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East Asia and Pacific

Communities Collaborate to Improve Sanitation

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health, UNICEF and NGOs participated in a recent workshop on  Community Led Total Sanitation (CTLS).

The six day event was the first of its kind in Solomon Islands using the concept of community-led development to improve health through safe and sustainable sanitation. Dr. Kamal Kar, founder of the CLTS Foundation, conducted the CLTS Training of Trainers workshop. He encouraged the participants to work together to support the elimination of open defecation in communities in the Solomon Islands.

Plan Indonesia Disability Inclusion in WASH

disability friendly toilet in Indonesia

Since the beginning of 2012 Plan Indonesia has been explicitly trying to implement disability inclusion approaches within its existing sanitation and hygiene projects. Even though the results achieved at the community level vary, it is becoming clear that disability inclusion approaches are making a difference in terms of enabling people with disability (PWD) to have full access to basic sanitation and hygiene facilities.

Date: 7 February 2013

Improving CLTS from a community perspective in Indonesia

Despite government commitment and progress in impriving sanitation in Indonesia, there are still around 63 million people practising open defecation. This report is based on the findings of a study commissioned by Plan Indonesia that explored the reasons why CLTS is not achieving more promising results in Indonesia and to offer recommendations to achieve faster and more sustainable results on the ground.
Date: 4 January 2013

Who is the 'latrine boss' of Indonesia?

Approximately 237 million people live in more than 16,000 islands that make up the nation of Indonesia. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program on drinking water and sanitation, a staggering 62 million Indonesians still defecate in the open, using fields and waterways to complete their most private business. The Association of Grobogan Sanitation Entrepreneurs (PAPSIGRO) is a group of sanitation marketers who are hoping to do a thing or million about this.


Indonesia is 3rd lowest ranked ASEAN country in terms of sanitation quality

Indonesia is the third-lowest ranking ASEAN country in terms of sanitation quality, according to Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto.“We’re obviously not in the worst position, but that’s where we are. Just look at UNICEF’s data from 2011, which reported that 26 percent of Indonesian citizens are still defecating in open spaces,” Djoko said on Monday at a sanitation conference in Jakarta, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Informed choice catalogue on improved latrine options

Informed choice catalogue cover

This booklet was developed to show that there is a wide range of rural latrine options and latrine designs adapted for users with special needs or for use in special circumstances (flooding, high groundwater table). Such different latrine types that can be used in rural areas are shown in pictures together with advantages and disadvantages, expected life span and needed materials. This format makes it easy to present a range of options and to discuss villagers’ preferences (depending on their willingness and ability to pay).

Date: 9 November 2012


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