Please note: this is an archive of past newsletters from Practical Action's East Office. For recent news of our work, please see the current newsletter, Updates.
Practical Action (ITDG) East Africa newsletter archive
"Kit" was Practical Action East Africa's newsletter, and featured reports on all aspects of Practical Action-EA's work. Each issue is available to read online, or can be downloaded as a full-colour PDF for printing.
KIT: Practical Action-EA's newsletter April 2004
This issue includes: Practical Action Nakuru wins the Scroll of Honour; micro media card pack launched; the plight of the Ivoruri Jua Kali artisans; voluntary counselling and testing services among pastoralists; talking about HIV and sex; the Nakuru Local Urban Observatory.
The December 2003 issue looks at: smoke and health in Turkana, the inaugural pastoralists’ week, livestock keepers' rights, border peace initiatives, and Tegla Loroupe’s Peace Race.
December 2003 contents and text pages
The August 2003 issue looks at environmental conservation in relation to the energy sector, and practical ways of improving the lives of slum dwellers.
August 2003 issue contents and text pages
or download the August 2003 issue of KIT ~ 1.2Mb
NB: very large file
The June 2003 issue focuses on marginalised or "hardship" areas, and in particular the problems affecting people living in the North Rift. Features include: a voluntary HIV/Aids counselling and testing centre, animal health, conflict in the north and a teacher's view of the insecurity, how sand dams are regenerating Baragoi, strengthening participatory urban planning, international women's day, community seed shows, living with wildlife, Practical Action's new programme aims, and questioning whether ICTs can help to bridge the poverty gap.
June 2003 issue contents
The December 2002 issue includes: women’s self-help groups in Marsabit, the importance of story-telling, herbal-based traditionally produced remedies for livestock, pastoralists and conservation, crime in Nairobi, Maasai women tell of their hopes on video, and the story of two inspirational women.
Read the December issue (text)
Please note that until 2005, Practical Action was known as ITDG - the Intermediate Technology Development Group.
Further news of Practical Action East Africa's work can be found in the Peace Bulletin, which covers all aspects of conflict resolution work in the region.