Practical Action Southern Africa
Our work centres around strengthening the ability of poor people to use technology to cope with threats from natural disasters, environmental degradation and civil conflict by:
- Strengthening the ways that people who live in fragile environments cope with the environmental degradation that threatens their livelihoods
- Preventing and managing conflicts over scarce natural resources and competition for common property resources
- Improving the livelihoods of society's most disadvantaged groups (for example, those affected by HIV and Aids)
Mainstreaming livelihood-centred approaches to disaster management
A five-year project investigating and applying community-driven approaches to disaster management, drawing upon local knowledge and using appropriate technologies which are effective in protecting vulnerable communities.
Enhancing food and livelihoods security of vulnerable communities in drought-prone areas of Zimbabwe
This three-year project aims to enhance the food and livelihood security of vulnerable communities in drought prone areas of the country through increasing practical opportunities for improved food production and livelihoods in rural Gwanda, Matobo, Bulilima and Mangwe districts in the vast semi-arid Matabeleland South Province.
Improving the Livelihood Options of Vulnerable Rural Poor Communities in Semi-arid Areas of Zimbabwe
Started in 2006 this European Commission funded project, known as the EC Block Grant (BG), aims to improve the livelihood options of vulnerable rural poor communities in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe.