Southern Africa

Practical Action Southern Africa is the regional office of the Group with active projects in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our work

We work in partnership with communities and other development institutions  in all our work, we respect diversity and show great concern for future generations. Specifically, we work with communities helping them choose and use appropriate technologies to improve their lives for today and generations to come.

Our vision is that of a world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used to the benefit of all. We hope to achieve that by helping to eradicate poverty in developing countries through the development and use of technology and by demonstrating results, sharing knowledge and influencing others.

Since 1989, our work in the region and particularly in Zimbabwe has allowed us to build an understanding of the development approaches that work best in the region and this has seen us supporting small producers in a wide range of technologies ranging from food production to manufacturing.

If you would like to support our work, in Southern Africa and around the world, you can donate online.

Office structure

Practical Action Southern Africa is managed by an Acting Regional Director, Kudzai Marovanidze, and supported by three main thematic areas —Sustainable Agriculture and Livellihoods, Universal Access to Energy,Urban Water,sanitation and Waste Management — plus Practical Action Consulting (PAC).

Cross Cutting Themes

  • Gender,Climate Change and markets

Also information resources suitable for Southern Africa are available through Practical Answers Southern Africa

Contact us

Please address enquiries to the Regional Director, the Manager of the respective program or Practical Answers Southern Africa to the following address.

Practical Action Southern Africa
Number 4 Ludlow Road (off Enterprise Road)
Harare, Zimbabwe

T +263 (4) 776631-3 , 776107, 2936857-60
F +263 (4) 788157

Poor people's energy outlook

The Poor People's Energy Outlook is an annual Practical Action publication drawing links between energy access and earning a living in poor countries around the world. The 2013 report is now available.

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Southern Africa annual report 2012-13

Practical Action's annual report for the Southern Africa region, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

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