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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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Pumpkins Against Poverty

TV presenter and journalist Kate Thornton recently visited Bangladesh to see what impact the £1m raised for Pumpkins Against Poverty, matched by UKAID, will have.

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Flood Resilience Portal

A new website provides development workers who live and work in flood-affected communities with easy access to the resources they need to build resilience to floods.

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Practical Action beneficiaries support flood relief efforts

Bangladeshi farmers who benefited from the Pumpkins Against Poverty project have donated part of their harvest to victims of the country’s devastating floods..

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The first instalment of "A Google free month" - ask nicely

Do you remember the movie Sliding Doors? The one that asks the question ‘what if she never caught that train?’

A colleagu...
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Livestock Epidemio-Surveillance project in East Sudan

The three states of eastern Sudan - Kassala, Gadarif and Red Sea – are among the poorest in Sudan.  Chronic poverty and food insecur...
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Juliet - the water entrepreneur

“I’m so glad that Practical Action didn’t look down on me like everyone else. They picked me up and dusted me off.” Read more

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energy access

Energy access

Sustainable access to modern energy services for all by 2030

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Food & agriculture

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

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Disaster risk reduction

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

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