Putting ingenious ideas to work in


To help people survive and thrive despite long-standing political instability.

Searching for peace and prosperity


Sudan, once the biggest and one of the most geographically diverse nations in Africa, split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence. Before this, and after, Sudan has been beset by conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people have died and millions more have lost their homes and livelihoods.

Hard climate conditions and the mismanagement of natural resources contribute to poverty in Sudan. Malnutrition amongst children is widespread, thus only half the country’s children are in school. Most people are reliant on their farming for their livelihoods, despite the fact that Sudan is one of the most fertile lands in Africa, yet the productivity is low due to rain scarcity, absence of proper irrigation methods, and a lack of knowledge..

Our Sudan HQ is in the country’s capital, Khartoum. From this central position we’re well-placed to work with communities in isolated rural areas across the country. We have field offices in the western Darfur region, the eastern region (Kassala) and the southern region (Blue Nile).


Sudan has the largest number of internally displaced people in the world. A challenging situation that requires a holistic solution.


In partnership with the UN Environment Program, we won the UNCCD’s Land for Life Award in 2017. The winning project saw us work with communities to transform huge swathes of desert into farmland in one of the most challenging environments on Earth.

Funding Partners

Funding partners for our work in Sudan include:

  • Department for International Development – UK
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • European Union
  • EcoAct (formerly Carbon Clear)
  • Swedish Postcode Foundation

Our Local Implementing Partners are listed below:

  • Practical Action Kassala office working with main three partners:
  • Sudan Vision Organization (SVO)
  • Sudanese Organization for Research and Development (SORD)
  • Kassala Women Association Development Network (KWDAN)

Practical Action Darfur office partners

  • UN Environment Programme
  • Rural Development Network (RDN)
  • Voluntary Network for Rural Helping and Development (VNRHD)
  • Women Development Association Network (WDAN)
  • SOS Sahel Sudan.


Darfur, Water Resource Management

This project facilitates working with local governments, technical departments and the communities affected by drought, enabling us to put a series of initiatives in place to provide enough clean water for everyone - establishing an effective Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) system to protect the supply for the future.

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Postal address: Practical Action, PO Box 4172, Khartoum 1114, Sudan

Registered office and street address : House #91, Block 71,
Al-Mamoura – Khartoum South
(East Siteen Street & North Madani Street)

Telephone: +249-155662474
Fax: +249-183-472002
e-mail: info@practicalactionsd.org
Website: www.practicalaction.org/sudan