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  • A Simple Solar Dryer

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009

    This dryer is a mud brick construction built close to the ground using low-cost materials for all its parts. Practical Action Nepal has promoted this type of dryer in remote parts of the country. The solar dryer was a popular introduction because of its effectiveness, economic viability, simplicity and hygienic practice.

  • Pozzolanas: an introduction

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    When mixed with lime, pozzolanas (pozzolanic ash) set and harden like a cement, making them an alternative to Portland cement.

  • Interview series of the Nairobi work programme - Episode 3

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    Friday, January 1, 2016
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    Sven Harmeling (CARE International), Karin Lexén (SIWI) and Colin McQuistan (Practical Action) discuss why action on climate change is urgently needed, introduce their organizations’ engagement in taking stronger climate action and highlight priority areas of intervention.

  • Practical Action commitment to SE4ALL 2015

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    Sunday, January 1, 2017
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    Short statement of Practical Action's commitment to delivering energy access made at the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum in New York, April 2015

  • Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool

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    Sunday, January 1, 2017
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    Given the increased attention on resilience strengthening in international humanitarian and development work, there is a growing need to invest in its measurement and the overall accountability of “resilience strengthening” initiatives. The purpose of this article is to present our framework and tool for measuring community-level resilience to flooding and generating empirical evidence and to share our experience in the application of the resilience concept. At the time of writing the tool is being tested in 75 communities across eight countries.

  • Keep climate change top of the global agenda

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    Sunday, January 1, 2017
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    Climate change is happening now and its effects are felt most by the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities. Please share to keep climate change top of the global agenda.

  • Communicating Extreme Weather Event Attribution: Research from Kenya and India

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    Sunday, January 1, 2017
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    Climate change attribution analysis assesses the likelihood that a particular extreme weather event has been made more or less likely as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Communication of extreme event attribution information in the immediate aftermath of an extreme event provides a window of opportunity to inform, educate, and affect a change in attitude or behaviour in order to mitigate or prepare for climate change.