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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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  • PA IATI Activity Q3 2020/21 v2

    Anderson, Chris
    PA IATI Activity Q3 2020/21 v2
  • PA IATI Activity Q3 2020/21

    Chris, Anderson
    PA IATI Activity Q3 2020/21
  • GDC poster: Embedding innovation in your organisation's DNA

    Jansen, Gerwin; Taylor, Charlotte (Practical Action Consulting, 2021-02-04)
    How can leaders and staff more effectively identify and foster innovation in their last mile distribution companies? This poster from the Global Distributors Collective (GDC) explores the seven principles of innovation, alongside guidance for how to put these into practice and examples of innovation from the GDC membership.
  • Small is challenge-PowerPoint notes

    Brown, Julie (Practical ActionPractical Action, United Kingdom, 2021-02-04)
    Notes to support the Small is challenge PowerPoint
  • Priimer concurso de Cortometrajes y Youtubers 2021

    Frias, Yolanda (Practical Action, Latin America, 2021)
    “Por la protección del destino Rurrenabaque: Madidi – Pampas” - El proyecto “"CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT THROUGH SUSTAINABLE TOURISM", ejecutado por Practical Action Bolivia con el financiamiento de Latin American Children’s Trust”, en coordinación con el Consejo de Turismo Sostenible del Destino, y el Parque Nacional ANMI Madidi, convoca a jóvenes del Destino Rurrenabaque: Madidi Pampas, participar en la El concurso de Cortometrajes y Youtubers 2021 “Por la protección del destino Rurrenabaque: Madidi – Pampas”, que tiene como objetivo crear conciencia sobre la importancia de la conservación y el respeto por nuestro medio ambiente en el destino, los seres vivos, fauna, flora y nuestras Áreas Protegidas, generando un espacio para promover, difundir y divulgar a través de videos para redes sociales y medios de comunicación. El concurso está abierto a documentales y cortometrajes de naturaleza, vida silvestre, medio ambiente y turismo sostenible y responsable.

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