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Rugby Town Centre to host new global poverty innovation headquarters - 15 September 2018

An organisation which innovates for solutions to the world’s toughest problems and helps millions of people unleash their potential across the world every year will move to Rugby town centre next week.

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Practical Action's climate change work on BBC Click - 9 August 2018

Practical Action Bangladesh’s climate change and flood resilience work has been featured on BBC Click, the BBC’s flagship technology programme.

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A global movement to save lives and livelihoods when floods strike is to enter a second phase - 4 July 2018

A global movement to save lives and livelihoods when floods strike is to enter a second phase.

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The change we want to see for urban slum dwellers

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My kind of Heroes … the unsung WASHeroes of Gulariya

“An ounce of practice is generally worth more than a ton of theory.”

- Ernst F. Schumacher, Small Is Beau...
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Climate Change is back in the News

The last few years have started to place climate change back on the political map, not in respect to astounding stories of climate d...
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