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United Purpose

United Purpose (UP) is an international development charity with an innovative community led approach to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and eradicating global poverty and inequality. For over 40 years we have helped deliver fundamental life changing impact for over 35 million people across 13 countries in Africa, Asia and South America. We are recognised experts in community-led development and our high quality intelligent development provides tangible solutions to poverty that last.

Our wealth of experience allows us to innovate for better solutions to the global problems we seek to solve, placing UP at the cutting edge of our sector.

Through disruptive innovation we are trialling truly innovative development approaches that have the power to fundamentally and permanently change the face of development. By enabling independence we are challenging the dependency culture and creating self-sustaining entities that can stand on their own.

UP lifts people out of poverty for good, creating strong, resilient and hopeful communities that exist independently long after we’ve gone.

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Climate Action Working Group- Research Across the South West

Climate Action Working Group- Research Across the South West

Join SWIDN for our Climate Action Working Group where we will hear from universities across the South West on innovative themes within their work towards climate justice. This session will also form a key part of SWIDN’s work to link researchers with practitioners across the South West, to improve both knowledge production and best practice. …

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April 24th, 2024 at 13:00

Global Goals
  • No Poverty
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water & Sanitation
  • Reduced Inequalities