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Case studies

La cérémonie de certification FDAL: une fête déclencheuse

ODF celebration in Niger

La cérémonie de certification constitue une suite logique de l’évaluation la mise en œuvre de l’approche Assainissement Total Piloté par la Communauté (ATPC) au niveau des communautés cibles. Au Niger les évaluations jusque là effectuées dans les zones où la mise en œuvre est appuyée par l’UNICEF se sont faites sur la base d’un document consensuel qui prend en compte les éléments suivants :  

Date: 10 April 2013

Girls leading SLTS approach at Gongatarey School

sensitisation on handwashing in Gongatarey school

Before the advent of the CLTS in Plan Niger’s intervention area, students were using the area right behind the classrooms or the bush rather than in the latrines to defecate. To alleviate this situation, Plan Niger has extended CLTS activities to the schools. Gongatarey school has been using School-Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) since 2011 to improve the school environment. This includes promoting the use and maintenance of the school latrines, as well as student-led sessions on health and hygiene.

Date: 5 March 2013

The power of shit: reflections on CLTS in Nepal

A sign in Nepal shows a clear message against open defecation

‘Shit’ is a highly sensitive, almost taboo topic across all cultures. Circumventing this sensitivity has contributed to the failure of many programmes aiming to prevent the practice of Open Defecation (OD). The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach is, however, more successful. This article asserts that this can be attributed to the emphasis placed on the ‘power of shit’ and more significantly the disciplinary action of the ‘disgust’ it elicits.

Date: 4 March 2013

CLTS in small towns: A pilot project in the Northern Region of Ghana

Women in the Northern Region of Ghana

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has been adopted by Ghana as a rural sanitation strategy after several pilot projects. A few years into its implementation, the Northern Regions Small Towns (NORST) Water and Sanitation project, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, started a pilot project seeking to test the viability of CLTS in small towns. The project selected two communities, Bincheratanga and Karaga in the Nanumba North and Karaga districts respectively. This report is meant to share the outcomes of the pilot and lessons learnt.

Date: 4 March 2013

UNICEF Zambia CLTS Newsletter January 2013

Community meeting Zambia

WASH newsletter produced by UNICEF Zambia and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, featuring articles on the national verification and certification process,feedback from a WASH Planning meeting, information about a new wave of implementation of the 3 million people sanitation programme and an interview with a CLTS champion.

Download the January 2013 edition of the newsletter

Date: 4 March 2013

Joint VHT Efforts turn around the health situation of 3 villages after ODF declaration

Village health teams from 3 villages cheer for ODF

Three remote villages, Kigwangu, Mumiti and Kibingo in Buhimba Sub-county, Hoima District, Uganda have cleaned up their communities after World Vision’s UWASH project introduced and intensified CLTS activities in the area. Village Health Teams (VHTs) were instrumental in the success by providing intensive follow up after triggering.

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Date: 14 February 2013

Urban CLTS in Motherland, Nairobi

rubbish and sewerage in Motherland, Nairobi

Motherland is a village located in Kamukunji division in Nairobi. Around 2000 families live in Motherland. Open defecation is a huge problem since there are only three public toilets available to residents. There are no private sanitation blocks. Motherland also has the only ‘illegal’ dump site that serves the whole of the Eastleigh area of Nairobi. The area lacks a sewer system as well as other social amenities like public schools, public health clinics or road infrastructure.

Date: 13 February 2013


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