Workshop Reports

Key resource: Supporting the least able throughout and beyond CLTS

Since its conception in 1999, Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has spread to over 60 countries and resulted in millions of people across the world living in open defecation free (ODF) communities. The approach was a departure from subsidy-driven sanitation programming which often led to uneven adoption and only partial use. CLTS enabled communities to own the process and collectively work towards becoming ODF. However, since its implementation at scale a number of challenges have appeared.

Date: 22 June 2017

Key resource: The Addis Agreement: Using CLTS in urban and peri-urban areas

In June 2016, the CLTS Knowledge Hub convened a workshop on 'Using a CLTS approach in peri-urban and urban environments’ in Addis Ababa. The discussions and shared experiences from the workshop are captured in the Addis Agreement which contains important stages of an urban CLTS process. Each stage is explained, examples provided and advice given. The intention is not a guidebook but a set of ideas and considerations for those interested in embarking on a similar approach.
Date: 8 August 2016

Incontinence Needs in Low and Middle Income Countries

The Impress Network recently ran a side event entitled 'Incontinence Needs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)' at the WEDC 2017 Conference during which experiences and ideas on this topic were shared with those working for governments and NGOs, through to academic researchers and policy makers. The presenters also described the current knowledge base, gaps in practice and explored future action and research needs.

Date: 4 August 2017

Health and Hygiene across the Life Course: World Health Assembly 2017 side session report

During the World Health Assembly 2017, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), SCA, Government of Kenya and WaterAid came together to share approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices and to raise standards across the life course, from childhood to adolescence, from motherhood to menopause, to old age and responding to disabilities. The session took place in the morning on 24 May 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, and was attended by more than 40 international delegates from UN agencies, private sector, member states, NGOs and academia.

Date: 22 June 2017

Changing hearts and minds to leave no one behind: Sanitation Action Summit 2016

To support and accelerate the objectives of the Swachh Bharat Mission India, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) along with Global Citizen India, the Government of India, and the Government of Maharashtra, created a platform for listening and learning during the Sanitation Action Summit held in Mumbai on 18 November 2016.

Date: 12 January 2017
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Thinking Beyond the Finish Line: Sustainable Sanitation Services for All

From the 14th to 17th March 2017. A regional face-to-face learning event ‘Thinking beyond the Finish Line: Sustainable Sanitation Services for All’ was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as part of SNV’s Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) Programme.  The specific objectives of the event were to

 

Date: 11 January 2017

Looking beyond ODF: Plan NL/Plan UK side event at WEDC Conference 2016

At the 39th International WEDC Conference, Plan Netherlands and Plan UK hosted a side event entitled 'Looking beyond ODF: planning and implementing for sustainability. Plan  shared challenges and lessons learned from two different Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Programmes: Mascha Singeling, Senior WASH Advisor at Plan Netherlands, shared lessons learned from the Pan Africa CLTS Programme that covered 8 African countries; Mimi Coultas, WASH Advisor at Plan International UK, presented the lessons learned from the large Payment by Results South Asia WASH Results Programme.

Date: 1 August 2016
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Report from CLTS Sharing and Learning at WEDC 39 in Ghana

As part of the 39th WEDC International Conference, the CLTS Knowledge Hub hosted a one day CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop on Sunday 10th July 2016 in Kumasi, Ghana.  Participants from a range of different countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe shared their experiences,  innovations, challenges and knowledge gaps in CLTS and WASH more generally.

Date: 1 August 2016

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