East Asia and Pacific

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.

Learning Brief: The first Open Defecation Free (ODF) Commune in Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province

This SNV learning brief shares the experiences and lessons learnt from the first ODF commune in SNV’s Sustainable, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) programme target area in Cambodia and reflects on the combination of enabling factors that have positively affected the improved access to sanitation and hygiene.

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Date: 7 July 2014
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Sharing Plan Indonesia’s Journey towards Disability Inclusive WASH: “What has been achieved and how can this help other practitioners?”

People with disability (PWD) are a part of every community, everywhere in the world. They are among the poorest, most marginalized and disadvantaged. Sadly, PWD have the least access to basic WASH services, which contributes to their continued isolation, poor health and poverty. Plan Indonesia has been implementing two CLTS projects in three districts, namely Grobogan, Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS) and Timor Tengah Utara (TTU).

Date: 21 May 2014
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CLTS as long term sanitation strategy for early recovery phase of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

Plan Philippines and the Provincial Health Office of Western Samar facilitated a CLTS training from the 16th to the 19th March 2014 for local government staff, representatives of 25 barangays/villages and health workers in Marabut Municipality of Western Samar Provinces. They are interested in using CLTS as a long term sanitation strategy for enhancing the capacity of the duty bearers to address the sanitation problems in villages badly hit by typhoon Yolanda.

Date: 26 March 2014
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362 Villages in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia break the record

STBM Indonesia record

362 villages in South Timor Tengah and North Timor Tengah District in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province (Indonesia) declared themselves as villages which had successfully applied Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat (STBM) or Community Based Total Sanitation program on 26th November 2013. STBM is an Indonesian hygiene and sanitation program using CLTS approach. Through this program, 600 thousand community members have reaped the benefits of good sanitation.

Date: 30 January 2014
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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

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. 

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