New report shows how reforming energy financing can radically hasten energy access

News   •   Apr 05, 2017 14:01 BST

​Poor families in developing countries are being denied access to basic technology and services by financial systems which fail to bring them modern energy.


Practical Action wins top international renewable energy and sustainability prize

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 17:25 GMT

UK-based non-profit organisation Practical Action acknowledged for extensive work in installing off-grid renewable energy solutions in poor communities


New report calls for support to provide poor communities with access to basic products

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 12:31 GMT

One billion people lack access to electricity, 663 million people lack access to clean water, 815 million people are chronically undernourished and 3 billion people lack access to clean cooking facilities around the world.


Practical Action inspires national science competition win

News   •   Dec 08, 2017 11:31 GMT

Two students from Felsted School in Essex, were the winners of the Discovery Award at the Youth Grand Challenges competition held in London yesterday.


International development agency launches unique fundraising partnership with Grundfos

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 09:20 GMT

International development agency Practical Action is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Grundfos – a global leader in pump solutions and water technology.


Fundraiser dies in round the world sailing event

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2017 14:43 GMT

Practical Action supporter Simon Speirs has died while raising thousands of pounds for some of the poorest people in the world. Tributes have been paid to Simon who was fundraising by competing in a round the world sailing event.


Report highlights ineffective response to leading cause of child mortality

News   •   Nov 19, 2017 00:15 GMT

New report highlights link between diarrhoea, malnutrition and long-term stunting and effectiveness of hand washing in combating diarrhoea in slum communities.


New trustees provide Practical Action board with greater international experience

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2017 13:17 GMT

Practical Action has appointed two new trustees to its board to provide greater international development global south experience and perspective.


Practical Action wins prestigious award for work on early warning systems

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 09:43 GMT

International development charity Practical Action has won the PODER “Think Tank of the Year” award for work during the 2017 floods and landslides in Lima.


Hurricanes highlight importance of climate change adaptation for world’s poorest

News   •   Oct 03, 2017 14:53 BST

New farming techniques are being used to help millions adapt to the devastating consequences of climate change in south Asia.

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