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Practical Action

Identification number in the register: 13386822830-30
Registration date: 17/12/2009 18:28:32

The information on this entity was last modified on: 20/11/2014 12:56:48
The date of the last annual update was: 20/11/2014 11:34:18

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Practical Action

registered charity

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

The Schumacher Centre, Bourton - on- Dunsmore, N/A
Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9QZ

(+44 0) 1926 634400

(+44 0) 1926 634401

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Simon Trace

Chief Executive Officer

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Sarah Sandon

Programme Funding Adviser

    Goals / remit

Practical Action is a charity founded by the economist and thinker Fritz Schumacher in 1966, encapsulating his idea that sustainable development depends on the identification and use of appropriate, intermediate technology in all walks of life; rural livelihoods, market access, infrastructure services, and in the use of new technologies. Practical Action's Vision is of a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used for the benefit of all. Our mission is to use technology to challenge poverty by building the capabilities of poor people, 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. Practical Action works in more than 20 countries worldwide with offices in Latin America, Africa and South Asia bringing direct material benefits to a million people each year and, indirectly, to considerably more by influencing the policies and practices of others. Subsidiaries include Practical Action Publishing and Practical Action Consulting.



Climate change, renewable energy, food and agriculture,

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation


  • PERU

Some of the development networks, associations, platforms, etc. to whom Practical Action is affiliated are:

International Liaison/Lobbying Groups
• International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD)
• Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)
• EU Energy Initiative
• Partnership for Clean Indoor Air
• International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance
• Duryog Nivaran (South Asia Disaster Forum)
• Habitat Best Practices Committee
• La RED
• Dams and Development Forum
• International Planning Committee (FAO)

National Liaison/Lobbying Groups (UK only)
• Development and Environment Group (DEG)
• Gender and Development Network
• Urban Poverty Group
• Development Studies Association
• Development Education Association
• Third World and Environment Broadcasting (3WE)
• Bretton Woods Project
• Trade Justice Movement
• UK Food Group
• Funding Working Group
• Charity Finance Directors Group
• Disaster and Risk Reduction Group
• Southern Advocacy Group

    Financial data

04/2012  -  03/2013

36,596,000 €

18,403,000 €


4,247,000 €

10,659,000 €


3,497,000 €

18,193,000 €

15,051,000 €


3,142,000 €


    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.