Webinar: Local government leadership in sanitation and hygiene: experiences and learnings

Dear friends and colleagues,

Webinar: Local government leadership in sanitation and hygiene: experiences and learnings
(English & French event – Le texte en français se trouve en bas)

Event: Policy and practice: Evidence-driven rural sanitation programs for scale, equity, and sustainability in Africa

Thursday 25th November 3pm-4:30pm (UK time)

At AfricaSan6 conference, the Sanitation Learning Hub are co-convenors of this free online session on lessons learned from recent rural sanitation programs.

This session will begin with an overview of the progress in rural sanitation in Africa, including an analysis of funding commitments. It will be followed by a presentation of lessons offered by the most recent evidence on performance of rural sanitation programming programs, featuring the following focal areas:

Shifting millions from open defecation to hygienic latrines: process documentation of 100% sanitation approach

This report gives account of the VERC (Village Education Resource Centre) project undertaken in seven districts (Bhola, CoxÆs Bazar, Chittagong, Rajashahi, Naogaon and Chapai Nawabganj) to develop a total community empowerment approach towards achieving 100% sanitized villages. The report gives a background to the VERC Water and Sanitation Programme and describes the 100% Sanitized Approach which is based on the assumption that communities have their own strength and willingness to overcome their own water and sanitation problems.

Subsidy or self-respect? Community-led total sanitation: an awesome opportunity and responsibility

This very brief discussion note for the SACOSAN conference in Dhaka 2003, describes the concept of community-led total sanitation (CLTS). It looks at the realities, vision and challenges of CLTS in improving the wellbeing for many rural and/or poor communities. It gives short comments on what has happened so far; benefits; how the technique has developed and briefly how it works; shifts from target driven partial sanitation (TDPS) to CLTS; non-negotiable principles for CTLS; scaling up of CTLS; and potential of CTLS for the future.