that government agencies and civil society groups are working together to alleviate poverty and improve the natural environment in Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan provinces.