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Class activities

Activities to help students understand the effects of climate change on people in the developing world.

Participatory Market Systems Development (PMSD) Training

Practical Action Consulting are delivering a 2-day training to the PMSD process at the SEEP annual conference in Washington DC in November 2012

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Agriculture and Food Security

Agriculture is the cornerstone of most developing countries' economies. Unfortunately, agriculture alone is no longer able to provide a reliable livelihood for the growing populations in these countries. Alternative or additional income generating opportunities are needed to support th...

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Fireless cooker

The "fireless cooker" uses stored heat to cook food over a long period of time. A simple basket, insulated with banana leaves or old clothes, can reduce fuel use by 40%.

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Free energy

This Concept Cartoon help pupils explore different energy sources and question whether energy is ever free.

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Homes

A series of images of homes in developing countries showing the use of different sustainable materials including brick, stone, grass, bamboo, wood

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Indoor smoke inhalation

Over four million people die each year as a result of inhaling lethal smoke from kitchen stoves and fires.

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INTEC Science Centre

See how INTEC ran a day for Year 8 students.

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Moja Island

Moja Island is a 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.

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Small Is ... Challenge

Suitable for KS2-4 students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us all lead a more sustainable future.

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Sustainability Matters in Design and Technology

Sustainability Matters is an essential resource for any department delivering the new GCSE specifications in Design and Technology.

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The Squashed Tomato Challenge

A fun hands-on activity based on a real life problem in Nepal. The challenge: to design and build a model system that can transport tomatoes. Suitable for a CREST in a day award.

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Wind Power Challenge

Using scrap materials students design and buid a simple wind turbine capable of lifting a cup off the floor to bench height...powered by a hairdryer. Suitable for KS2-5.

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#techjustice in action

Three videos presented by Ortis Deley exploring the science behind some of the the technologies essential to life...water pumps, flood-proof housing and biogas digesters.

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'Quincha' earthquake-resistant housing

Following a devastating earthquake in the Alto Mayo region of Peru in 1990 Practical Action be...

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100 Small things to make a difference poster

This colourful A1 poster giving pupils 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, with space for them to add 10 ideas of their own

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36th WEDC International Conference

In recognition of our leading role in working with the urban poor in Nakuru, Practical Action helped to organise this year’s WEDC conference. The conference looked at delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment and attracted practitioners, researchers, donors and...

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6 Rs and Sustainability terms

Links to activities and presentations to support students to understand some of the terms commonly used to define sustainability.

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74 mock drills conducted in Karnali River basin of Nepal ahead of monsoon season

Practical Action in coordination with Department of Hydrology (DHM) and local authorities organised 74 mock drills on early warning system (EWS) at 74 communities of Bardiya and Kailali districts in Western Nepal on 5 June 2015.

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A Chinese Biogas Manual - Arabic edition

Download the Arabic edition of A Chinese Biogas Manual Find out more Popularising technology in the countryside  Edited By Ariane van Buren  A Chinese Biogas Manual uses diagrams and pictures to show how the basic...

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A propos

Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. We work together with some of the world’s poorest women, men and children, helping to tackle poverty in the developing world through the innovative use of technology.

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About the organisation

Practical Action is a registered charity in the UK and a company limited by guarantee, under the direction of a Board of Trustees.

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ACCESS (Access to clean cook stoves for economic sustainability and social well-being)

Practical Action is working to increase energy access in India by promoting biogas, mini-grid services and household solar energy. We want to replace kerosene, which is expensive and dangerous. We are also looking to include improved cook-stoves and cook-fuels to this integrated approach to en...

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Access to energy

The Energy programme in Nepal plans to increase access to energy in lightning, and clean and efficient technologies for cooking, benefiting 150,000 rural populations. Practical Action focuses mainly on developing and testing new innovative ideas to engage the private sector in providing ac...

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Access to Markets

Markets as cross cutting issue will be mainstreamed in all programmes whenever that is possible with main objective is to have access to markets opened up for poor communities in Sudan and engage them with private sector. Market expansion and access is essential for communities to be able ...

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Access to sanitation

We believe that improving environmental health is the most least cost and high impact approach to reduce poverty and improve well being of the poor men and women.

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Activities

Class activities which increase students understanding of energy and sustainability within the geography curriculum.

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Activities

Activities relating to food and agriculture suitable for the geography curriculum.

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Activities

Activities which reinforce understanding on climate change, weather and the natural environment

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Activities

Class activities that reinforce understanding of human waste management

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Activities

Activities to develop understanding of the causes and consequences of flooding

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Adapting rice to saltier water

Using forgotten indigenous varieties of rice to grow in saltier water

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Adapting Technologies: Rice in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has experienced an increase in temperatures and relatively low rainfall for an extended period over the last 20 years, leading to a decrease in ground water levels. At the same time, increased sea levels have also caused sea water intrusion into coastal lagoons and estuary systems, c...

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Addressing climate change

Practical Action has implemented pilot adaptation in seven regions of Peru, which have been validated methodologies, management tools and technologies according to each situation

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Administrative and Finance Associate ( for Partner NGO, Jumla)

Building Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Capacity of CSOs in Agriculture and Forest Sectors (BICAS) project is an EC co-funded project being implemented in Kalikot, Mugu, Jumla, Bajhang and Bajura districts. Practical Action has been implementing the project in partnership with the local NGOs...

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Agricultural Field Officers

Practical Action Southern Africa, part of an international technology development organisation head quartered in the United Kingdom and  with offices in East Africa, Latin America and South Asia, is recruiting Agricultural Field Officers to be based in Mutasa, Manicaland Province,Zimbabwe...

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Agricultural production and market access

Our work in Latin America on agricultural production and improving producers' access to markets is concentrated on two main ecosystems: mountainous and tropical forests.

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Agriculture

La production agricole, dans de nombreuses régions du monde, est une activité menée à petite échelle par des agriculteurs ayant peu de ressources financières et naturelles. Il existe de nombreuses options pour améliorer la production même si elles ne sont souvent pas bien connues.

Agriculture and DRR

Aim: to have sustainable systems of agriculture, natural resource management and market access developed to provide food security and livelihoods

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Agriculture, markets and food security

This programme strives to bring a visible impact on food security situation in rural areas through improving the agricultural input technology, increasing access to smallholders' friendly irrigation scheme, and market system development.

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Alternative Livelihoods

With appropriate conditions farmers can engage effectively in markets which have the potential to improve their livelihoods, through improved access to affordable and good quality inputs and services, better business relationships and enhanced influence on the institutions and factors that shape ...

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An overview of our community-based extension work

Community based extension involves training community representatives to support farmers with advice, services and inputs on an on-going basis.

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Animal drawn carts

A simplified donkey-pulled cart allows farmers to transport all their produce to market in one trip

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Annual report and accounts 2013-14

Practical Action's annual report and accounts for 2013-14 are available to download as a PDF file. They include a review of our international programmes against strategic objectives, the report of the independent auditors and a detailed financial statement.

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Annual report and accounts 2014-15

Practical Action's annual report and accounts for 2014-15 are available to download as a PDF file. They include a review of our international programmes against strategic objectives, the report of the independent auditors and a detailed financial statement.

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Author Services

Welcome to Practical Action Publishing's Author Services  You will find all the information you need below about publishing books with us and submitting articles for our peer reviewed journals, or learn about our new open access programmes.

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Énergie

Découvrez les sources organiques d'énergie alternatives et sources d’énergie renouvelables à utiliser.

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