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Practical Action

  • Organization type:Non-Governmental Organization

General contact information

  • URL: http://practicalaction.org/
  • Address: The Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development, Bourton on Dunsmore
  • Postal Code: CV23 9QZ
  • City: Rugby
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Telephone: +44 1926634400
  • Fax: +44 1926634401
  • Email: practicalaction@practicalaction.org.uk

Mission & Disaster Reduction Profile

Practical Action was founded in 1966, is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which specializes in helping people to use technology to eliminate poverty. We believe in Technology Justice to create a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice with technology used for the benefit of all.

Practical Action is working in;
- Latin America; Peru and Bolivia.
- South Asia; Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
- Africa; Kenya, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Sudan
- We also work through consultancy, partnership and networks in the developing world.
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