Practical Action websites
Practical Action's main site, featuring information on our projects, programmes and technologies, with sub-sites for each of our regional and country offices around the world.
Europe's leading online bookshop for international development and technology, Development Bookshop Online from Practical Action Publishing offers an unbiased, wise and up-to-date selection of key development-related titles from around the world from different publishers, and contains many seminal texts on development issues. It also offer a full mail-order service worldwide and a cataloguewhich has been specifically set up to make development books widely available across the globe.
Practical Action Latin America
Practical Action Latin America has its own Spanish-language site which provides detailed information on Practical Action's work in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
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The Janathakshan web portal shares practical answers to development issues. Janathakshan is a project site of Practical Action's South Asia programme based in Sri Lanka, and features technical resources in English, Tamil and Sinhala.
GATS & Reforms
A website from Practical Action South Asia, addressing service sector liberalization from a developmental perspective through informative policy advocacy.
An Practical Action project on Information Systems for Rural Development, exploring how ITCs can help to reduce the isolation and to improve the communication between urban and rural areas. (Spanish language) Including Chilala (radiodifusoras rurales), Conectando los Andes (proyecto de telefonia rural) and Telecentro Infodes (Información para el desarrollo).
ELLA - Evidence and Lessons from Latin America
Latin America is a rich source of knowledge about development policies and practices that work, and those that don’t. But geography, cultural context, language and unfamiliarity all mean that accessing and using that knowledge can be difficult. ELLA is a programme that will open up access to evidence-based development knowledge from Latin America – for development researchers, practitioners and policy makers across Latin America, Africa, Asia and the international development community.
Bosques del Chinchipe
Working with FACES (Ecuador), Caritas Jaén and Oikos (Portugal), this project will generate a participative process for the formulation of a model of sustainable management of forests in the river basin of the Chinchipe in the border between Peru and Ecuador.
Nanotechnology in Peru
Nanotecnologia holds information of public interest on Practical Action Latin America's studies and projects on nanotechnology, plus events and technical enquiries.
Infoláctea provides technical information for dairy farmers in Peru. It also facilitates the integration of supply and demand information among small producers, entrepreneurs, suppliers of machinery and equipment, customers and public and private organizations operating in this sector.
This website contains specialised information on coffee and cacao sectors: reports, technical sheets, scientific articles, presentations, extended essays, theses, videos, etc.
We have worked in the San Martín region for over two decades. Our local office, in the city of Tarapoto, provides direct communication with all regional development and local capacity agencies and actors, to coordinate sustainable development in the region.
Practical Action Latin America and UNALM are investigating possible scenarios for the production and use of biodiésel in Peru.
CEDECAP - Centre of Demonstration and Qualification in Appropriate Technologies - aims to spread renewable energies as an alternative for development in rural areas, developing the capacities of technicians, professionals, specialists and users of existing isolated power systems at local , national and international levels.
The Glowstar Solar Lantern has been developed by Practical Action Consulting as a low-cost alternative to a Solar Home System and is intended to allow rural African families to climb the first step on the "energy ladder".
T4SL Technology for Sustainable Livelihoods
The Sustainable Livelihoods approach is a holistic, people-centred approach to tackling poverty. This archived site is a showcase for Practical Action responses to Sustainable Livelihoods and is intended as a stimulus for other organisations to share their experience.
African Voices in Europe
The African Voices in Europe project exposes the failures of EC aid to reach farmers and livestock keepers across Africa, and explores how EC aid could be more effectively targeted to achieve its objective of poverty reduction.
Practical Action schools resources
Practical Action's Education unit produce a range of exciting teaching resources with a global learning element to support the teaching of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability.
Climate Choices - Children's Voices
An interactive website for teachers at Key Stage 2. The project is aimed at children aged 9-11 (years 5 and 6) and shows how taking simple steps can help reduce climate change.
Practical Action student website
An chance to find out more about what Practical Action does and how students can support us. Here you can find out about all our opportunities or if you have your own ideas get in touch and let us know.