Call for abstracts: Writeshop and publication on sustainability

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Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice.  There have been several useful studies on sustainability that have highlighted some of the different aspects as well as the complexities involved. However, it is unclear how much of the learning from these studies has been built into current and future programming and practice. Based on existing research and our own understanding, we have identified some priority areas for learning:

•       How to phase in sanitation marketing
•       Post-ODF engagement of government, NGOS, donors and others
•       How to ensure equity and inclusion
•       How to transform social norms
•       Monitoring, learning, changing

We want to bring together experience, knowledge and key learnings in this area and are therefore planning a workshop and a publication for 2015.

Call for abstracts

We are therefore inviting expressions of interest for participation in the workshop and contribution to the eventual publication from anyone who feels they have innovations, experience, ideas and learning to contribute in response to one of the five areas outlined above. Participants will be selected on the basis of an abstract. On acceptance, they will then be invited to elaborate this further into a first draft before the workshop.

The work/writeshop

The workshop will take place from the 6th to 12th April 2015 at Lukenya Getaway, Nairobi, Kenya and will be a combination of workshop and writeshop.

Application/selection of participants/contributors:

If you are interested in participating and have experience, an idea or a particular innovation that you can contribute, please send an abstract of 500-900 words outlining what you would like to write about in your chapter to P.Bongartz@ids.ac.uk by 31st January 2015. If your application is successful, we will invite you to work on a first draft to be submitted by 13th March 2015.

Please see the attached document for further information about the work/writeshop and publication

Date: 11 December 2014