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.

Strategic Business Plan Kenya 2017 to 2020

This is the Strategic Business Plan for Kenya for the period between 2017 and 2020 which will see Practical Action in Eastern Africa transforming the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to, poverty in line with our global Strategic Intent 2030.

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Our work

We deliver our work through three goal areas; Universal access to energy, 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 ...

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Disaster risk reduction (DRR)

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 ....

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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 has worked in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Ethiopia since the mid-80s. With the regional headquarters in Kenya, Practical Action has field offices in Lodwar (covering the karamoja cluster in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia), Kisumu (covering the lake basin region) and 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 | @PA_EastAfrica | Email:

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