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Rugby charity launches ingenious Christmas appeal - 10 December 2018

A campaign to help Zimbabwean farmers and their families double their harvest was launched today by Rugby-based poverty organisation, Practical Action.

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Aid group warns climate change could plunge hundreds of millions of people into poverty - 6 December 2018

Hundreds of millions more people will fall into poverty unless rapid action is taken to prevent a 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures, says Practical Action’s climate change expert Jonathan Casey.

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Global Distributors Collective launches - 21 November 2018

Global innovator Practical Action alongside partners Hystra and BoP Innovation Center, is today launching the Global Distributors Collective (GDC), which aims to help make life-changing products affordable and available to all. The initiative is being launched in partnership with funders including DFID and P4G.

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What next for Climate Change?

Today, at the climate conference Sir David Attenborough didn’t mince his words when he said that civilisation will collapse if human...
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The Global Distributors Collective: Tapping the Untapped Potential of Last Mile Distributors

Written by the GDC partners        Co-written / endorsed by leading last mile distribution companies              &nbs...
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Chief Minister inaugurates Dhenkanal’s pioneering faecal sludge treatment plant, Odisha, India

26th October 2018 marked a landmark moment for the town of Dhenkanal, with the ceremonial inauguration of the town’s faec...
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