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First day at the Pan Africa annual review meeting: learning and reflections

This was my first, but unfortunately, probably the last annual review meeting of the CLTS Pan Africa Programme. We started the day with introductions and ice-breakers followed by updates from the different countries that a part of the project. It was great to hear how the different country officers have been implementing CLTS as well as changes they have made following the Plan ODF Sustainability Study. From the different presentations two things really stood out:

First annual review meeting, first day, first blog!

Today was my first Pan-African CLTS review meeting and I enjoyed every part of it and also learnt a lot. It is my first time in Uganda after hearing so much of this beautiful country. Talking about firsts, this is my first blog ever. I am always enthused when I meet people who ask me to read their blogs and decided to volunteer myself alongside Sharon when one of the facilitators, Petra asked for volunteers to blog the day’s proceedings.

Realizing the Right to Sanitation in Deprived Urban Communities

There are serious institutional challenges associated with low-cost sanitation in deprived urban communities. These include a collective action challenge, a coproduction challenge, a challenge of affordability versus acceptability, and a challenge related to housing tenure. This paper Gordon McGranahan (IIED) examines these challenges, revealing both the importance of community-driven sanitation improvement and its difficulties.

Date: 26 February 2015

Delhi: Achieving ODF status

With the fact that nearly 35% of Delhi slum dwellers still practise open defecation, most of community and public toilets in the capital remains non-functional; the present scenario doesn’t seem to meet the goals of Delhi Master Plan for making the city Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2015. In this article, Ajay Sinha, Chief Operating Officer, Feedback Foundation Trust addresses the key challenges in achieving the goals.
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Plan Ethiopia's Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene News, July 2014

Newsletter update from Plan Ethiopia detailing the activities and achievements of their three sanitation and hygiene projects: Scaling up
Community and School Led Total Sanitation (funded by UNICEF), Scaling up Sanitation in Rural, Urban and School areas (funded by Plan Netherlands) and Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability Project (funded by Plan USA).

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Date: 16 July 2014
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