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Practical Action appoints new chair of trustees - 23/04/2019

Practical Action is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Yvonne Pinto as their new chair of trustees.

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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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Bridging the sustainable energy gap for smallholders in West Africa

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Fashion comes at a price

The impact of the fashion industry on water resources in Bangladesh Bangladesh is the second largest garment exporting country in...
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Better information helps build resilience that protects

Mary Allen leads Practical Action's work on agriculture and climate resilience in West Africa.  She has lived in the region since 19...
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