Where we work in Latin America
Our Regional Office for Latin America has its headquarters in Lima, Peru, and since 2007 has a coordination office in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
We have worked in Peru since 1985 with various vulnerable populations, helping them improve their quality of life through the development of appropriate technologies.
We develop projects in coastal, mountain and jungle regions, and now we work in the regions of Áncash, Ica, Cajamarca, Junín, Apurímac, Huancavelica, Lambayeque, Cusco and San Martín, in close coordination with local organisations, municipalities, NGOs and educational institutions. We have offices in Cajamarca, San Martin, and Cusco.
An important objective in all areas has been to increase the sustainability of the work by linking programme and project strategies to local and regional government policies. This has resulted in numerous working agreements with regional goverments, provincial municipalities and other local organisations.
257 Tomás A. Edison Street, San Isidro, Lima, Perú
Teléfonos: (511) 441 2950; 441 3035, 441 3235; Fax: (511) 441 3416
The Cajamarca local office acts as liaison between players in local and regional development, and supports regional initiatives. For 15 years we have worked in production systems and market access, energy, infrastructure and basic services, disaster prevention and local governance. Throughout this time, our work has been shared and coordinated with different development organisations, local governments and the people themselves. Our investment in the region amounts to more than Sol 25 million (£4.7 million) (€6 million), benefiting more than 20,000 families in Cajamarca.
Jr. Las Casuarinas 738, Urb. El Ingenio, Cajamarca
Tel: (5176) 36-4024, 36-8759, 36-8861
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. For more information please visit www.solucionespracticas.org.pe/sanmartin
Av. Circunvalación 811- Tarapoto, San Martín
Tel: (5142) 52-6549
Av. Circunvalación Torccoma 120- Sicuani, Cusco
Tel: (5184) 35-1267
We currently have two projects to develop capabilities for disaster response of local leaders and schools in Cochabamba, and a renewable energy project to provide electricity to the Amaguaya community in La Paz. We have previously carried out training projects and technical assistance in food processing and local economic development and municipal associations. Read more about our work in Bolivia
Calle Méndez Arcos 831, Piso 1-A Edificio Delta, Sopocachi, La Paz (Bolivia)
Teléfono: (591) 221-19345
Practical Action has carried out a national capability study into the development and implementation of rural electrification and renewable energy projects. The study examined national capacity to produce, install, operate and maintain small, isolated rural electricity units.
Under the binational cooperation treaty signed as part of the 1998 peace agreement between Peru and Ecuador, Practical Action has carried out a development study of the border region for the British Council.
Our work has spread to other countries in the continent, having developed assessments and studies to implement projects and spread our vision in the region. Through our consulting arm, Practical Action Consulting, we have implemented research and projects in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and México.
Practical Action is a key member of Latin American networks relating to its main programmes in Energy, Disasters and Agroprocessing. It carries out consultancies to other organisations across the continent.
257 Tomás A. Edison Street,
Teléfonos: (511) 441 2950; 441 3035, 441 3235
Fax: (511) 441 3416