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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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What if the 'last mile' was our first priority?

Empowering women in the energy access sector is a no brainer. Including the perspectives and skillsets of over 50% of the population...
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Ingenious water and waste solutions changing lives

On Friday, the world is celebrating International Women’s Day. People around the world will be celebrating women’s achievements whil...
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Striding Ahead - The Story of How the Livestock Business Centre is Changing Lives

Livestock as an important segment of the agricultural sector of Bangladesh has seen an exponentially growing demand. Its prospects a...
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