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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SE4ALL Forum, New York

Practical Action are attending the Sustainable Energy For All Forum to promote the cause of energy access from a poor person's perspective.

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Nepal earthquake - latest

We are distributing food, providing temporary shelters and supplying clean water and sanitation to devastated communities in Gorkha and Dhading.

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Nepal earthquake - reports

Eyewitness reports from our staff in Nepal on the impact of the earthquake and its aftermath.

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News from our blogs

Amber/Red for DFID - not business as usual

Today the body responsible for scrutinising the effectiveness of UK aid money, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) , re...
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More disastrous for the poor; the Earthquake is unjust

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25 and the major aftershock of 7.3 on May 12 did a lot of harm in Nepal. The lo...
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Controversial report on financing energy access from the UNSE4ALL

I’m writing this blog while sitting in the very impressive surrounds of the UN General Assembly Hall in New York on the 3rd Read more

Nepal earthquake

The earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April has directly affected our work.

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Making light work

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

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Improved toilets

Clean sanitation protects families from deadly diseases.

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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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