Practical Action appoints new chair of trustees

News   •   Apr 23, 2019 14:17 BST

Innovative international development group, Practical Action, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Yvonne Pinto as their new chair of trustees.

Practical Action welcomes Penny Mordaunt’s climate warning at World Bank summit

News   •   Apr 12, 2019 09:36 BST

Climate change experts at Practical Action have welcomed the International Development Secretary’s climate warning and are calling for investment in ingenious solutions to make the world’s poorest more resilient to disasters caused by climate change.

Practical Action calls for new response to climate change

News   •   Apr 02, 2019 11:25 BST

The aid community must change their approach to face a new climate reality, avoid massive loss of life and protect millions of dollars’ of investment in development work.

Global Distributors Collective launches Innovation Challenge

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2019 14:53 GMT

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC), a collective of over 100 last mile distribution companies coordinated by Practical Action, which aims to help make life-changing products affordable and available to all, today launched its pioneering Innovation Challenge.

Emergency funds released to support recovery from Cyclone Idai

News   •   Mar 22, 2019 12:46 GMT

Practical Action has released emergency funds to enable staff in Malawi and Zimbabwe assess damage and work with communities affected by Cyclone Idai to rebuild so they are more resilient to climate change in future

Practical Action wins prestigious sector award for work on waste management in Bangladesh

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 19:13 GMT

Practical Action has been announced as the winner of the BOND collaboration award, which recognises the importance of effective relationships and collaborations across the international development sector to create transformational change on a global level.

Cyclone Idai hits Southern Africa

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 14:41 GMT

A cyclone has hit Southern Africa over the weekend, affecting some of Zimbabwe’s poorest people.

Practical Action Publishing wins first ever Small Press of the Year Award

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 08:27 GMT

Practical Action Publishing has been crowned the Midlands regional winner of the first ever British Book Awards: Small Press of the Year Award at the London Book Fair at Olympia, now in its 48th year.

“We need to talk about poo” shortlisted for international award

News   •   Mar 12, 2019 11:09 GMT

Practical Action has been shortlisted for a BOND collaboration award, which recognises the importance of effective relationships and collaborations across the international development sector to create transformational change on a global level .

Isle of Man students given the chance to learn how solar can help people adapt to climate change

Press releases   •   Feb 19, 2019 14:51 GMT

Practical Action have launched a brand new challenge aimed at Isle of Man students which is designed to show how solar energy can transform the lives of African farmers. Running alongside it is a design competition which could earn the winning school £100 worth of STEM kit.

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