Adaptations and innovations

CLTS at the 36th WEDC International Conference (Report)

WEDC Conference, Nakuru

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) had a strong presence at the WEDC conference in Nakuru, Kenya. The CLTS Knowledge Hub hosted a number of events throughout the week, which are described in this report.  New innovations came to light, and exciting discussions were had both during the sessions, and at the CLTS exhibition stall, which was a key focal point for all people interested in CLTS.  Dr Kamal Kar gave a powerful keynote speech in the opening plenary which brought CLTS to the minds of all conference participants from the outset.

Date: 29 August 2013

Using participatory design to develop latrine options in Malawi

Creating prototypes to explore the design options
In 2011, UNICEF Malawi decided to apply social marketing tools to improve and enhance their existing CLTS program. The CLTS program had demonstrated great advances in improving sanitation coverage. However, reports were coming into the office that households were continuing to struggle with poor product designs that collapsed after a short time-in-use.

Concurrent M&E system to track CLTS progress using Google Fusion and Google Earth

The CLTS programme in Budni Block, Madhya Pradesh, India, supported by UNICEF, aims to obtain the first-of-its-kind model resource ODF Block in Madhya Pradesh, through CLTS. The programme uses a combination of innovative M&E applications to track progress and manage follow up: Google Earth an Google Fusion offer powerful tools for fine-tuning implementation, triggering and follow-up strategies to accelerate progress towards ODF.

Date: 8 November 2012
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CLTS training workshop for facilitation teams in East Timor

This case study describes and analyses a six-day Training of Facilitators (TOF) workshop on the CLTS methodology in East Timor, which was held in November 2011. It describes how CLTS has been adapted to the Timorese context (where there is limited experience with community facilitation and mobilization and there has been a long period of subsidy for infrastructure generally) how the workshop was planned and implemented, how the
practice sessions were organized in the villages, and what was learned from the workshop about how to do CLTS training and how to facilitate the triggering process.

Date: 8 November 2012

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