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Practical Action - www.practicalaction.org

Practical Action is an international development organisation working in Africa, Asia and South America. Practical Action’s mission is to eradicate poverty in developing countries by developing and using sustainable technologies that offer ‘practical answers’ to poverty. Practical Action’s work is people-centred, specialising in different fields of technology including food production, energy, housing and shelter, transport and small-scale manufacturing.

Practical Action’s Development Education Unit is based in Rugby in the UK and specialises in supporting teachers and students who are learning about examples of sustainable technologies from around the world.

Because of its project work overseas, Practical Action’s contexts are based in the southern hemisphere and largely concern their work in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. However, the issues are just as relevant for anywhere else in the world.

The main support services will be feedback on initial design ideas, information on material selection and evaluation of final product.