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We have a lot to learn...

Last week’s Water and Health Conference held at the University of North Carolina’s Water Institute had an array of different workshops, side events and oral and poster presentations focusing on sanitation. After only a day into the week-long event two important messages started to emerge. Firstly, the sanitation problem is endemic in certain parts of the world, especially India, and unfortunately we do not know a lot and have an awful lot to learn.

Action Learning: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’s missing master key

The number and nature of the many forces that intertwine to trap rural Indians in filth and infections are still not fully recognised. Widespread preference for open defecation (OD), subsidised toilets, corruption, caste and divided communities, concepts of purity, population increase and density, faecally-transmitted infections (FTIs) causing undernutrition (‘shit stunts’), diminishing cognitive ability and damaging immune systems, and the multiple physical and social harms inflicted on women and girls – these are among the forces that interlock as a syndrome - a net, a trap, a prison - escape from which is fiendishly difficult.

Report from the CLTS Sharing and Learning Workshop in Hanoi

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.

Date: 6 October 2014

One Day CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop before the WEDC Conference in Hanoi

The CLTS Knowledge Hub at IDS, in collaboration with Plan and WaterAid, will be co-hosting a CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop on Sunday the 14th September. This is in conjunction with the annual WEDC Conference that will be taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam from the 15th to the 19th September 2014. We invite all those who will be attending the main WEDC conference and who are involved and interested in CLTS to join us for this day of exchanging experiences, discussing ideas, challenges, strategies, and opportunities for collaboration and networking.

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