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12 February 2019

Alassane Beye (Ministère de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement,  Sénégal) parle de la réussite du Projet Pilote récent Hygiène et Assainissement, ainsi que des motivations derrière ce projet. Ce projet a pour objectif d’inciter les changements de comportements à grande échelle à travers une ‘Caravane de Communication’ visitant les zones rurales du Sénégal.

12 February 2019

Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO (Chef/PAPHyR BENIN parle du processus qui a permis à l’ONG APIC de concevoir et développer localement un pot de défécation pour les personnes à mobilité réduite dans la Commune de Copargo.

English translation: Yadjidé ADISSODA GBEDO (Head / PAPHyR BENIN) talks about the process that allowed the NGO APIC to locally design and develop a defecation pot for people with reduced mobility in the Copargo Commune.

[The interview is in French with English subtitles]

11 February 2019

Massa Antoine Traore (Directeur Régional Assainissement pour la région de Mopti, Ministère de l’Environnement et de l’Assainissement, Mali) explique les six étapes de la stratégie nationale FDAL du Mali.

English translation: Massa Antoine Traore (Sanitation Regional Director for the Mopti Area, Ministry of the Environment and Sanitation, Mali) explains the six steps of Mali's national ODF strategy.

[The interview is in French with English subtitles]

11 February 2019

Massa Antoine Traore (Directeur Régional Assainissement pour la région de Mopti, Ministère de l’Environnement et de l’Assainissement, Mali) parle du développement de la stratégie nationale de Fin de la Défécation à l’Air Libre (FDAL)   au Mali.

English translation: Massa Antoine Traore (Sanitation Regional Director for the Mopti Area, Ministry of the Environment and Sanitation, Mali) talks about the development of the national ODF strategy in Mali.

[The interview is in French with English subtitles]

31 January 2019

Nanpet Chuktu (Programme Manager, United Purpose, Nigeria) talks about the local initiative ‘WASH committees’ - small community groups who carry out ‘peer reviews’ of neighbouring post-ODF villages to help ensure high WASH standards are maintained.

31 January 2019

Ada Oko Williams (Senior WASH Manager Sanitation, International Programmes Department, WaterAid UK)  talks about the implementation of WaterAid’s behaviour change programme in Nigeria and about why it was developed on from a CLTS approach.

31 January 2019

Dr Josué Ibulungu (Coordinateur du Consortium SWIFT en RDC, Oxfam) parle du développement d’une stratégie semi-urbaine pour l’assainissement, l’hygiène et l’eau en RDC.   Cette stratégie adapte sensiblement l’approche CLTS pour être utilisée dans les zones semi-urbaines.

English translation: Dr Josué Ibulungu (Sustainable WASH in Fragile Contexts (SWIFT) Consortium Coordinator, Oxfam Congo) talks about the development of a semi-urban strategy for sanitation, hygiene and water in Democratic Republic of Congo. This strategy significantly adapts CLTS for use in for semi-urban areas.

31 January 2019

Adama Sy (Responsable de programme, Agetip, Sénégal) parle d’une initiative locale, les Caisses de Solidarité Villageoise, auxquelles toutes les personnes au sein d’un même village contribuent, même les plus démunies. Le  but de cette initiative est de pouvoir soutenir financièrement tous les villageois à construire des latrines et à y accéder. Une fois que le statut FDAL est atteint les caisses continuent de soutenir les gens à construire des latrines améliorées.

17 September 2018

The CLTS Knowledge Hub, based at the Institute of Development Studies, WaterAid, WSSCC and UNICEF co-convened a regional workshop in Saly, Senegal, 25th-28th June 2018 with support from AGETIP. The event brought together those engaged in rural WASH programming from 14 countries across the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo) alongside experts working at regional and global levels.

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7 August 2018

The CLTS Knowledge Hub held a four-day regional workshop in Saly, Senegal; the major aim was encouraging and engaging sanitation practitioners across fifteen West and Central African (WCA) countries for them to share knowledge and experiences, as well as challenges and innovations in regards to Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

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3 August 2018

At the recent West and Central Africa Regional Rural Sanitation workshop, organised by the CLTS Knowledge Hub, in Saly, Senegal 25-28 June 2018, sanitation practitioners from 15 countries met to discuss regional and national sanitation challenges, to identify lessons learned and share best practices. Many participants identified the different components of the sustainability of open defecation free (ODF) achievements and links with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically with the ‘safely managed sanitation’ target 6.2, as significant challenges.

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12 July 2018

Flying into Dakar, Senegal, for the start of the four day West and Central Africa Regional Rural Sanitation Workshop, hosted by the CLTS Knowledge Hub, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), I was struck by the arid landscape that we flew over. The vast vista was dominated by dry red soils and parched vegetation; a timely reminder of the water scarcity and food security problems faced by many countries in West and Central Africa (despite an abundance of human and natural resources).

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11 July 2018

Mali is renowned as the location of the one of the few Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programmes that has managed to demonstrate a reduction in stunting from increased community-level sanitation coverage. There is much to learn and share from this programme, especially across the West and Central Africa region where similar sanitation challenges are faced and open defecation rates generally remain high.

(Photo: Children outside school in Koulikoro, Mali)