Africa

Community follow up workshop facilitation guide for orientation of community leaders

Community Follow-up Workshop Facilitation Guide prepared by the consortium of InterAide and Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) in Phalombe District, Malawi. This is a guide that facilitators used during community follow-up workshops in Phalombe, which involved Village headmen, Natural Leaders (from various village structures) as well as the respective Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs). It provides facilitation techniques, examples and tips for conducting a follow-up workshop for community members.

Date: 30 May 2012
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School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) project in Kenema and Pujehun districts in Sierra Leone

Counterparts in Rehabilitation and Development in Sierra Leone (CORD-SL) with support from UNICEF is implementing a School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) project in Kenema and Pujehun districts in the east and south of the country. It is envisaged that by the end July 2012, primary school students and teachers in 16 previously targeted schools in Western Area, Pujehun and Kenema districts will have improved their hygiene behaviors and their catchment communities achieve and sustain Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.

Empowering communities to become open defecation-free: CLTS in South Sudan

CLTS is a critical component of UNICEF’s work in water, sanitation and hygiene in South Sudan, where nearly 90 per cent of the population don’t have access to adequate sanitation, and 64 per cent practice open defecation. “The concept behind CLTS is to empower the community as a whole,” said Sarla Varma, UNICEF WASH Specialist in Malakal, South Sudan. “Through a participatory process, we ignite the community’s desire for change, and encourage them to find their own solutions to safe sanitation. We at UNICEF play the role of facilitator in the process,” she added.

Date: 21 May 2012
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CLTS saves lives in rural Chad

Chad has one of the lowest rates of access to safe drinking water and sanitation services in the world. The result has been recurrent outbreaks of diseases like polio, meningitis and cholera. While access to safe water and sanitation is improving in urban areas, children in rural areas are almost always at risk from these sanitation-related diseases. UNICEF and partners are now implementing CLTS in eight regions across Chad to change this. Since the project began, 202 villages have achieved 100 per cent latrine coverage and, with it, cleaner, healthier living conditions.

NEWSAN urges government to boost water and sanitation in Nigeria

The Network for Civil Societies on Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has called on government at all levels to take urgent steps to boost water and sanitation conditions in the country. NEWSAN is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and a network for civil society organisations involved in water sanitation and hygiene programmes in the country. The statement was issued after a two-day National Sensitisation Workshop on CLTS, organised for NGOs in the country in Makurdi.

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