Webinar: Support Mechanisms for Rural Sanitation Programmes

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Webinar: Support Mechanisms for Rural Sanitation Programmes

This is a webinar recording with Dr. Jeremy Kohlitz and Professor Juliet Willetts, the authors of the forthcoming edition of Frontiers of CLTS: Support Mechanisms for Rural Sanitation Programmes. The webinar was recorded on 27th June 2019.

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The webinar focuses on:

  • Different individual support mechanisms including financial, in-kind and non-material that go beyond conventional CLTS support processes
  • How these mechanisms can be designed to address the challenges faced by disadvantaged individuals and groups
  • The necessary monitoring systems and knowledge sharing needs
  • Recommendations for practice moving forward

It begins with a presentation by Dr. Jeremy Kohlitz and Professor Juliet Willetts followed by a Q&A. It is facilitated by Jamie Myers from the CLTS Knowledge Hub.

A renewed focus on equity is being driven by the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation framework and Sustainable Development Goal 6, which emphasises the importance of adequate and equitable sanitation for all. Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is based on the idea that sustained, collective improvements in sanitation work best when communities identify and drive their own sanitation solutions. However, there is evidence that CLTS processes to achieve community-wide outcomes are not always systematic, adequate, sustained, or sufficient to meet the needs of disadvantaged groups. To ensure equitable outcomes, there is increasing attention on additional support mechanisms that complement conventional processes of demand creation, behaviour change, community empowerment and community action.

The forthcoming edition of Frontiers of CLTS: Support Mechanisms for Rural Sanitation Programmes will be available in print and online early July 2019. This is the second part of a two part series on the overarching theme of Equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in sanitation programmes at scale. Part one is available here: Frontiers of CLTS: Equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in sanitation programmes at scale (Part 1 of 2).

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