- Responding to new technologies We help poor people to assess and respond to the challenges of new technologies, and to develop, ...
- Reducing vulnerability We strengthen the ability of poor people to use technology to cope with threats from natural disa...
- Making markets work for the poor We work with communities to enable them to use technologies to build secure livelihoods through i...
- Improving access to services We aim to improve the access of poor women and men to locally-managed services such as water, ene...
Practical Action Southern Africa is the regional office of the Group with active projects in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
We work in partnership with communities and other development institutions and 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.
Practical Action Southern Africa is managed by a Regional Director, Ernest Mupunga, and supported by four main programme areas — Reducing Vulnerability, Making Markets Work for the Poor, Access to Infrastructure Services and Responding to New Technologies — plus Practical Action Consulting (PAC).
Please address enquiries to the Country Director or the Manager of the respective program to the following address.
Practical Action Southern Africa
Number 4 Ludlow Road (off Enterprise Road)
T +263 (4) 776631-3 , 776107, 2936857-60
F +263 (4) 788157