We believe in technology justice

Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

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Swift action following Peru landslide

Practical Action is supporting relief efforts in Lima after a severe mudslide, and helping with reconstruction and recovery.

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Moving Energy Initiative

Practical Action Consulting is working with an innovative project to meet the energy needs of displaced people in a safe, sustainable manner.

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Nepal summit on technology justice

Practical Action were the co-organisers of a summit on the challenges of making technologies accessible to those on a low income.

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News from our blogs

The 9th Community-Based Adaptation Conference: ensuring adaptation works for smallholder farmers

  The 9th Community-Based Adaptation conference (CBA9) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-30 April, 2015. ...
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Talking about shit

Shit - It’s a problem: I love my toilet and on days when I have a bad tummy I love it even more! But imagine..... You live ...
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So what exactly is Technology Justice?

If you work in the development sector, the term may be familiar and you may well know the answer. But as an outsider, joining the Pr...
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Please help save the life of a child like Mika today

There has never been a better time to help protect families from the deadly effects of smoke - the killer in the home.

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Making light work

Solar-powered water pumps are providing families in Kenya with clean, safe water.

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With a regular or single gift, you can support our work with poor people in developing countries.


Clean smoke hoods

A simple metal smoke hood and chimney give families clean air to breathe.

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Working worldwide to fight poverty

Energy access

Sustainable access to modern energy services for all by 2030

Food & agriculture

Sustainable systems of agriculture that provide food security and livelihoods for the rural poor

Urban water & waste

Improved access to drinking water, sanitation and waste services for the urban poor

Disaster risk reduction

Reduced risk of disasters for marginalised groups and communities


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Technology justice

We believe in technology justice - a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used for the benefit of all.

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