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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

Practical Action wins top international renewable energy and sustainability prize

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

20 million people in Bangladesh dying for a drink

20 million people in Bangladesh dying for a drink

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2016 16:05 BST

Every day in Bangladesh 20 million people drink water laced with dangerous levels of arsenic. The vast majority don’t know they are doing so. It kills an estimated 43,000 people every year but Practical Action is helping to change this.

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Peru floods - an update: Hundreds of families return home after flood clean up

Peru floods - an update: Hundreds of families return home after flood clean up

News   •   Jun 29, 2017 15:40 BST

After almost three months of living in temporary shelters, around 231 families in Piura, northern Peru have returned home, thanks to the support of Practical Action, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, UNDP and the local government.

New report highlights huge barriers to technological development for global south

New report highlights huge barriers to technological development for global south

News   •   Jan 20, 2016 23:59 GMT

Practical Action release a new call to action urging people to join a movement for Technology Justice. The document calls for a major overhaul in the way innovation, research and technological developments take place to benefit all people and the planet.

Former CEO Simon Trace awarded CBE in New Year's Honours

Former CEO Simon Trace awarded CBE in New Year's Honours

News   •   Jan 08, 2016 15:30 GMT

Simon Trace, former Practical Action CEO awarded CBE in New Years’ Honours in recognition for his contribution to international development policy and practice over many years which has enabled millions of poor people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Practical Action welcomes DFID commitment to power Africa

Practical Action welcomes DFID commitment to power Africa

News   •   Oct 26, 2015 17:12 GMT

Practical Action global energy advocate Aaron Leopold welcomes DFID's new commitment to bringing energy into Africa and their partnership with Power for All

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Empowering women: Voices from Africa,  heard in New York

Empowering women: Voices from Africa, heard in New York

Blog posts   •   Mar 24, 2017 17:01 GMT

Practical Action focused on the role energy can play in empowering women in Africa at the UN Commssion on the Status of Women Conference.

Call to major philanthropic foundations to back move to renewables

Call to major philanthropic foundations to back move to renewables

Blog posts   •   Oct 02, 2014 12:46 BST

Ahead of the global Climate Change talks in New York this week a group of 160 environmental prize winners from 44 countries called on the major philanthropic trust and foundations around the world to apply their billions of dollars of trust funds and endowments to “turn the tide of climate change”.

As the costs of renewables plummet, are we about to see Technology Justice in the energy sector?

As the costs of renewables plummet, are we about to see Technology Justice in the energy sector?

Blog posts   •   Sep 25, 2014 17:01 BST

Business as usual in the energy sector will not keep us below the CO2 levels necessary to avoid severe climate change, but that doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix (one of the 3 UN Sustainable Energy for All targets for 2030) would.

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"The thing about arsenic is that it kills you every day"

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20 million people drink arsenic contaminated water in Bangladesh every day.

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