CLTS Newsletter December 2018

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Dear friends and colleagues,

In this December newsletter, we are pleased to invite you to our pre-AfricanSan Sharing and Learning workshop in February 2019! We’re also launching our new webpage with resources from our two regional Africa Workshops in 2018. And last, but not least, Robert Chamber’s latest blog on how to get a broader, less-biased perspective on rural sanitation. 

Other resources that have caught our attention this month include: the Nakuru Accord: failing better in the WASH sector; sanitation and water tools portal; AfricaSan Award nominations; and a research report determining the effectiveness of CLTS. We hope there is something of interest for you and look forward to hearing your news and suggestions for useful resources.

Season’s greetings and a very happy New Year!

Many good wishes,

The CLTS Knowledge Hub

Pre-AfricaSan Sharing and Learning Workshop - join us!

Attending AfricaSan? Join us on Sunday 17th February for our free pre-conference sharing and learning workshop on rural sanitation. Read more and sign up.

Launch of our Africa workshops page!

In 2018 we organised and facilitated two successful regional rural sanitation workshops in Africa – the aim of the events was to bring together sanitation experts to discuss ways forward, map knowledge gaps and network in order to improve capacity and knowledge in the region. This page features a mix of useful resources produced from the two workshops. We also invite you to contribute to the debates in preparation for AfricaSan. Visit page.

Blog by Robert Chambers on 'de-biasing' in rural sanitation

This new blog by Robert Chambers, 'Debiasing: a systematic discipline and delight for development professionals' provides easy to apply tips on how to get a broader, less-biased perspective when on rural visits. He reflects on using this simple approach talking to local people in India about their sanitation situation. Read blog post.

The Nakuru Accord: failing better in the WASH sector

Things can, and do, go wrong in water, sanitation and hygiene. Read the ten principles in the Nakuru Accord encouraging WASH professional to commit to creating a culture based on transparency and accountability. Be inspired to sign up yourself! Read more and sign up.

Sanitation and water tools portal for national governments

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) has developed a ‘Tools Portal’ to support countries and development partners to put WASH Building Blocks and Collaborative Behaviours into practice. This portal provides easy access to tools and resources aimed to help national governments and implementing partners strengthen the enabling environment for WASH. Read more.

Determining the effectiveness and mode of operation of Community-Led total Sanitation: The DEMO-CLTS study

This is the final report of a project in which CLTS was analysed using the RANAS (Risks, Attitudes, Norms, Abilities, and Self‐regulation) approach. The project covers two cross sectional studies in Cambodia and Mozambique and one big field experiment with 3120 households in northern Ghana were conducted. Read more.

AfricaSan Awards open for nominations!

Do you know an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit their nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. Read more.