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Reflections on the first day of the Pan Africa Review meeting

Day 1 of the PanAfrican CLTS program inter-country review meeting has just been concluded here in Accra, Ghana. All the 9 implementing countries have shared progress on their projects with challenges and achievements. The impact is amazing; over 450,125 people are living in open defecation free communities across all these countries in 2 years.

'Funerals and sanitation in Africa are closely related': personal reflections on taking CLTS back to our own communities

It feels like more than a year since I blogged. No sooner did I come back to work on the 9th January 2012 than was I forced by circumstances to take compassionate leave to be with my mother and family after our dear sister (my immediate follower) passed on. It was painful but we are adjusting to the loss. Funerals and sanitation in Africa are closely related. We could not help but quickly agree with my family that with the influx of many people coming to console the family and to attend the burial itself, that we needed do something.

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