Practical Action Eastern Africa Regional Office has been delivering technology as its niche in the region for over 25 years. Throughout the period, we have leveraged best practices learnt that yield high impact at scale into our programmes.
Drought in East Africa
As you may have already heard, East Africa is in the grip of a devastating drought. Although we're not a relief agency, Practical Action are working with local communities to understand how we can support them now, and in the longer term. Read the latest update
If you would like to support our work in Kenya during this extremely difficult time, donate here.
Eastern Africa annual report 2015-16
Our achievements for 2015-16 saw us together with our partners make a significant contribution in changing the lives of almost half a million residents.
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Margaret Kariuku is a Kenyan woman who has not had the easiest path to success. As a mother of fo...
Farida Bascha joined Practical Action as Eastern Africa Regional Director in January 2017 and is ...
We deliver our work through three goal areas; Universal access to energy, Food security, agriculture and disaster risk reduction, and Urban water, sanitation and waste management services. In addition to these goal areas, we have three cross-cutting themes: Gender and social Inclusion, Climate change and Market systems development.
Universal access to energy
Increasing access to modern energy services for cooking, lighting, communication and productive uses for poor households in Eastern Africa
Practical Action believes that poor people require small appropriate technologies to fundamentally change their lives. Increasing access to energy through ...
Food security, agriculture and disaster risk reduction
Scaling up community resilience to disasters resulting from impacts of climate change
Practical Action's work focuses on protecting the livestock for household food security, natural resources management, livelihoods diversification through ....
Water, sanitation and waste management services
Increasing access to water, sanitation and waste management services in urban areas
Due to rapid urbanization and with the majority of the urban population living in slums and informal settlements, Practical Action's work provides access to basic services and infrastructure through...
Where we work
Practical Action Eastern Africa's work is spread across the region with offices currently in Kenya and in Kigali Rwanda
Our technical information service offers free downloads of practical information on a range of development topics.
We also have a technical enquiry service where anyone working in poverty reduction, or on small-scale technology projects, can ask a question and receive a response from our local experts free of charge
Practical Action Consulting Eastern Africa (PAC EA) takes lessons learned from the work of Practical Action and deliver projects to clients across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland, covering key issues such as renewable energy, climate change and market development.
Case studies illustrate the work of Practical Action in Eastern Africa:
- Mobile libraries of Magadi
- Community-based animal health workers
- Sharing knowledge to strengthen food security
- Solar dryers
We also have an extensive archive of case studies and news reports from past projects
Practical Action Eastern Africa has published a wide range of books and documents based on our work, including annual reports, technical briefs and project findings.
Life is Cool, a series of short music videos from Practical Action show the breadth and depth of our work in Eastern Africa, changing lives through simple solutions.