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News and media enquiries

For all media enquiries, please contact Andy Heath or Abbie Wells, Practical Action Press & Media Officers.

UK office hours: + 44 (0) 1926 634 552
Mobile: +44 (0) 7880 671 315

UK office hours: + 44 (0) 1926 634 510
Mobile: +44 (0) 7880 671 315

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.

Practical Action is a member of AlertNet.

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Press releases

Greenest World Cup ever highlights energy poverty in competing countries

One-third of the countries competing in the FIFA 2014 World Cup are unable to produce as much solar energy as one of the stadiums they are competing in. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Iran, Ivory Coast and Uruguay all produce less solar power than th...

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Save money and time and dine below the line at Spitalfields Market

Live Below the Line stand to pop up at Spitalfields Market

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International Development Minister praises Practical Action for its most successful fundraising campaign ever

UK International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone MP visited the offices of Practical Action to celebrate the organisation having its most successful fundraising campaign ever.

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