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Response to new data on the impact of stoves on health of children.

Response to new data on the impact of stoves on health of children.

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2016 11:19 GMT

Practical Action household air pollution expert Dr Lucy Stevens has responded to a new study which found that improved stoves in Malawi had a negligible effect on the levels of pneumonia amongst children aged under five.

Vetting better all the time! Transforming lives by improving animal health in Sudan

Vetting better all the time! Transforming lives by improving animal health in Sudan

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2016 09:59 BST

Nearly half a million farmers from the poorest and most remote areas of eastern Sudan are set to benefit from a major new veterinary project designed to reduce hunger and poverty by improving the health of millions of chickens, goats and cattle.

Marketing Darfur: can trade bring peace and stability to a troubled region?

Marketing Darfur: can trade bring peace and stability to a troubled region?

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2016 16:08 BST

How Practical Action is helping to bring together conflicting communities by re-establishing traditional farmland, trading routes and markets.

Smashing Pumpkins! Thousands of landless farmers to turn sand flats into fields

Smashing Pumpkins! Thousands of landless farmers to turn sand flats into fields

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 07:05 BST

Practical Action's radical climate change adaptation project in Bangladesh is set for a £1m expansion over the next two years, after a successful fundraising appeal, matched by the UK Government.

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Practical Action signs up to new safeguarding standards

News   •   Mar 21, 2018 12:49 GMT

Practical Action has signed up to safeguarding standards and released its response to the UK Government regarding safeguarding and sexual abuse.

Experts call for global action to help refugees and host communities access reliable energy

Experts call for global action to help refugees and host communities access reliable energy

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 18:55 GMT

Following a Global Action Plan conference in Berlin, United Nations, donors and non governmental organisations call for global action towards universal clean energy access among displaced people and host communities

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

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.

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.

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New dam to fight poverty in North Darfur

New dam to fight poverty in North Darfur

Blog posts   •   Sep 28, 2015 09:33 BST

Practical Action have worked with a community in North Darfur to complete a dam which will provide water to poor farming communities for the first time in more than a decade. Conflict in the region often erupts over scarce resources such as water and agricultural land. This project will help reduce opportunities for conflict.

Amber/Red for DFID - not business as usual

Amber/Red for DFID - not business as usual

Blog posts   •   May 21, 2015 17:52 BST

Alison Griffith, markets expert at Practical Action looks at what the Department for International Development should do now following criticism from a new report by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI)

Nepal earthquake: My experience in the heart of Kathmandu

Blog posts   •   May 01, 2015 14:48 BST

Our consultant Mary Wilcox was in Kathmandu when the Nepal earthquake struck. This is her story.

Los productores de café a adaptarse al cambio climático (with English translation)

Los productores de café a adaptarse al cambio climático (with English translation)

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2015 11:55 BST

Ahead of the CBA9 conference in Nairobi Roberto Montero talks about our work in the Peruvian Amazon with families linked to small coffee farms.

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Abdur Rahim's Success Story: Pathways from Poverty

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A video with Abdur Rahim showing the success of implementing Pathways from Poverty in Nepal. He received training from SHIREE in cultivat...

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Giving Voices To Slum Dwellers: A Step Towards Reducing Inequality

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Practical Action is involved in promoting systems of decentralised urban governance in Butwal and Bharatpur municipalities through “Deliv...

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HAPPY - Practical Action in Nepal

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This video showcases our work in Nepal and the real people who have been affected by our work. The video shows a variety of our technolog...

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A safer start in life: handwashing and child health in Kisumu, Kenya

We outline handwashing and child health in informal settlements in Kisumu, Kenya; plans to improve it; and we need to do. Calling for: • Understanding of barriers to hand hygiene • Recognition of links between diarrhoea, malnutrition & life prospects • Greater funding for hygiene programmes

Poverty cannot be tackled without fighting climate change: new report

A new report by Practical Action and partner NGOs has highlighted the links between global poverty and climate change against the backdrop of a meeting of world leaders in New York in September at a summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It says the conference offers a vital opportunity for the international community to tackle climate change, which is driving people into poverty.

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