Online resources

Publications archive

Welcome to the Online Resources section. On this page, you will be able to download various resources produced by Practical Action Southern Africa. These include; Reports, Manuals, Books, Newsletters, and Journal Articles.

Any of our online material may be freely reproduced, provided that acknowledgement is given to the source.

Southern Africa Climate Change Electronic Forum

The objective of this Forum is to explore, discuss and pool information on climate change issues affecting Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa Region

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Reports & Manuals

An archive of reports published by Practical Action Southern Africa

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Publications can be ordered online from and are also available at the Practical Action Southern Africa Resource Centre in Harare

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Technology Forum Resources

The Technology Forum Online Resources page provides links to downloadable documents that cover issues of poor people's access to technologies in Zimbabwe.

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Southern Africa Annual Report 2013/14

Practical Action's annual report for the Southern Africa region, including Zimbabwe and Malawi

Southern Africa annual report 2012-13

Practical Action's annual report for the Southern Africa region, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Southern Africa strategy - People and Technology: transforming lives

Southern Africa's strategic approach

Poor people's energy outlook 2013

The third edition of the PPEO series focuses on energy for community services. This report builds on our evidence base and our call for Total Energy Access by focusing on vital community services. It brings to life the experiences of people living in energy poverty in countries with varying geographical, environmental and development contexts such as Bolivia, Bangladesh and Rwanda. It places the spotlight on the contribution that improved energy access can make to health, education and infrastructure services such as water and street lighting.

External articles

Articles from Practical Action Southern Africa publications available online via, an online community for Zimbabwean activists, and an information portal for the non-profit sector:

Gender, Governance and the Welfare of Rural Women
Practical Action Southern Africa Newsletter Vol 6 No.2, July 2002
by David Mazambani.
An insight into some of the problems faced by women in Ruwangwe, Ward 4 of Nyanga District in Zimbabwe.

Practical Action Southern Africa sets its sight on the region
An article by Sivukile Mlambo, looking at Practical Action SA's regional drive, opportunities for intervention and work that is already in progress in Mozambique and Zambia.

Chimanimani Community-based Orphanage - It started as a joke!
Intermediate Technology Development Group (Practical Action) Southern Africa
Newsletter Vol 6 No.2, July 2002 by Johnson Siamachira
A profile of the Chimanimani Community-based Orphanage, the programme aims to alleviate poverty among AIDS orphans.

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