On the 14th September 2014, the CLTS Knowledge Hub, Plan International and WaterAid convened a ‘CLTS Sharing and Leaning Workshop’ in Hanoi, Vietnam, ahead of the WEDC Conference. The event brought together some 60 CLTS practitioners from NGOs, international agencies, governments and research institutions from 17 countries, in which CLTS is being implemented, plus participants from the UK, Australia and the USA.
Depuis 2009, l’approche ATPC a été introduite au Benin à travers deux formations dont l’une animée en 2009 par EAA (ex CREPA) et l’autre en 2013 par des formateurs malgaches. A l’issue de ces formations, 600 villages ont été déclenchés dans le pays par les partenaires du gouvernement sans résultat probant.
Le Ministère de la Santé s’est ainsi doté en fin 2013 d’une Stratégie nationale d’Assainissement faisant de « l’ATPC » la principale approche pour l’amélioration de l’Assainissement en milieu rural.
The 14th meeting of the UK's Sanitation Community of Practice was held on Thursday 10th April at Oxfam's head office in Oxford. The meeting's focus was on Sanitation in Emergencies.
The meeting aimed to:
• Outline recent trends in emergency sanitation
• Explore the applicability of CLTS (community led total sanitation) in an emergency context
• Highlight sanitation technologies for use in emergency and humanitarian contexts
• Develop an appreciation of accessibility issues when designing and planning latrines and sanitation facilities.
From the 1st to 3rd April Kenya's Ministry of Health organised the First National Annual Conference on Sanitation & Hygiene in Nairobi.The theme for the conference was “accelerating access to improved sanitation under devolution: making the right a reality.” The main objective was to spur action by both national and county governments to accelerate access to safe sanitation in Kenya. The specific objectives were:
On the 20th October 2013, a one-day CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the run-up to the 5th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN V). We were 45 participants, coming from different countries –with Nepal leading in terms of numbers of participants and India second– and with various degrees and kinds of experience in CLTS.
A three day Regional Learning event on ‘Scaling up Sanitation and Hygiene in the East Asia and Pacific Region’ was held in Bangkok in December 2013. This workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF, WSP, WaterAid and Plan International. Over 60 participants from more than 8 countries in the region (PNG, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines) participated in the event. This meeting builds on the previous learning and sharing of experience at meetings including EaSan III (East Asia Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, Bali 2012).
The fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation –SACOSAN V– took place in late October 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. During four days, 400 delegates from all over the world, though the vast majority from South Asia, had the opportunity to , exchange experiences, learn and network around sanitation. CLTS was also present at SACOSAN V, and not only for being mentioned in some of the conference presentations.
Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) had a strong presence at the WEDC conference in Nakuru, Kenya. The CLTS Knowledge Hub hosted a number of events throughout the week, which are described in this report. New innovations came to light, and exciting discussions were had both during the sessions, and at the CLTS exhibition stall, which was a key focal point for all people interested in CLTS. Dr Kamal Kar gave a powerful keynote speech in the opening plenary which brought CLTS to the minds of all conference participants from the outset.