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Practical Action
Practical Action works with poor communities to develop appropriate technologies in food production, agroprocessing, energy, transport, small enterprise development, shelter and disaster mitigation.

Action Pledges

Practical Action is seeking to strengthen livelihood security among poor communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters through a number of awareness raising and knowledge sharing activities:

  • Documenting and publishing useful experiences from work on community-based adaptation in South Asia;
  • Producing and disseminating audio-visual material that could help enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to climate change;
  • In the future we intend to build upon Practical Action's current experience in using participatory video to help capture local knowledge in a manner that is owned by and shared with communities;
  • Undertaking projects in order to establish best practice;
  • Work to develop of an analytical framework to guide planning and analysis of adaptation.

Updates (September 2008, April 2009)

pdf-icon September 2008 (47 kB)

pdf-icon April 2009 (64 kB)

Action Pledge Update (September 2009)

ENDA provided updated information on their activities as a contribution to the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of the outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".  The information can be found in Chapter 6 "Scaling up community-based adaptation actions," and also included:

Communicating climate risks
pdf-icon Communicating climate risks (384 kB)


Practical Action
Adaptating to Climate Change

Practical Answers
Technical information for development

Increasing the resilience of poor communities to cope with the impact of climate change
Project summary
(scroll down for information on the recent community-based adaptation workshop)