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South Asia - Nepal and India

Practical Action's South Asia office works to improve the livelihoods of the poor and disadvantaged by implementing sustainable development. We aim to achieve this by building technical skills and undertaking the research, application and dissemination of appropriate technologies.

Nepal

Practical Action is committed to poverty alleviation in Nepal by providing appropriate technology in a sustainable way by bringing sound technical knowledge and global experience to the field of appropriate technology development.

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Odisha, India

The state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) lies on the eastern coast of India. Practical Action has been working in Odisha for several years, and project there are now coordinated from our local office in Odisha, as part of our South Asia office, with its head office in Kathmandu.

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Sri Lanka

Building on over 20 years of experience, Practical Action continues to work on existing projects in Sri Lanka, managed by our South Asia office.

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Our work

Practical Action South Asia Regional Office currently works under the strategy period 2012-17 and has regarded "Technology Justice", "Innovation" and "Scale up" as its guiding principles and prioritised working areas mainly into four sectors and two cross cutting sectors realising its comparative advantages in these sectors:

The two cross-cutting sectors are

  • Making markets work for the poor
  • Climate change
     

Contact us

Practical Action South Asia
Narayan Gopal Sadak
Paninpokhari, Maharajgunj
Kathmandu,
Nepal

Telephone: +977-1-4423639/4423640
Fax: +977-1-4423632
E-mail: info@practicalaction.org.np

(Please note new address, from 8 September 2014 - map)

Technical information service

प्राविधिक ज्ञानका - Practical Answers Nepal

View our Practical Answers technical information service in Nepali

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Blogs

Just one foot in front of the other

Walking, a simple task most of us take for granted, you just put one foot in front of the other. ...
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A day with Kanchan

I was waiting for the traffic jam to end at Teku, Kathmandu. On the sidewalk near the road, I saw...
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Giving voices to slum dwellers – a step towards reducing inequality

The rapid urbanisation over the past decade does not go unnoticed in a developing country like Ne...
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Recent reports

 

South Asia annual report 2013-14

Annual report and financial summary for Practical Action's South Asia office for 2013-14.

Office structure

Practical Action South Asia office is managed by Achyut Luitel and the office includes heads of programmes as well as the requisite human resources and logistical support necessary for the timely and high quality
implementation of projects which includes:

  • Policy, Planning and Quality Assurance
  • Fundraising and Communications
  • Finance, Administration and Personnel
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