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Case studies

"Shit should have its own house": Impressions from a CLTS training workshop in Calai, Angola

David Kawika leads shit mapping, Angola

In August 2013. SAREP (USAID’s Southern Africa Regional Environmental Program) organized a one week Training of CLTS Facilitators Workshop in Calai, southern Angola. The Angola workshop was the third in a series of CLTS training events held in the three countries the SAREP initiative is working in (Botswana, Namibia and Angola)..

Read more about the training in Calai, Angola in this account by Ross Kidd, Pusuletso Kidd and Gomolemo Mokete.


Date: 30 October 2013

Why Wait in the Queue? How Kenya’s Slum Dwellers are Reclaiming their Toilets

In Mathare, a large slum in Nairobi, lack of sanitation is one of the major problems facing the 600,000 inhabitants. The Kenyan government constructed public latrines here decades ago but the Nairobi City Council failed to maintain or clean them, leading to dilapidation. The slum’s citizens therefore took the maintenance of the latrines – each of which serves over 1,000 people every day – into their own hands.


Annual Progress Report for 'Empowering self-help sanitation of rural and peri-urban communities and schools in Africa'

sanitation sensitisation in a school in Niger
This annual narrative report describes progress against the overall programme objectives and at country level, outlining challenges and lessons learned as part of Plan's eight country Pan African programme.
Date: 30 August 2013

Promising flames for Karamoja- CLTS to transform behaviour

Community members show disgust and shock during CLTS triggering

World Vision is piloting CLTS in Northern Karamoja to address the dire sanitation situation in one of Uganda's poorest and remotest regions. The Kalimajong population were until recently living as pastoralists but now stay in more permanent settlements. However, the sanitation and hygiene behaviour has remained the same and open defecation is rife.

Read more about how World Vision is using CLTS to address the sanitation challenge in Karamoja.

Date: 29 August 2013

Photo-report of a visit to Rhonda: Total Sanitation in low-income areas of Nakuru, Kenya

This photo-report, commissioned by the CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies, consists of a series of pictures complemented by observations and reflections from Andres Hueso Gonzalez who visited Rhonda in Nakuru after the WEDC Conference and learned about the Realizing the Right to Total Sanitation project, initiated by Practical Action and Umande Trust

Date: 30 July 2013

ODF Verification in Western Equatoria State

Inspecting a household latrine and handwashing station

CLTS was introduced in Western Equatoria State state in October 2011 through a training facilitated by Plan International and sponsored by UNICEF. A number of organizations send representatives to participate in the training. In October 2012 fourteen villages  underwent Open Defecation Free (ODF) verification. These are villages that had been facilitated by one of UNICEF’s partners, Intersos. 10 of the villages had claimed to have attained ODF status and this provided a rationale for conducting the verification.

Date: 17 May 2013

Improving sanitation in Northern Bahr Gazel State with CLTS

CLTS latrine

Tearfund started to work in Aweil Centre County, one of the five counties in Northern Bahr State in April 2011 implementing an integrated programme of water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) and food security projects. The projects are aimed at supporting   the resettling   of returnees and the internally displaced people in the state.  The second phase of the project started in April 2012 and will come to a close by the end of March 2013; the main approach for sanitation improvement especially at household level has been community-led total sanitation (CLTS).

Date: 17 May 2013


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