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Early warning systems save lives in Nepal following devastating floods

Thanks to the work of Practical Action and partner Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, vulnerable communities in disaster-hit areas of Nepal have escaped potentially deadly floods. Mock evacuation drills were carried out just a few weeks ago, meaning that people were ready when flash floodin...

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Calls to replicate project after UN award win

A project which enables thousands of families living on the front line of climate change overcome poverty and malnutrition should be scaled up, according to Practical Action’s director in Bangladesh.

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The mini grid making big waves in Zimbabwe

A village transformed by solar power in rural Zimbabwe will provide the blueprint for a new wave of energy access for thousands of people in the country.

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Community development innovator involved in third award win of 2019

An innovative community engagement project that has inspired significant change in the energy sector in Rwanda has been recognised by the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards.

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Sudan Protests

Practical Action has been working in Sudan since 1990. With a long history in the country, we are concerned about the current situation and are monitoring it.

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Recognition as ingenious thinking tackles climate-related hunger

Recognition as ingenious thinking tackles climate-related hunger

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New Chair of trustees appointed

Practical Action appoints new Chair of Trustees, Dr Yvonne Pinto.

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Practical Action welcomes Penny Mordaunt’s climate warning at World Bank summit

  Climate change experts at Practical Action have welcomed the International Development Secretary’s climate warning and are calling for investment in ingenious solutions to make the world’s poorest more resilient to disasters caused by climate change. Colin McQuistan,...

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Practical Action calls for new response to climate change

The aid community must change their approach to face a new climate reality, avoid massive loss of life and protect millions of dollars’ of investment in development work. The call, by Practical Action Southern African regional director, Kudzai Marovanidze, comes in the wake of Cyclon...

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