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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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  • Brochure del proyecto Construyendo resiliencia comunitaria en cuencas vulnerables de Cajamarca, Lambayeque y La Libertad en Perú

    Practical Action (Practical Action, Latin America, 2024)
    El norte del Perú es una región muy vulnerable ante los riesgos climáticos y desastres. Estos riesgos son particularmente altos en las cuencas de los ríos La Leche en Lambayeque, Jequetepeque – Yaminchad en Cajamarca, y del río Moche en La Libertad. Históricamente, las comunidades cercanas a estas cuencas han pasado por múltiples emergencias que han ocasionado daños e impactos severos en sus hogares y medios de vida. Esta realidad ha evidenciado la urgencia de fortalecer los procesos de desarrollo, preparación y respuesta. Debemos trabajar en reducir el riesgo de desastres, enfocándonos en mejorar las capacidades para forjar una cultura de prevención, acción organizada y planificación. Por ello, este proyecto tiene como principal propósito fortalecer la resiliencia en los diferentes niveles de gobierno de las mencionadas cuencas a través de procesos de institucionalización de la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (GRD), desarrollo de capacidades, implementación de tecnologías y protección de los medios de vida de las familias vulnerables. Estas actividades se llevarán a cabo en estrecha coordinación con los actores locales, subnacionales y nacionales del Sistema Nacional de Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres (SINAGERD).
  • Gender Mainstreaming In Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (Sagas) In Kenya

    Lydia Muchiri (Practical ActionUnited Kingdom, 2024-06)
    During the implementation of the Women in Energy Enterprises in Kenya (WEEK) Phase II Project, Practical Action supported the Ministry of Energy to establish the Energy Sector Gender Committee which is mandated to steer and oversee the implementation of the Gender Policy by all energy stakeholders.
  • A farmer-centric approach to the distribution of organic fertiliser in Kenya: Summary

    Chettleborough, John; de Silva, Dan (Practical ActionBiovisionUnited Kingdom, 2024-06)
    This document is a learning brief, exploring issues associated with the last mile distribution and demand for commercially produced organic fertiliser in Kenya. It is based largely, on research caried out by Practical Action and Biovision in 2024. The Brief describes how the organic fertilizer sector in Kenya is organised and sets out the key constraints experienced in the distribution of organic fertilizer and the key factors holding back demand. It includes recommendations for improving distribution and demand creation.
  • Biodiverse Landscape Fund: Andes Amazon Landscape Project – One pager

    BLF Andes Amazon programme (Practical ActionUnited KingdomPractical Action, Latin America, 2024-06)
    The Andes Amazon Landscape, spanning between Peru and Ecuador, is renowned for its biodiversity and cultural richness. This project aims to transform current systems in the area through strategic interventions in biodiversity conservation, governance, gender equality, climate finance, and value chain enhancement. The goal is to promote sustainable livelihoods, prevent deforestation and biodiversity loss, and support climate change adaptation and mitigation. This document provides an overview of the project in one page, including its areas of focus and territories in which it’ll be implemented.
  • A farmer-centric approach to the distribution of organic fertiliser in Kenya: Learning Brief

    Chettleborough, John; de Silva, Dan (BiovisionUnited KingdomPractical Action, United Kingdom, 2024-06)
    This document is a learning brief, exploring issues associated with the last mile distribution and demand for commercially produced organic fertiliser in Kenya. It is based largely, on research caried out by Practical Action and Biovision in 2024. The Brief describes how the organic fertilizer sector in Kenya is organised and sets out the key constraints experienced in the distribution of organic fertilizer and the key factors holding back demand. It includes recommendations for improving distribution and demand creation.

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