Adaptations and innovations

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

WASH Fund open: submit your ideas and innovations

ELRHA – (Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance) is launching a series of challenges where they are looking for specific products/processes that address particular water, sanitation and hygiene problems. For instance, the first challenge is to find a solution for latrine lighting in camp settings. If you think you may have a solution for this please read the challenge scope and apply online at In the coming weeks a second challenge in solid waste management will be released – you can check for updates on

Frontières Numéro 1: Développement d’un concept participatif pour l’assainissement

Frontiers Issue 1 French cover

La durabilité des latrines est un enjeu crucial de l’ATPC. Les sols sablonneux ou rocheux , les inondations saisonnières ou encore les termites peuvent présenter de graves défis pour les communautés qui ont choisi de s’occuper de leur propre assainissement grâce à l’ATPC et qui optent pour la construction de latrines. Le manuel de l’ATPC identifie le besoin d’approches par conception participative durant des sessions de suivi avec des communautés ayant fait l’objet d’un déclenchement.

Date: 14 January 2014

CLTS events during SACOSAN V: Transforming sanitation and urban CLTS

CLTS events at SACOSAN V

Apart from the pre-conference workshop, there were two CLTS events during the SACOSAN V in Kathmandu.

One was on ‘Transforming sanitation: CLTS around the world’ and attracted a very high attendance. For around one hour, Kamal Kar (CLTS Foundation), Deepak Sanan (CLTS Foundation), Robert Chambers (Institute of Development Studies) and Chris Williams (WSSCC Executive Director) shared their views on how CLTS has evolved and influenced the sanitation sector.


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