“Practical Action works alongside communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. We see technology as a vital contributor to people’s livelihoods. Our definition of technology includes physical infrastructure, machinery and equipment, knowledge and skills and the capacity to organise and use all of these.
We actively seek to work with communities and adopt a collaborative approach, sharing knowledge and experience. We increase our impact by scaling up success and pushing for policy change that directly benefits poor communities.
Practical Action’s vision and mission
Vision – Technology justice: a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used for the benefit of all.
Mission – 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.”
Source: Practical Action.org
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