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Adoption of CLTS: Guidance for programming of CLTS in Tearfund-supported projects

These Guidelines, based on Tearfund’s early experience of CLTS and taking into account the experiences of other organisations which have implemented CLTS, are intended to assist Tearfund partners and Disaster Management Teams in robust programming of CLTS, particularly in addressing the issues of environmentally and physically safe sanitation systems, and the issue of achieving safe sanitation systems equitably throughout a community
following a CLTS campaign.

Date: 12 August 2010

CLTS by the book in the Buvuma Islands, Lake Victoria, Uganda

This is a brief account of how Terry Wolfer and Robin (Buz) Kloot of the University of South Carolina stumbled upon CLTS as a solution to problems they encountered whilst working on issues of access to safe drinking water in Uganda. Without training, by just using the CLTS Handbook as their guide, they were able to train local Shepherd’s Heart International Ministries (SHIM) staff and trigger communities in the Buvuma Islands on Lake Victoria.

Date: 27 July 2010

Amnesty International Report- Insecurity and Indignity: women's experiences in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

Amnesty International has just published a report on women’s experiences in the slums of Nairobi which shows that women living in informal settlements are particularly affected by the lack of adequate access to sanitation facilities. In addition to difficulties relating to lack of privacy, they face threats to their safety. Lack of toilet facilities in or near the home means that women are vulnerable to rape and other gender-based violence when they go for open defecation or visit public facilities during the night.
(July 2010)


Community Approaches to Total Sanitation: Case studies from India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Zambia

This Field Note discusses the evolution of sanitation programming in UNICEF and the origins of CATS (Community Approaches to Sanitation). It examines each of the CATS essential elements and explores their implementation through country case studies. The case studies illustrate a range of methods under the CATS umbrella:

  • Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Sierra Leone and Zambia
  • School-Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) in Nepal; and
  • the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in India.
Date: 13 July 2010

Piloting CLTS in an urban setting: Diary of progress in Mathare 10, Nairobi Kenya

PLEASE NOTE: Further blogs on Mathare will now appear on the main blog

Below you will find an ongoing blog about CLTS in the urban setting of Mathare 10, Nairobi, Kenya in which Sammy Musyoki of Plan Kenya documents and reflects on progress as the pilot unfolds.

The UCLTS team in Mathare is also on Facebook Check out their group!

And you can now watch Story Yetu, a film about urban sanitation and waste management, Community Cleaning services work, youth engagement and entrepreneurship in Mathare 10 online.

Date: 1 July 2010


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