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Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

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Empowering slum dwellers in South Asia

A four-year project in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has come to an end, building capacity for over 40,000 people in slums across six cities.

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Forum for Technology Justice

Online now: video outputs of inspiration, collaboration and passionate debate about our shared future and how technology will shape it.

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Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises

Practical Action is part of a new initiative to support small businesses that have a clear social and economic impact on their communities.

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Knowledge for resilient livelihoods – Bidhya's story

This story dates back to couple of months ago when I visited one of the Practical Action projects in mid-west Nepal. Funded by the Z...
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It's a happier life with biogas

Biomass energy (firewood, charcoal, and crop residues) makes up more than 80% of primary energy consumption in Sudan. Over many year...
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Nepal earthquake: my country one year on

Today marks the year anniversary since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated my country. I have just returned from Ashrang - a villa...
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Working worldwide to fight poverty

Energy access

Sustainable access to modern energy services for all by 2030

Food & agriculture

Sustainable systems of agriculture that provide food security and livelihoods for the rural poor

Urban water & waste

Improved access to drinking water, sanitation and waste services for the urban poor

Disaster risk reduction

Reduced risk of disasters for marginalised groups and communities

Consulting

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Policy & practice

We actively share knowledge and seek to influence the policy and practice of others to build greater benefits for all.

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