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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

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.

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

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.

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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.

Report highlights ineffective response to leading cause of child mortality

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 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.

East Africa Drought: an update

East Africa Drought: an update

News   •   Mar 21, 2017 16:12 GMT

The devastating drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan is affecting the communities Practical Action works with in Turkana. 33 solar-powered water pumps we constructed in the region are also under strain due to increased demand.

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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.

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.

Technology Justice: a new paradigm for the SDGs

Technology Justice: a new paradigm for the SDGs

Blog posts   •   Jun 19, 2015 12:52 BST

We are now entering the final few months of discussions that will cement global development targets for the next 15 years. This is an introduction to Technology Justice: a new paradigm to inform the design and implementation of these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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)

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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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Giving Voices To Slum Dwellers: A Step Towards Reducing Inequality

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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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