Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do We Stand? (IWA Publishing 2013, eds Piers Cross and Yolande Coombes) takes stock of progress made by African countries through the AfricaSan process since 2008 and the progress needed to meet the MDG on sanitation by 2015 and beyond. This book addresses priorities which have been identified by African countries as the key elements which need to be addressed in order to accelerate progress.
The Lukenya Notes are a collection of experiences and key recommendations from the IDS meeting of CLTS practitioners held in Lukenya, Nairobi in July 2011, immediately after the AfricaSan3 meeting. The aim of the workshop was to focus on the key challenges we all face in taking CLTS to scale. Insights, case studies and options are clustered by themes which emerged from workshop brainstorming.
Robert Chambers (March 2009)
The project, Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability, evaluates through a rigorous research program three distinctive strategies to enhance the roles of local actors in CLTS interventions in Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia. The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to learn, capture and share reliable and unbiased information on CLTS approaches and scalability.This grey literature review was prepared by The Water Institute at UNC for Plan International USA as part of the project.
Is South Africa a late comer into CLTS?
In August 2011 Petra Bongartz who manages the CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex UK and I were invited by the Community Water Supply and Sanitation Unit, Cape Peninsula University of Technology to introduce CLTS in South Africa. The work, supported by the Water Research Commission aimed at piloting CLTS in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Even though it
362 villages in South Timor Tengah and North Timor Tengah District in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province (Indonesia) declared themselves as villages which had successfully applied Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat (STBM) or Community Based Total Sanitation program on 26th November 2013. STBM is an Indonesian hygiene and sanitation program using CLTS approach. Through this program, 600 thousand community members have reaped the benefits of good sanitation.
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).
We began the day reviewing the institutional factors that are key for scaling up capacity building, amongst which are government commitment and support to creating an enabling environment as well as partnerships between the stakeholders. In their country groups, participants discussed practical steps for capacity building at scale what was new for them from the previous day’s discussion as well as what is relevant to their contexts and what they would still like to know more about.
The aim of this research project by Patrick A. Sijenyi was to investigate whether Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as implemented in Eritrea could accelerate sustainable progress towards achieving the MDG sanitation target.