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Many of you have a lot of experience to share on CLTS. But often, documentation and sharing is inhibited by the belief that it's difficult to write or that here is a right or wrong way of doing it. Blogs are a great and easy way to share your experiences, views, reflections and opinions as well as raising questions and starting discussions with the global community of CLTS and WASH practitioners. They can be short, informal and personal in tone and therefore easy for anyone to write.

Date: 7 March 2014

Frontières Numéro 2: Comment déclencher le lavage des mains avec du savon

Triggering for handwashing French cover

Le lavage des mains est une composante cruciale d’une bonne hygiène et d’un bon assainissement. Lorsque le concept d’Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) et son objectif de communautés FDAL (fin de la défécation à l’air libre) sont parfaitement compris et mis en pratique, il est clair que le lavage des mains est indissociable de l’approche. Sans s’attaquer au lavage des mains et aux autres pratiques d’hygiène, les communautés ne pourront jamais devenir entièrement FDAL car l’ATPC entend couper toutes les voies de contamination fécale-orale.

Date: 20 January 2014

Frontiers Issue 2: How to Trigger for Handwashing with Soap

Handwashing is a vital part of good sanitation and hygiene. When Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and its aim of ODF (open defecation free) communities are fully understood and put into practice it is clear that handwashing is implicit in the approach. Without addressing handwashing and other hygiene practices, communities can never become fully ODF since CLTS aims to cut all faecal-oral contamination routes. However, in practice, the degree to which handwashing is integrated into triggering and follow up, depends on the quality of facilitation.

Date: 20 January 2014

Frontières Numéro 1: Développement d’un concept participatif pour l’assainissement

Frontiers Issue 1 French cover

La durabilité des latrines est un enjeu crucial de l’ATPC. Les sols sablonneux ou rocheux , les inondations saisonnières ou encore les termites peuvent présenter de graves défis pour les communautés qui ont choisi de s’occuper de leur propre assainissement grâce à l’ATPC et qui optent pour la construction de latrines. Le manuel de l’ATPC identifie le besoin d’approches par conception participative durant des sessions de suivi avec des communautés ayant fait l’objet d’un déclenchement.

Date: 14 January 2014

Maryada Abhiyan: Women-led Total Sanitation campaign in Madhya Pradesh

Maryada Abhiyan logo
In Madhya Pradesh, a new campaign Maryada Abhiyan ( maryada meaning dignity in Hindi), recognises the key role that women can play in catalysing improvements in sanitation and hygiene behaviour and moving their communities towards ODF. It also acknowledges and supports the positive impact of CLTS and sanitation improvements can have on women’s empowerment and their standing in their communities.
Date: 30 August 2013
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CLTS Campaigns: a checklist of 88 practical actions

Children in Ethiopia sing an anti open defecation song
Drawing on experiences with campaigns in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone and other countries, this note by Robert Chambers lists approaches and actions which have contributed to success and other practical ideas. The core of CLTS is triggering, post-triggering follow-up, verification, and post ODF sustainability and progress. Campaigns include all these together with much more. It is mainly the ‘much more’ that is summarised here.
Date: 29 August 2013

Participatory Methods

Participatory methods website logo
The Participation, Power and Social Change Team at the Institute of Development Studies has launched a new website on participatory methods. It explains what participatory methods are, where and how they have been used, their problems and potentials and the debates about them. The focus is on participatory approaches to strategic analysis and programme design, monitoring and evaluation. It also includes resources on participatory learning, research and communication in organisations, networks and communities
Date: 17 June 2013

District Manual for Managing CLTS in Small Towns

Drawings by  Petra Rohr-Rouendaal and Ato de Graft

The District Manual for Managing CLTS in Small Towns is a guide for district managers and other stakeholders in planning and developing CLTS programs in small towns.

It was developed by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) the Environmental Health and Sanitation Division of the Ministry of Health and the Norther Region Small Towns Water and Sanitation Project (NORST). the NORST project is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

Date: 23 May 2013
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Facilitator’s Manual for Small Towns CLTS Field Work

CLTS mapping

The Facilitator’s Manual for Small Towns CLTS Field Work is a guide for field workers who are promoting sanitation improvements at community and household levels, using the CLTS approach applied to the small towns context.

The manual is based on information drawn from:

a) Final Report – “Community Led Total Sanitation in Small Towns: A Pilot Project in the Northern Region of Ghana” (Cowater International)

Date: 23 May 2013
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Recommendations for Triggering Local Leaders

Community members

Reaching each and every village in Malawi with a CLTS triggering, and sufficient follow-up support cis could take many years, and a lot of resources. So, the ODF Malawi by 2015 National Strategy has suggested some additional ways to promote the concept of “ODF”. What if religious leaders (pastors, church elders, priests, imams, etc.) traditional leaders (village heads, group village heads, traditional authori-ties and chiefs) or other local leaders (VDCs, ADCs, SMCs, etc.) could be effectively encouraged to promote ODF?

Date: 25 April 2013
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