Practical Action

Practical Action

Charity information

Practical Action

Practical Action works together with poor communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America to find solutions to the poverty they face. Our programmes are based on the sustainable use of appropriate technology to reduce poverty and make a lasting, real difference. We believe the right idea - however small - can change lives.

Founded 1966

  • Mission statement

    Practical Action's Mission is to use technology to challenge poverty, work with poor people to:
    -Build their capabilities
    -Improve their access to technical options and knowledge and;
    -Help influence the social, economic and institutional systems to promote innovation and use of technology.

  • Aims

    Practical Action aims to:

    • Closing the technology gap for poor people
    • Make markets work for poor people
    • To strengthen livelihoods in uncertain environments
    • Enable people to access decent services such as water and sanitation
  • Overview

    Established: February 1966

    Registered Charity Number: 247257

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 661

    Part time staff: 20

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01926 634400

    Address: Practical ActionThe Schumacher CentreBourton on DunsmoreRugbyWarkshire CV23 9QZ

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