• Resilience in Practice

    New series shares lessons of best practice in resilience-building work.

    community resilience through knowledge and technology
  • PPEO 2018

    This upcoming report, to be released in September 2018, explores how to deliver energy access inclusively and at scale.

    Rural woman tends to goats while electricity transmission lines run overhead
  • Healthy Soils

    Scaling up organic matter value chains to foster more inclusive and 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

    Technology Justice

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

    Energy Access

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

    DRR

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

    Agriculture

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

    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

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

    Markets

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

    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

Email us at policy@practicalaction.org.uk

 

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Policy & Practice blogs

  • Why is Raspberry Pi perfect for building flood resilience?
    Could a palm-sized $10 computer become a life-saving tool against disasters and climate change? In this blog, Rob Mullins (Raspberry Pi co-founder) and Miguel Arestegui (Disaster Risk Reduction specialist at Practical Action) discuss how the Raspberry Pi micro-computer is building flood resilience in Peru and how it could help us in the future. Creator meets user Raspberry Pi was founded by Rob Mullins and five other friends in 2009 at Cambridge University. Rob and Eben Upton (now CEO of Raspberry Pi trading) met […]
  • Why universal access to the Internet should become a priority for Practical Action?
    This is the second part of “doing development in a digital world“ blog series. You can read the first part here. The Internet has had profound impact on our lives – from accessing information to communication with each other to civic participation. But for many people, access to the Internet is still a privilege, not a right. In this post, I would argue why universal access to the Internet should be a priority for Practical Action. The progress to achieve […]
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