Case studies

Plan Indonesia Disability Inclusion in WASH

disability friendly toilet in Indonesia

Since the beginning of 2012 Plan Indonesia has been explicitly trying to implement disability inclusion approaches within its existing sanitation and hygiene projects. Even though the results achieved at the community level vary, it is becoming clear that disability inclusion approaches are making a difference in terms of enabling people with disability (PWD) to have full access to basic sanitation and hygiene facilities.

Date: 7 February 2013

Collaboration of Knowledge Links and Art of Living on CLTS in Guna, Madhya Pradesh

As a strategy to ensure sustainability and to strengthen local capacity to carry out CLTS in other villages of Guna District, Knowledge Links along with Art of Living (AOL) has facilitated the evolution of a local non-profit organization of Natural Leaders (NLs) in Guna, Madhya Pradesh.  The organization is known as Madad Samiti.

Read about Madad Samiti

Date: 4 January 2013

School-led Total Sanitation in Sierra Leone

Community in Kenema, Sierra Leone
UNICEF Sierra Leone supports the Government of Sierra Leone with a basic package of WASH in Schools Programme, consisting of three major components: provision of Child Friendly WASH facilities in schools, sanitation and hygiene promotion in schools through School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE), and sanitation and hygiene promotion in school catchment communities through School-Led Total Sanitation (SLTS).
Date: 4 January 2013

Triggering for handwashing in CLTS

Woman washing her hands, Malawi
The ODF Malawi 2015 Strategy and National Hand Washing Campaign have contributed to an increased focus on handwashing with soap (HWWS) in Malawi. CLTS is one of the key interventions used for sanitation and hygiene promotion in Malawi, with handwashing (HW) as a key component of ODF status achievement. However, the tools used to trigger for handwashing appear minimal and could therefore be improved upon. This report reviews current methods for triggering for handwashing and CLTS and assess their effectiveness in creating handwashing facilities and increasing the presence of soap. It also suggests areas for improvement and describes new triggering tools that have been piloted and evaluated.
Date: 4 January 2013

They Gave A Shit, Got Awarded

ODF certification Kwale

We are on our way to Msulwa Primary school where the celebrations to mark the World Toilet Day are being held. We get lost and stop to ask an elderly woman who turns out to be heading to Msulwa too. After giving her a ride, she tells us of how her village is trying to reach the ODF target. “Twajitahidi sana kujenga vyoo ili tusile mavi tena”. (We are trying hard to build toilets, so as not to eat faeces again) she says.

Date: 20 December 2012

Shit safely, live healthy- CLTS in Matungulu and Masinga districts

Plan Kenya, Machakos Programme Unit (PU) received a four year grant from the European Union to support implementation of community programs in water and sanitation. This is being carried out in two districts namely Masinga and Matungulu. One of the key expected outcomes is attainment of Open Defecation Free communities in the two districts through CLTS approach. To date, 56 villages have been triggered and 20 with a population of 15,250 persons have attained ODF (awaiting certification).

Date: 29 November 2012

Who is the 'latrine boss' of Indonesia?

Approximately 237 million people live in more than 16,000 islands that make up the nation of Indonesia. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program on drinking water and sanitation, a staggering 62 million Indonesians still defecate in the open, using fields and waterways to complete their most private business. The Association of Grobogan Sanitation Entrepreneurs (PAPSIGRO) is a group of sanitation marketers who are hoping to do a thing or million about this.


World Toilet Day 2012: Stories of hope and signs of progress

World Toilet Day logo
The 19th November is World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation challenge- one in three people on the planet do not have access to a hygienic toilet - and of how much there still is to do to ensure that approximately 2.5 billion of people around the globe gain access to improved sanitation. It's a day to break the silence and taboos around toilets and all things shit. But also a day to celebrate the good work that is being done and what has been achieved already. So we asked people around the world to tell us what experience, activity or event in the last year signals to them that progress is being made in the area of sanitation?
Date: 15 November 2012


Subscribe to RSS - Case studies