We believe in technology justice

Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.

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Technology justice - a call to action

Practical Action is calling for a radical overhaul of a broken technology system, and reaching out to others who want to be part of his change.

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Sudan Technology Justice conference

Practical Action Sudan celebrated the organisation's 50th Anniversary through the first National Technology Justice Conference in Sudan.

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Heat, light and power for refugees

The new Moving Energy Initiative flagship report calls for an overhaul in the way energy is supplied to displaced people.

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An inclusive toilet in Nepal brings smiles to the third gender

In the second week of January, I was on a regular monitoring visit of the SAFA & SWASTHA Gulariya project. As per the plan, I he...
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Sandbar cropping to eradicate extreme poverty in Bangladesh

Every year in monsoon, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, the Meghna and their hundreds of branches carry enormous amounts of water and si...
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Our 50th anniversary quilt

Our collection of beautiful quilt squares for the 50th Anniversary quilt, is growing steadily with the latest one arriving today fro...
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