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"We need to talk about poo” wins BOND award - 18/03/2019

Practical Action have been successful in winning the collaboration award, which recognises the importance of effective relationships and collaborations across the international development sector to create transformational change on a global level.

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Isle of Man students given the chance to learn how solar can help people adapt to climate change - 19/02/19

International development group Practical Action have launched a brand new challenge aimed at Isle of Man students aged 8-14 years.

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Exciting new project launched to help young farmers in Kenya earn an income they can rely on - 15/02/2019

Practical Action has been awarded a grant of €6.4 million by the IKEA Foundation to help smallholder farmers in Kenya.

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A warm and thoughtful breakfast with the WASH ladies!

I never thought that I would so enjoy such a charming breakfast and chit-chat with women from different corners of the world at the ...
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Technology builds community resilience to climate change

Practical Action is working in West Africa to help small-holder farmers and people living in low income households, improve their ma...
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What do Flood Resilience and Nepalese Thali have in common?

After four years as a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (“the Alliance”), I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of o...
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