News releases - Archive 2003
This is an archive of news releases for 2003. Click here for the most recent news releases.
Lottery win for ITDGPractical Action December 2003
ITDGPractical Action has been awarded nearly £750,000 from the National Lottery's Community Fund for its work with poor people at risk of river erosion, flooding and cyclones in Bangladesh.
Smoke - the Killer in the Kitchen November 2003
Smoke in the home from cooking on wood, dung and crop waste kills nearly one million children a year. In its report, Smoke: the Killer in the Kitchen, ITDGPractical Action is calling for global action to save the lives of 1.6 million men, women and children lost each year to lethal levels of household smoke.
GATS and the threat to community electricity in Sri Lanka September 2003
The US and EU should halt attempts to pressurise developing countries to accept electricity privatisation in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations so that low cost community run electricity schemes are protected.
Broadband cycling challenge communicates the need to connect the world's poor April 2003
Two telecoms consultancy firm directors are trying to help bridge the digital divide between rich and poor countries with a 1,000km sponsored cycle ride.
The Sustainable Design Award in action April 2003
A student hopes to help women in poor countries earn more money with her award winning design for her dual purpose container, which can be used as a peanut butter jar and then recycled as drinking beaker.
Vicar takes to the road to help those facing poverty April 2003
A determined Cheltenham vicar is to compete in the prestigious London Marathon in aid of those facing poverty in Bangladesh.
ITDGPractical Action Development Education wins DATA award March 2003
ITDGPractical Action's Bren Hellier has received a prestigious education honour for her work in spreading the word about design and our impact on the planet.
ITDGPractical Action at the World Water Forum March 2003
A new video about Secure Water, a research project in which ITDGPractical Action is a key partner, is being screened at the third World Water Forum in Kyoto, Japan.
ITDGPractical Action and Comic Relief - changing lives February 2003
How Comic Relief funds have enabled ITDGPractical Action to help women in Sudan, where training in food processing can increase women's incomes and change attitudes.