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Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

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Nepal earthquake - latest

We have reached devastated communities in Gorkha and Dhading districts, to distribute food, provide temporary shelters and supply clean water and sanitation

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Nepal earthquake - reports

Eyewitness reports from our staff in Nepal on the impact of the earthquake and its aftermath.

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Earthquake in Nepal

Rural communities we work with in Gorkha district and elsewhere have been devastated by the earthquake and we have launched an appeal to help them.

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News from our blogs

How many more deaths will it take before Disaster Risk Reduction is adequately financed?

The extent of the horrific devastation in Nepal caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake is being increasingly realised. At least 7,56...
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Seven lessons from Nepal Earthquake

‘Life is unpredictable’ is a cliché more than a statement. But that cliché has become the most relevant statement in our lives. The ...
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What I saw in Gorkha after the earthquake

I recently visited one of the severely earthquake affected districts – Gorkha which is also one of the project areas of Practical Ac...
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Nepal earthquake

The earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April has directly affected our work.

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Energy access

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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


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Technology justice

We believe in technology justice - a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used for the benefit of all.

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