Carolyne Nabalema

Nurturing local skills to support CLTS roll out in Uganda

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as an approach to sanitation promotion is continually being appreciated and promoted by other non governmental actors, an evolvement that is crucial to influencing government buy-in and uptake in Uganda. Having initiated the CLTS approach in Uganda in 2007, Plan Uganda is being relied on by other stakeholders in the country to support them with the start up of CLTS programs, first through training and subsequently advisory support.

Four day Pan Africa meeting concludes

The four day inter-country review meeting which brought together all the Pan African CLTS program implementing countries has just been concluded. Each participant was tasked to mention in plenary at least 3 key learnings and take-home points. A great majority of the participants mentioned the role of the media, Sanitation Marketing and the actual meaning of action Learning as key learnings.

Reflections from day 2: Sanitation marketing and Natural Leaders

Institute of Development Studies [IDS] facilitators never seem to run out of participatory facilitation techniques and this time round, discussion themes are developed from participant expectation cards. The themes varied from Natural leaders [interesting, I also picked this up during day 1] , sanitation marketing, children and CLTS, scaling up , gender issues, partnerships and collaborations, overcoming subsidy- among others. Participants are asked to vote for at least 2 themes they are most interested to participate in and from this exercise.

Reflections on the first day of the Pan Africa Review meeting

Day 1 of the PanAfrican CLTS program inter-country review meeting has just been concluded here in Accra, Ghana. All the 9 implementing countries have shared progress on their projects with challenges and achievements. The impact is amazing; over 450,125 people are living in open defecation free communities across all these countries in 2 years.

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