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Sharing newsletter archive

This is archive content, and does not necessarily represent Practical Action's most recent work in Sudan., which is listed under Programmes.

Sharing, the newsletter of Practical Action Sudan, featured news and reports on our work, and was published regularly between 2003 and 2009. Articles from the Sharing archive are retained here for reference.

Issue 15, April 2009

Sharing 15This issue featured the following reports:

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Issue 14, January 2008

Sharing 14Issue 14 featured the following reports:

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Issue 13, June 2007

This issue featured the following reports:

  • The Baobab - tree of life
  • Rebuilding of rural North Darfur
  • Creativity and flexibility: key factors to success
    An experience of development intervention in a complex emergency situation
  • Promoting a culture of peace through art
  • Traditional women singers Hakamat support peace building in Darfur

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Issue 12, Feburary 2006

This issue featured the following reports:

  • Re-branding
  • Peace building through indigenous art
  • Prolinnova
  • How can international donors funds be accessible to local NGOs?
  • Developing pro-poor agricultural markets
  • Crops diversity in North Darfur

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Issue 11, September 2005

This issue reported on the challenges faced by internally displaced people:

  • Shelter in Darfur: the need and the challenges
  • Rehabilitation and integration of the internally displaced people in Darfur
  • Displacement issues: lessons from eastern Sudan
  • The effect of Grain Milling on the quality and quantity of the IDP Camps

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Sharing - issue 10Issue ten, June 2005

This issue reported on Practical Action Sudan's projects:

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Sharing - issue 9Issue nine, January 2005

This issue looked back at Practical Action Sudan's long-term projects and their progress over past years:

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Issue seven, July 2004

Issue seven, July 2004 reports on the situation in Northern Darfur, and Practical Action's response. Reports from this issue can be found in our pages on Darfur , or the issue can be downloaded as a PDF.

Issue six, April 2004

Sharing - April 2004In 2003 Practical Action introduced a new worldwide strategy to strengthen its fight against poverty. The new strategy has four main aims: reducing vulnerability, making markets work, improving access to services, and responding to new technologies. One year on, Practical Action Sudan was directing its programmes to implement the strategy. Issue six of Sharing looked at two of the four aims, and the ways in which Practical Action was working to achieve them.

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Issue four, October 2003

After floods in Kassala devastated the town in July and August 2003, this issue of Sharing looked at the extremities of Sudan's hard climate. The ongoing struggle with water was a critical issue - the lack of it in the north and west and the sudden excess in the east and south.

For Practical Action staff in Kassala the reality hit home. Their personal accounts of the flood highlight the immediate danger and the long-term damage of flash flooding. At the same time, staff in Darfur are working steadily to conserve water under the constant threat of drought.

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Issue three, July 2003

This issue highlighted the benefits of teamwork, advocacy, communication and capacity building, and included:

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Issue two, April 2003

Sharing - the newsletter of ITDG SudanThis issue focused on Practical Action's North Darfur Food Security Programme, and included:

  • Earthenware pots and food conservation
  • Building productivity for long-term security
  • Millet supplies dwindling in Dafur
  • Improving grain storage
  • Local women vendors reach international marketplace
  • Women's Development Associations: background
  • Communication through theatre in Kassala

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Other publications

Building Small-Scale Water Harvesting Dams
The experience of ITDG North Darfur State, Western Sudan by Mohamed Majzoub Fidiel
The manual reflects Practical Action (formerly ITDG) experiences, specifically in the building of dams, and demonstrates the quick impact that dams can make on people livelihoods.
download Building Small-Scale Water Harvesting Dams (PDF, 6.3Mb)

Information booklets
The following booklets were printed in Arabic:

  1. Dehydration of fruit and vegetables
  2. Jam and juice making
  3. Production of diary products
  4. Making of sweets and candy
  5. The use and maintenance of donkey-drawn plough.

The Human Situation in Northern Darfur
A ground-based survey by Practical Action undertaken in February and March 2004 showed systematic destruction of people's possessions and food stocks. Around a million people were displaced and 60% of the villages had been destroyed or abandoned. This report is retained here for reference purposes, but does not describe the current situation in Darfur.
download the report: The Human Situation in Northern Dafur ~ 322k

Practical Action Sudan, Reg Charity No. Sudan 13787

Please note that some of these archived publications refer to Practical Action under its former title of ITDG.

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