Our vision is a world that works better for everyone. We exist to help others to apply our learnings and the latest in best practice to their challenges and contexts.


  • We advise development groups on how to design community programs for maximum effect and sustainability.
  • We help companies to be profitable, sustainable and have a positive impact on the communities they are involved with.
  • We advise governments on big policy decisions. We recently helped the government of Bhutan to shape their national energy policy to be green, affordable and reach remote communities.

We are able to draw on the unique expertise of over 800 Practical Action program staff in offices across Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as an extensive network of consultants and academic contacts (2,000+ experts) in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Our Policy & Practice team has expertise in national and international advocacy and communications, using evidence generated internally to influence stakeholders and the international energy access agenda.

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We undertake a wide range of consultancy activities and are always looking for fresh talent. If you’d like to register as an associate consultant with us please send a copy of your latest CV to

East Africa

Our consultancy work in the east of Africa began in the early 1990s and has expanded dramatically in the last three decades. We have consultancy offices in Nairobi and Rwanda and our work covers the entire region, in particular, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.


Jechoniah Kitala, Head of Consulting Unit


Nairobi office
Tel: +254 20 2595 311
Address: P.O. Box 39493 – 00623, Nairobi, Kenya


Rwanda office
Tel: +250 782 538 843 | +250 (0)735 332 982
Address: Nyarugenge District, Muhima Sector, Nyabugogo Avenue, Rwanda

Southern Africa

Our consulting offices in the south of Africa are in Zimbabwe and Malawi. We have successfully implemented projects in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho.


Victor Chambayika Mhango, Regional Manager


Zimbabwe office
Tel: +263 4 776 6313
Address: 4 Ludlow Road, Newlands, Harare, Zimbabwe


Malawi office
Tel: (+265) 994 060 518
Address: Plot No.14/34, Area 14, P.O. Box 30108, Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi

West Africa

Our consulting office in the west of Africa opened in Dakar, Senegal, in 2014. We cover all 15 countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and we’ve already delivered consulting assignments in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Togo and Ivory Coast.


Mattia Vianello, Regional Director
Address: Mermoz Cité des Administrateurs civils Lot 17 No 4, Dakar, Senegal. PO Box 25660

Latin America

Our team of consultants based in Lima, Peru, has been providing high-quality consultancy services across Latin America for over twenty years. Past assignments have been in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Mexico.


Jacqueline Gotuzzo, Consultancy Manager
Tel: (511) 441-2950 | (511) 441-3035 | (511) 441-3235 | (511) 441-3229
Address: 257 Tomas A Edison Street, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

South Asia: Nepal and India

Our South Asia regional consulting office was established in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2008. We also have an office in Delhi, India. We are involved in direct delivery of projects in Nepal, Bangladesh, north east and west India, Bhutan, Myanmar and other region wide projects.


Anuj Dhoj Joshi, Regional Manager


Nepal office
Tel: +977-1-4423639 | +977-1-4423640
Address: Indira House, House No.1114, Panipokhari Hill, Kathmandu, Nepal
Postal address: PO Box 15135, Kathmandu, Nepal


India office
Tel: 0674:2392135 | 0674:2392836
Address: Plot No: M-76, Madhusudan Nagar, Bhubaneswar -751001


Our consulting office in Bangladesh is in Dhaka. We also have offices in Gaibandha, Rangpur, Faridpur, Sirajgonj, Dinajpur and Gazipur. We work in 14 districts throughout the country.


Ishrat Shabnam, Manager
Address: House 28/A, Road 5, Dhanmondi, Dhaka – 1205, Bangladesh


Our team of UK-based consulting staff work from the Head Office of Practical Action in Rugby, Warwickshire. The team has solid international experience from living and working in over 40 countries and lead on global/multi-country and multi-region projects. Our UK team works across all of our goal areas.


Lisa Howes, Acting Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0)1926 634403
Address: The Robbins Building, 25 Albert Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2SD, United Kingdom