Adaptations and innovations

AfricaSan 4: scattered highlights, and one lowlight!

A huge conference like AfricaSan provides a wealth of information and learning for the enthusiastic sanitation groupie. But so much is packed into the three-day duration that it is impossible to take in everything – schedules are tight, and often overlap, which means that nobody manages to see all of their top picks, despite efforts to have thematic discussions running in parallel throughout the conference.

Rural sanitation in flood affected areas evaluation

Post Floods 2010, UNICEF with other development partners developed and implemented a large-scale sanitation recovery initiative. The initiative is known as Early Recovery Scaling-up of Rural Sanitation in Flood Affected Districts (RuSFAD). It was jointly developed by UNICEF, UN HABITAT and Plan Pakistan (PP). The field implementation was undertaken by leading national non-profit organizations across Pakistan. With some overlapping, the project was implemented in three phases during 2010-12. The third phase was planned during late 2011; however, its implementation started in early 2012.

Date: 2 March 2015

CLTS in Fragile and Insecure Contexts: Experience from Somalia and South Sudan- UNICEF WASH Field Note

This Field Note describes the experiences of implementing CLTS programmes in the fragile states contexts of South Sudan and Somalia, with recommendations on where the approach needs to be adapted to be applied in these settings.
Date: 9 February 2015

Fronteiras Edição 1: Desenvolvimento da Concepção Participativa para Saneamento

A sustentabilidade das latrinas é uma questão fundamental de CLTS. Solos arenosos ou rochosos, inundações sazonais e térmitas podem criar dificuldades às comunidades que assumiram elas próprias a responsabilidade do seu saneamento, como resultado do CLTS, e que estão a construir latrinas. O Manual de CLTS identifica a necessidade de abordagens da concepção participativa durante as sessões de acompanhamento com as comunidades capacitadas.

Date: 16 June 2014

Sanitation in emergencies: synopsis from the 14th SanCop meeting

The 14th meeting of the UK's Sanitation Community of Practice was held on Thursday 10th April at Oxfam's head office in Oxford. The meeting's focus was on Sanitation in Emergencies.

The meeting aimed to:
• Outline recent trends in emergency sanitation
• Explore the applicability of CLTS (community led total sanitation) in an emergency context
• Highlight sanitation technologies for use in emergency and humanitarian contexts
• Develop an appreciation of accessibility issues when designing and planning latrines and sanitation facilities.

Date: 20 May 2014

CLTS as long term sanitation strategy for early recovery phase of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

Plan Philippines and the Provincial Health Office of Western Samar facilitated a CLTS training from the 16th to the 19th March 2014 for local government staff, representatives of 25 barangays/villages and health workers in Marabut Municipality of Western Samar Provinces. They are interested in using CLTS as a long term sanitation strategy for enhancing the capacity of the duty bearers to address the sanitation problems in villages badly hit by typhoon Yolanda.

Date: 26 March 2014


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