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We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. 

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big. 

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone. 

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  • Creando oportunidades de empleo juvenil desde la perspectiva de juventudes y el cambio actitudinal en el destino de turismo sostenible Rurrenabaque: Madidi-Pampas

    Pazos Bashualdo, Shirley K
    Este documento busca compartir los resultados del proyecto “Creando oportunidades de empleo mediante el turismo sostenible” ejecutado por Practical Action en los municipios de Rurrenabaque y San Buenaventura, desde un proceso de sistematización de experiencias que se plantea desde un enfoque metodológico, donde se visibiliza el rol protagónico de las juventudes y la importancia de su articulación con las instituciones públicas y privadas involucradas en el sector de turismo.
  • Compendio de medidad ancestrales para el control de sedimentacion en fuente

    Figueredo, Hernán; Márquez, Jhony; Zapata, Sergio
    El “Compendio de medidas ancestrales para el control de sedimentación en fuente” tiene el objetivo de compartir 12 medidas ancestrales para el control de sedimentos en fuente identificadas e implementadas con las comunidades de los municipios de Santiago de Machaca y San Andrés de Machaca, que forman parte de la parte alta, media y baja de la microcuenca del río Jach’a Mauri.
  • Strengthening Gender Responsive Urban Sanitation: Gender and faecal sludge management in Bangladesh

    Saha, Uttam; Way, Caspar; Williams, George; Ferdous, Selina (Practical ActionUnited Kingdom, 2022-05-10)
    To achieve the safely managed sanitation target under Sustainable Development Goal 6, the Government of Bangladesh has developed an Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Faecal Sludge Management and National Action Plan. The plan commits the country to gender transformative approaches. Practical Action’s experience of developing an inclusive sanitation system in urban centres in Bangladesh provides useful insights on how this can be achieved. A system that integrates and formalizes services provided by informal sanitation workers serving low-income communities addresses negative consequences of widespread mismanagement of faecal sludge which disproportionately affect women. The integration of the new system with municipal gender action plans, urban poverty reduction strategies, and sanitation governance enables and supports women and other marginalized communities to influence decision making and access emerging employment and business opportunities.
  • PA IATI Activity Q4 2021/22 v2

    Anderson, Chris
    PA IATI Activity Q4 2021/22 v2
  • PA IATI Activity Q4 2021/22

    Anderson, Chris
    PA IATI Activity Q4 2021/22

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