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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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  • Renewable Energy for Refugees

    Rowen, Louise (Practical Action, United Kingdom, 2021-07-02)
    This factsheet from the Renewable Energy for Refugee’s project (RE4R) is the place to start to understand the models used for delivering sustainable, efficient, affordable and reliable renewable energy services to refugees in humanitarian settings. The factsheet describes each of the intervention areas, activities and recent achievements in Jordan and Rwanda.
  • Renewable Energy for Refugees

    Rowen, Louise (Practical Action, United Kingdom, 2021-07-02)
    This factsheet from the Renewable Energy for Refugee’s project (RE4R) is the place to start to understand the models used for delivering sustainable, efficient, affordable and reliable renewable energy services to refugees in humanitarian settings. The factsheet describes each of the intervention areas, activities and recent achievements in Jordan and Rwanda.
  • PA IATI Activity Q2 2021/22

    Anderson, CM (Practical Action, United Kingdom, 2021-10)
    PA IATI Activity Q2 2021/22
  • CECADER Estrategias para fortalecer los medios de vida de comunidades y municipios resilientes con enfoque de medios de vida

    Choque Conde, Porfirio; Canqui Orosco, Jhonny; Patty Cachaca, Roger (2021-09)
    La cartilla busca informar, capacitar y complementar una caja de herramientas útil y de fácil accesibilidad para los beneficiarios agricultores.
  • Review of the Climate Technology Centre and Network: To inform ongoing negotiations to establish the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage

    Practical Action (Practical ActionPractical Action, United Kingdom, 2021)
    Loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change is an urgent issue, with impacts already being experienced by vulnerable countries. The establishment of the Santiago Network for averting, minimizing, and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change (SNLD), as part of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM), is a step in the right direction. However, it can be difficult to create new institutions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), current practice is to use existing models in terms of lessons learned. In this instance, there are no relevant models under the UNFCCC other than the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). This report reviews the establishment, operations, and effectiveness of the CTCN and relies on lessons learned to inform ongoing negotiations to operationalize the SNLD. It also proposes recommendations for the operationalization of an effective SNLD and briefly looks at possible governance structures.

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