Janathakshan meaning ‘people’s technology’ or ‘technology for people’ was registered as a Company limited by Guarantee in Sri Lanka on 27th December 2011 to carry-out the legacy of Practical Action, Sri Lanka.
Practical Action (An UK based INGO) formerly known as Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), since establishment of a country office in Sri Lanka in March 1989 has significantly expanded its areas of work to include demonstrating technology based approaches across number of sectors and geographical areas in Sri Lanka and South Asia. Specifically focusing on Food and Agro processing, Micro Enterprise Development, Market Systems Development for Poor, Rural Transport, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficient Appliances & Approaches, Water for Domestic & Livelihood Purposes, Cost Effective Housing, Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries including work with Lagoon Fishers.
Janathakshan will continue to work focusing on the thematic areas of; • Renewable Energy • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) • Rural livelihoods and transport• Small enterprise development• Water for domestic and livelihoods/irrigation needs• Urban resilience • Natural Resource Management (NRM)Janathakshan will continue to work focusing on the thematic areas of; Renewable Energy, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Rural Livelihoods and Transport, Small Enterprise Development, Water for Domestic and Livelihoods/Irrigation Needs, Urban Resilience, Natural Resource Management (NRM). Janathakshan will continue to demonstrate viable technology based approaches to poverty reduction on the ground through innovative projects, generating knowledge to share, network and be a strong advocate at the national level and beyond.