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Global Distributors Collective launches Innovation Challenge

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.

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

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.

Global aid group searches for new Chair of Trustees

Global aid group searches for new Chair of Trustees

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 12:38 GMT

Practical Action has begun its search for a new Chair of Trustees as its current chair Helena Molyneux comes to the end of her six-year term of service.

Global Distributors Collective launches

Global Distributors Collective launches

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 08:30 GMT

Global innovator Practical Action, alongside partners Hystra and BoP Innovation Center, is today launching the Global Distributors Collective (GDC), which aims to help make life-changing products affordable and available to all.

Development charity looks for new talent

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 14:22 BST

Innovative development charity Practical Action is set to recruit new members to its marketing and fundraising team as part of a transformation of the way in which it communicates and fundraises.

Renewable energy to enable refugees to transform their lives

Renewable energy to enable refugees to transform their lives

Press releases   •   Apr 22, 2018 09:00 BST

A huge investment by the IKEA Foundation is set to showcase the power of renewable energy for refugees. It will change culture towards entrepreneurship and reducing dependency on aid. The new project will be implemented by Practical Action and UNHCR

Absolute radio presenter returns from Kenya after groundbreaking campaign broadcast

Absolute radio presenter returns from Kenya after groundbreaking campaign broadcast

Press releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 14:31 GMT

Absolute Radio presenter Pete Donaldson has spoken about his experiences after returning from the slums of Kenya after recording the station’s first-ever outside broadcast from Africa.

Aspera Makes Donation to Practical Action Project in Peru

Aspera Makes Donation to Practical Action Project in Peru

Press releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 15:05 GMT

Aspera, a worldwide provider of Software Asset Management solutions and services, has donated over $16,000 USD to the Practical Action project "Healthy Schools in Apurimac" in Peru.

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

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.

International development agency launches unique fundraising partnership with Grundfos

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

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.

New trustees provide Practical Action board with greater international experience

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

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.

Greater finance needed to achieve global goals to close the electricity and clean cooking access gap by 2030

Greater finance needed to achieve global goals to close the electricity and clean cooking access gap by 2030

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 17:36 BST

New Energizing Finance report series highlights opportunities to spur investment in centralized and decentralised energy access solutions.

Moving Energy Initiative supports clean energy projects to boost health and enterprise in Goudoubo refugee camp

Moving Energy Initiative supports clean energy projects to boost health and enterprise in Goudoubo refugee camp

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2017 15:07 BST

10,000 refugees and neighbouring communities will benefit from greater access to affordable, clean energy to power ‘microbusinesses’ and water pumps for irrigation in Goudoubo camp, the Moving Energy Initiative consortium announces today.

H&M Foundation donates £1m to Practical Action to improve sanitation in Indian slums

H&M Foundation donates £1m to Practical Action to improve sanitation in Indian slums

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2017 15:07 BST

The non-profit H&M Foundation has donated £1m to improve sanitation for slum communities in Eastern India.

Practical Action wins global award for work in Darfur

Practical Action wins global award for work in Darfur

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2017 13:51 BST

Practical Action in partnership with UN Environment has won this year’s Land for Life Award for a project which transforms huge swathes of desert into farmland in one of the most challenging environments on Earth.

Practical Action Bangladesh writes and produces national TV drama

Practical Action Bangladesh writes and produces national TV drama

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2017 10:41 BST

Practical Action Bangladesh has written and produced a drama for national TV on Faecal Sludge Management entitled ‘Bikhyato Babu – Babu: The Famous Bhai’.