Practical Action Eastern Africa Regional Office has been delivering technology as its niche in the region for over 25 years. Throughout the period, we have leveraged best practices learnt that yield high impact at scale into our programmes.


Drought in East Africa

As you may have already heard, East Africa is in the grip of a devastating drought. Although we're not a relief agency, Practical Action are working with local communities to understand how we can support them now, and in the longer term. Read the latest update

If you would like to support our work in Kenya during this extremely difficult time, donate here.

Eastern Africa annual report 2015-16

Our achievements for 2015-16 saw us together with our partners make a significant contribution in changing the lives of almost half a million residents.

Latest from our blogs

Practical Action working to light Africa

A blog authored by Elizabeth Njoki and Robert Magori Access to modern energy services...
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Energy and forced displacement

A blog authored by Anna Noëlle Okello and Robert Magori Due to conflicts and environm...
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Championing sanitation in Kisumu

On the outskirts of Kenya’s third largest city, Kisumu are rusty shacks that dot the landscap...
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Our work

We deliver our work through three goal areas; Universal access to energy, Food security, agriculture and disaster risk reduction, and Urban water, sanitation and waste management services. In addition to these goal areas, we have three cross-cutting themes: Gender and social Inclusion, Climate change and Market systems development.

Universal access to energy

Increasing access to modern energy services for cooking, lighting, communication and productive uses for poor households in Eastern Africa

Practical Action believes that poor people require small appropriate technologies to fundamentally change their lives. Increasing access to energy through ...

Read more about our Access to energy programme

Food security, agriculture and disaster risk reduction

Scaling up community resilience to disasters resulting from impacts of climate change 

Practical Action's work focuses on protecting the livestock for household food security, natural resources management, livelihoods diversification through ....

Read more about our Food, Agriculture and DRR programme

Water, sanitation and waste management services

Increasing access to water, sanitation and waste management services in urban areas

Due to rapid urbanization and with the majority of the urban population living in slums and informal settlements, Practical Action's work provides access to basic services and infrastructure through...

Read more about our Urban water and waste programme

Where we work

Practical Action Eastern Africa's work is spread across the region with offices currently in Kenya and in Kigali Rwanda

Regional and field office addresses

Practical Answers

Our technical information service offers free downloads of practical information on a range of development topics.

We also have a technical enquiry service where anyone working in poverty reduction, or on small-scale technology projects, can ask a question and receive a response from our local experts free of charge


Practical Action Consulting Eastern Africa (PAC EA) takes lessons learned from the work of Practical Action and deliver projects to clients across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland, covering key issues such as renewable energy, climate change and market development.

Case studies

Case studies illustrate the work of Practical Action in Eastern Africa:

We also have an extensive archive of case studies and news reports from past projects


Practical Action Eastern Africa has published a wide range of books and documents based on our work, including annual reports, technical briefs and project findings.

Browse our document library

Life is Cool, a series of short music videos from Practical Action show the breadth and depth of our work in Eastern Africa, changing lives through simple solutions.

Watch videos on YouTube

Contact us

Practical Action, 1st flr, Methodist Ministries Centre, Bishop Mng'ong'o Wing, Block C, Oloitokitok Road, off Gitanga Road
Postal address: PO Box 39493-00623, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 (0) 20 2595311/5 | Fax: +254 (0) 20 2595316 | @PracticAct | Email:

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