• A Call to Action

    Practical Action calls for people and organisations to join a movement for Technology Justice

  • Urban Energy

    This new paper explores the barriers and opportunities for improving energy access in informal urban areas

  • Loss & Damage

    Technology Justice must be a central principle to deliver on Loss and Damage in the new climate agreement

    adapting to climate change through sustainable agriculture
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Our Work

Practical Action’s vision is of a world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used to the benefit of all.We strive towards this vision by working together with poor communities. We actively share knowledge and seek to influence the policy and practice of others to build greater benefits for all. 
  • Technology Justice

    To achieve a sustainable wellbeing for all we need justice in access, innovation and use of technology
  • Energy Access

    We are committed to the belief that access to appropriate energy services and supplies are central to improved wellbeing
  • DRR

    We reduce the risk of disasters for marginalised groups by mainstreaming DRR into national government plans and policies
  • Agriculture

    We promote sustainable systems of agriculture that provide local food security through agro-ecological technologies
  • Urban Services

    We aim to achieve 'inclusive services: liveable cities', where poor people can enjoy at least a basic level of services
  • Climate Change

    Climate Change affects everyone, but its effects are felt most by the world's poorest and most marginalised communities
  • Markets

    We support market systems and the private sector to work for people living in poverty to increase their income
  • Gender

    We are committed to development practice that benefits both women and men and challenges inequalities
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Connect with us

We are always interested in engaging with other practitioners and those interested in development. We welcome feedback on our work and are interested in opportunities for collaboration.

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Email us at policy@practicalaction.org.uk

 

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Policy & Practice blogs

  • Who controls innovation?
    Innovation is often heralded as the measure of progress of businesses, technologies and even societies. It is through innovation that we create not only new tools or apps, but also how we shift entire systems to new sets of standards, regulations and performance. But the focus and direction of innovation efforts are most often to create new private value – through more business profit – rather than greater social value – through meeting the basic needs of global populations. System […]
  • From adaptation to mitigation at COP21
    Week 1 – agriculture and adaptation COP21 got off to a rousing start, with some inspirational speeches by heads of state and world leaders. The objective was to inspire and guide the negotiators, however, the promises made appear to have been quickly dampened by national interests resulting in slower than expected progress, and even weakened options. Nairobi Work Programme The first week was dominated by matters concerning agriculture, forests, pastoralism and risk and adaptation. The Nairobi Work Programme on Adaptation […]