To contribute to poor people's wellbeing, using technology to challenge poverty by:
- building the capabilities of poor men and women,
- improving their access to technical options and knowledge, and
- working with them to influence social, economic and institutional systems for innovation and the use of technology
With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet. Technology features in everything we do.
Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action improves the lives of around one million people every year through access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management, and disaster risk reduction.
We are a trusted partner of many communities, governments, development agencies and the private sector. We are uniquely placed as a knowledge broker
with a breadth of capacities which enable us to capture and share knowledge in relevant ways for our diverse audiences. We are influential
level where we work, and globally and considered a “go-to” agency by those seeking to improve energy
access for people living in poverty.
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