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Disability and sanitation: Making WASH fully inclusive

He is married with two children and works hard to support his family, but Martial Ramartin has spent three decades fighting the stigma of his partial paralysis, left from a bout of measles when he was just four.

As a child, his parents treated him the same as his siblings, encouraging him to learn to walk again despite his paralysed left leg, and requiring him to help with the daily rhythm of life in rural Madagascar – lighting the morning fire, pounding rice to prepare it for meals, and fetching water from an open pond at the foot of the village.

Will Narendra Modi free India from open defecation?

“Has it ever pained us that our mothers and sisters have to defecate in the open?” With these words, the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week pushed sanitation up the hierarchy of national concerns. Using the solemn speech in the annual commemoration of the Independence Day, Modi announced a new campaign to eliminate open defecation – the practice of people relieving themselves in the open – by 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth in 2019.

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.

Scaling-up Sanitation and Hygiene in East Asia and Pacific: Report from the Regional Sanitation Learning Event in Bangkok (December 2013)

Norma from WaterAid PNG presents her MHM project

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).

Date: 15 January 2014

80 new communities free from open defecation (Nigeria)

ABOUT 80 communities have  stopped the practice of open defecation through the Sustainable Total Sanitation Programme(STS), a project sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A WaterAid Programme Support Manager for Jigawa State, Miss Mimi Ishan, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja. NAN recalled that WaterAid, a non-government organisation (NGO), is the implementing organisation of the 6.6 million- dollar (N936m) STS programme launched in 2012.

Always learning

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

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. 

Tipping the scale: ODF monitoring and sector capacity

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

Yesterday we heard how countries across the region are showing potential for scaling up through expanding successful pilot programmes, forming alliances to deliver WASH programmes, adding sanitation and hygiene initiatives to existing programmes as well as implementing at a larger scale. Today we discussed two particular aspects of sanitation and hygiene programmes that will make universal access more likely: ODF monitoring and sufficient capacity within the sector.

Reaching the poor and vulnerable: reporting from the East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning event

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

Today was the start of a three day Regional Learning event in Thailand on scaling up sanitation and hygiene for East Asia and Pacific, jointly organised by WSP, UNICEF, Plan International and WaterAid. Attending are over 60 participants from 8 countries in the region (PNG, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines).

CLTS in the East Asia and Pacific Region: Progress, Lessons and Directions

Children in Yar Gyi Daw Village, Myanmar, confirm that they now have a toilet at home

A review of the status of community-led sanitation implementation in East Asia and Pacific. Commissioned by UNICEF, Plan, WaterAid and WSP, this report has been produced based on experiences and lessons on the implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) from Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar,Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, and Viet Nam.

Date: 30 May 2013

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