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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 

Strengthening the livelihood security among poor communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters

Further information

Increasing the resilience of poor communities to cope with the impact of climate change (scroll down for information on the 2007 community-based adaptation workshop)

Practical Action's ongoing activities on adaptation and freshwater

Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
South America
Sector Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Early warning systems
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.