Almost two-and-a-half billion people lack access to an adequate toilet, and around one billion have no sanitation facilities whatsoever. Poor sanitation kills a child under five every 100 seconds. In this BBC audio documentary, anthropologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota visits Bangladesh and India to understand the challenges involved in achieving sanitation for all.
Film - audio visual
Community-Led Total Sanitation approaches started in Ethiopia in 2006 and have been widely supported by a range of actors. In recent years, the government has made the decision to make CLTS its official strategy for addressing access to sanitation. Recognizing the need for additional local support and to reduce dependence on overburdened Health Extension Workers, Plan International has been piloting and testing new approaches in training and empowering school teachers to act as CLTS facilitators.
The Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project is a four year, sanitation focused, operational research project carried out by UNC and Plan that aims to advance rural sanitation efforts by improving the cost-effectiveness and scalability of the CLTS approach, with a particular focus on the role of local actors. In Ghana, the project assesses the effectiveness of increasing the capacity of local actors (natural leaders), thereby enabling them to carry out post-triggering activities and reduce their dependency on local non-governmental organizations for follow-up.
A video by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa
On Thursday 30th October, the CLTS Knowledge Hub together with Hazel Jones (WEDC) and Jane Wilbur (WaterAid) hosted a webinar on the theme of the recently published Frontiers issue 3: Disability-Making CLTS fully inclusive.
This video documents a Participatory Video (PV) workshop facilitated by Azafady in a remote community called Beandry in South East Madagascar.
Azafady has been using Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Beandry since 2011. Over time many of the latrines fell into disrepair and by mid 2013 it was estimated that latrine use had fallen by 50%. Azafady decided that Participatory Video could be used as a unique tool for re-engaging the whole community and to try and re-motivate people to use their latrines again.
This video was made by 6 community leaders from a remote village called Beandry in Anosy, SE Madagascar. They made this film to try and encourage everyone in the community to return to using latrines in the hope of improving health and sanitation in their respective hamlets.
Plan's urban community-led total sanitation initiative is transforming the sanitation story of an urban resettlement colony in Delhi.