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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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‘Sunolo Sakhi’, let's do the #PeriodTalk

Written by Aurosmita Acharya, Journalist, DNA, India ‘Sunolo Sakhi’, literally meaning 'Sisters, let's listen', was broadcast for...
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Making up time on Loss and Damage

This week the world passed a benchmark when the 56th country submitted documents of ratification for the global climate c...
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Pumpkin producers association - a marketing platform of the extreme poor

Recently, I was in Rangpur and met some of our colleagues and partners and had the opportunity to discuss the associations establish...
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