Africa

Evaluation of CLTS in Vatambe and Emagnevy Mahatalaky Rural Commune, Anosy Region, Madagascar

In 2010 Azafady started piloting CLTS with 2 communities in Mahatalaky Rural Commune. This evaluation report documents organisational lessons learnt from the initiative – for example the challenges of triggering during a peak labour period. The evaluation looks at the period October 2010 to June 2011.

Date: 20 September 2011
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Hope out of conflict – How sanitation plays a vital role in protecting women and children from sexual violence in DRC

Working in the North-Kivu province of DRC, the Programme de Promotion de Soins Santé Primaires is using an integrated and holistic approach that includes CLTS to address the linked problems of sexual violence and sanitation which affect women and children. Adopting a CLTS approach, and working in schools and health clinics, maternal and child health in the area has improved, and the increase in household latrines have reduced the vulnerability of women. In addition, through establishing community protection committees, survivors of sexual violence are able to speak out, receive counselling and seek justice.

Date: 8 September 2011

Children’s involvement in CLTS: A case study of Oboyambo community in central region of Ghana

Short case study from Plan Ghana on activities that form part of the Pan Africa Project The case study looks at the involvement and active participation of children in CLTS and SLTS in Oboyambo community, Agona East District of the Central Region of Ghana a

Date: 8 September 2011
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Smoothing the way for more pit latrines

UNICEF and NGOs in West Africa have realised that it is not poverty or lack of resources that are responsible for the lack of sanitation in rural areas, but a lack of understanding about costs and benefits. Through CLTS, Plan International, WaterAid and UNICEF in West Africa all encourage communities to build inexpensive hygienic latrines themselves. Building and using latrines is one of the most effective ways to combat diarrhea, which kills 1.5 million under-five children globally each year.

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