Become a consultant for Practical Action

Practical Action's ambition is that by 2030 we will have transformed the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.

It’s a huge challenge, and we can’t do it without our extremely talented and committed staff.

We undertake a wide range of consultancy activities and are always looking for fresh talent.

If you wish to register as an associate consultant with us please send a copy of your latest CV to consulting@practicalaction.org.uk

 

Using technology to challenge poverty

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News

Global Distributors Collective

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) helps businesses to bring essential products to market for the world’s poorest people. The GDC is a partnership-based model that acts as a ‘one stop shop’ for last mile businesses, offering support, information and expertise to overcome the challenges of accessing life-changing technologies.

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Moving Energy Initiative

Practical Action Consulting is working on the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI), an innovative project that seeks to meet the energy needs of displaced people in a safe, sustainable manner, developing solutions for heating/cooling, cooking, lighting, electrification and water and sanitation.

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Blogs

Reaching the Last Mile: Challenges and Lessons from Early Warning Systems

Understanding Risk is a global community of researchers and practitioners working to identify, assess and communicate disaster risk. This year, the fifth Understanding Risk Forum was held in Mexico City. The Forum was attended by 1,050 people from 101 different countries and over 550 organisation...
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Innovation in last mile distribution

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) facilitated an ecosystem event at the Skoll World Forum on 12 April dedicated to ‘innovations in last mile distribution’. Event hosts Practical Action, BoP Innovation Center and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship ran a panel with practitioners fr...
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Learning to fail

Often we celebrate success and seldom talk about failures. In a modern work-space it is difficult to imagine an environment where we confidently and openly talk about failures. In evaluation meetings we focus our energies on ‘best practices’ but less on ‘lessons learnt’. For me, success and failu...
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