Despite the huge need, the technological means that can help the rural poor to improve their own livelihoods are not available or simply non-existent. It is against this background that PRACTICA foundation was established. PRACTICA foundation aims to facilitate research, development and commercial application of technology in the field of water and energy in developing countries.
PRACTICA has become a valued partner in large development projects that include the introduction and dissemination of appropriate technologies as manual well drilling and rope pumps. Within these projects, PRACTICA supports the technology components and implements training courses and capacity building for the public and private sector.
Other areas of work include product development, applied and scientific research, feasibility studies and consultancy services.
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23/04/13; ASTRA consortium to start DST development on 1 May 2013
In cooperation with Delft University of Technology, Practical Action-Bangladesh and WASTE Foundation, PRACTICA is about to begin the development of its newest decision-support tool. In the framework of the BRAC WASH II initiative, the project is financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (EKN)/DGIS and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). It will be administered by IRC and BRAC. The ASTRA output will contribute to an improvement in pro-poor drinking water technology selection in Bangladesh.
06/12/12; Case study introduction of manual well drilling in Madagascar now online (Capitalisation forage manuel à Madagascar)
12/11/2012; New Rope pump manuals now online
21/06/2012; vacancy internship diesel engine pumpset testing at our headoffice in Papendrecht, the Netherlands