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About Practical Action
Practical Action was introduced more than 40 years ago by radical economist, philosopher and author of Small is Beautiful, Dr EF Schumacher. The charity’s ethos is that the right idea – however small – can change lives, create jobs and improve health and livelihoods. The tools to reduce poverty may be simple or sophisticated, but to provide long-term practical answers, must be placed firmly in the hands of local people.
By taking small steps and working with existing resources, appropriate ideas can help people to help themselves. Working in 11 countries worldwide, Practical Action’s unique approach to development has had a positive impact on the lives of millions.
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COP 19 will be remembered as the talks where poor countries and the NGO movement finally took a stand
Chris Henderson, policy adviser at Practical Action who attended the talks said "COP 19 will be remembered as the talks where poor countries and the NGO movement finally took a stand and walked out early. Where people felt so desperate to make their point about the lack of progress that t...Read more
Practical Action’s ‘Safer Cities’ appeal has launched. The charity is urging the public to support urban projects helping some of the most vulnerable women and children in the world. Urban poverty is on the rise. In 2007, the earth’s urban population overtook its ru...Read more
26 September 2013: International development charity Practical Action has taken the decision to temporarily close its office in Khartoum after violent protests erupted on the streets of the Sudanese capital.Read more