Natural Leaders and champions

Community leaders urged to support drive to stop open defecation

Mr Richard Ahiagbede, Ho Municipal Health Officer has asked chiefs and opinion leaders in 16 communities in the Municipal area to co-operate in the drive to stop open defecation.
Mr Ahiagbede was speaking at a start-up workshop on Water and Sanitation and Health (WASH) Programme of the Ghana Government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The Programme, initiated in 2012, seeks to among others, encourage Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) drive against Open Defecation in rural communities.

Recommendations for Triggering Local Leaders

Community members

Reaching each and every village in Malawi with a CLTS triggering, and sufficient follow-up support cis could take many years, and a lot of resources. So, the ODF Malawi by 2015 National Strategy has suggested some additional ways to promote the concept of “ODF”. What if religious leaders (pastors, church elders, priests, imams, etc.) traditional leaders (village heads, group village heads, traditional authori-ties and chiefs) or other local leaders (VDCs, ADCs, SMCs, etc.) could be effectively encouraged to promote ODF?

Date: 25 April 2013
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Collaboration of Knowledge Links and Art of Living on CLTS in Guna, Madhya Pradesh

As a strategy to ensure sustainability and to strengthen local capacity to carry out CLTS in other villages of Guna District, Knowledge Links along with Art of Living (AOL) has facilitated the evolution of a local non-profit organization of Natural Leaders (NLs) in Guna, Madhya Pradesh.  The organization is known as Madad Samiti.

Read about Madad Samiti

Date: 4 January 2013
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