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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: 28/05/2015 18:39:49
The date of the last annual update was: 28/05/2015 14:12:43
Next update due latest on: 28/05/2016

    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
UNITED KINGDOM

(+44 0) 1926 634400

    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'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.

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    Specific activities covered by the Register

EU Climate Action initiative
Adaptation to Climate Change Policy
Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)
Disaster Risk Reduction (DIPECHO)
Sustainable Energy and Energy Access
Sustainable Agriculture
Financing development
What after 2015
Funding instruments and calls

EUEI PDF Mini-grid Policy Toolkit Published in Eschborn 2014 - reviewer
EUEI PDF Building Energy Access Markets February 2015 - authors
Education project EU funded related to Technology Justice
EDD15 - panel and stand


 

No

No

No

No

No

Climate change, renewable energy, food and agriculture, DRR, post 2015, role of private sector in development, participatory market systems; Urban water, waste and sanitation

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

50%: 7   25%: 8

15

5.5

Difficult to express exactly how many persons involved in funding activities and policy engagement. Have included here numbers for those working on active networking and engagement with EU processes, delegations and institutions, producing publications; also monitoring funding instruments and funding opportunities but not those managing contracts with the EU.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

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

    Membership and affiliation

45

45 Members of Practical Action based in UK

Practical Action is the parent company of Practical Action Consulting and Practical Action Publishing. Practical Action (Kenya) is closely affiliated and part of the same group. Practical Action Foundation in India is affiliated to Practical Action.

  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • BANGLADESH
  • BOLIVIA
  • INDIA
  • KENYA
  • MALAWI
  • NEPAL
  • PERU
  • RUANDA
  • SENEGAL
  • SRI LANKA
  • SUDAN
  • ZIMBABWE

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

International Liaison/Lobbying Groups:
- UN Sustainable Energy For All
- Global Village Energy
- HABITAT III
- UNFCCC SBSTA
- International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance
- Duryog Nivaran (South Asia Disaster Forum)
- Habitat Best Practices Committee
- La RED
- Dams and Development Forum
- CONCORD
- Global Alliance on Clean Cookstoves
- World Urban Forum

National Liaison/Lobbying Groups (UK only)
• BOND and its multiple working groups
• Development Studies Association
• Development Education Association
• UK Food Group
• Charity Finance Directors Group

    Financial data

04/2013  -  03/2014

50,000 € - 99,999 €

35,736,334 €

15,799,891 €

 €

4,241,208 €

DIPECHO; EC energy facility, EC Delivering decentralisation South Asia;

2,623,839 €

1,837,534 €

7,097,310 €

19,936,443 €

15,051,000 €

3,142,000 €

440,596 €

1,302,847 €

N/A

    Code of conduct

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