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CLTS in the Solomon Islands – the word is spreading…

The Solomon Islands has a reputation for being laid back and the smiling, barefooted airlines hostess that greets me at the grassy strip formerly known as Fera Airport, in Isabel Province, portrays this in typical fashion.  Coconut palms sway in the gentle breeze and as the 10 seater plane slides back down the muddy island runway, the hostess laughs guiltily from our transit boat, telling me that the plane came and went ahead of schedule, leaving passengers on the two boats heading our way stranded.  Nobody seems too phased.

Final evaluation of Plan's Pan Africa Programme

Between 2010 and 2016, Plan Netherlands implemented a CLTS programme in 8 countries in Africa: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Niger. This programme, although entitled ‘Empowering self-help sanitation of rural and peri-urban communities and schools in Africa’ soon became known as the Pan Africa Programme.

Date: 23 September 2016

ODF Sustainability Study in East Timor

In a bid to assess the extent to which CLTS programs have generated sustained sanitation and hygiene behaviour change in Timor Leste (TL), WaterAid, the AusAid Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (BESIK), United Nations Children's Emergency Fund United Nations (UNICEF), and Plan International conducted a joint study into three districts (Aileu, Ermera and Liquica), between December 2015 and April 2016.
Date: 22 September 2016

To ODF and beyond: sharing experiences from the Pan African CLTS Programme

In this paper Plan Netherlands aims to capture and share challenges and lessons learned from a large regional CLTS programme that was implemented in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia between 2010 and 2016. Main lessons concern

Date: 5 September 2016

Building capacity for water, sanitation, and hygiene programming: Training evaluation theory applied to CLTS management training in Kenya

Training and capacity building are long established critical components of global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) policies, strategies, and programs. Expanding capacity building support for WaSH in developing countries is one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. There are many training evaluation methods and tools available. However, training evaluations in WaSH have been infrequent, have often not utilized these methods and tools, and have lacked rigor.

Date: 18 August 2016

PhATS Newsletter 1: April 2015

This first issue of the PhATS newsletter explains what PhATS is, discusses good governance as part of the enabling environment for sanitation efforts, outlines the phased approach adopted by PhATS, shares the experience of religious leaders working together around WASH disaster risk reduction and maps out the progress with ‘zero open defecation’ (the equivalent of ODF) so far.
Date: 11 August 2016

PhATS Newsletter 2: May 2015

The second issue of the PhATS Newsletter looks at participatory demand creation, elaborates on models of success for ‘zod’ (zero open defecation), highlights the role of community campaigns around events such as Global Handwashing Day and World Toilet Day, shares experiences with women’s involvement in improving village sanitation and further maps ‘zod’ progress in the Philippines.
Date: 11 August 2016

PhATS Fieldnote: The Samaritan’s Purse SanMark Approach

The supply component of the Philippines Approach to Total Sanitation (PhATS) aims to strengthen local supply chains for sanitation and hygiene goods and services and encourage Sanitation Marketing (SanMark). Through SanMark, suppliers and service providers market their goods and services to rural households, with the aim of increasing demand, improving
supply and achieving greater sales and profits.

Date: 11 August 2016

PhATS Technical Note: Sanitation Marketing -Low Cost Sanitation Products

The Philippines Approach to Total Sanitation (PhATS) seeks to sustain demand for sanitation products and services through Supply Side Intervention. Supply-side activities include the development and promotion of low cost sanitation products. Samaritan’s Purse (SP), in its role as backstopping partner to other NGOs has developed several low-cost sanitation options therewith further operationalizing the PhATS.
Date: 11 August 2016

PhATS Technical Note: Demand Creation in Communities

Across Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas, the Philippines Department of Health (DoH) and Department of Education (DepEd), The League of Mayors and 46 LGUs are working in tandem with UNICEF and its 12 implementing NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Partners to improve access to and use of sustainable sanitation through a strategy called the Philippines Approach To Total Sanitation (PhATS).

Date: 11 August 2016


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