Practical Action

Practical Action is 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, our technical information service Practical Answers, 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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AfriCAN Climate

AfriCAN Climate is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. The project was set up by a team of 5 African and 5 European organisations.

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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.

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Community Based Adaptation Network (CBA Network)

The Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA) online community space. Visit here for the latest news and information about CBA14. 

 

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The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. 

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HyCRISTAL; Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions

HyCRISTAL's goal is to understand the challenges and context of climate change impact at local level and to inform local-based solutions. The research focuses on East Africa. 

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Understanding Demand and Supply of Climate Change Knowledge: Nepal

This study explores ways in which climate change knowledge management in Nepal can be strengthened at the local to national level.

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Practical Answers: Knowledge sharing for development

Practical Answers (available online and as an app) provides information on a wealth of technical expertise in areas such as Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction, Water and Sanitation and many more.

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Gender approaches in climate compatible development: Lessons from India

This policy brief explores the advantages and challenges of integrating a gender dimension into climate compatible development strategies in urban settings, in India.

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Gender approaches in climate compatible development: Lessons from Peru

This report investigates advantages and challenges of integrating a gender dimension into climate compatible development strategies in urban settings, in Peru.

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