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West and Central Africa

CLTS in Ghana: Findings from a Situational Assessment

A situational assessment can inform program planning and evaluation. The Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project team ((Plan USA and UNC) assessed national policy, institutional arrangements, and monitoring systems for CLTS in Ghana prior to evaluating how natural leader training influences CLTS outcomes. It was found that the national government shows strong support for CLTS, non-government actors play key roles in implementation, and improved monitoring is needed to assess program efficiency and effectiveness.

Date: 30 April 2015

CLTS Research Brief: Implementation Context in Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia

The influence of local actors on sanitation outcomes may be linked to contextual factors. In 2012, prior to working with local actors in Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia, the Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability project team characterized the CLTS implementation context in each country. This piece synthesizes these findings, which align with those of the UN-Water GLAAS 2014 report and observations of CLTS practice from the grey literature.

Date: 30 April 2015

Ebola response: CLTS running strong in rural Liberia

This week in Bong County, the National Technical Coordinating Unit (NTCU) – responsible for setting Liberia’s national WASH guidelines – verified 29 new communities as Open Defecation Free (ODF). “What was originally just a short-term basic hygiene promotion has become another successful Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project,” said Global Communities former Country Director Piet deVries to his country staff.

Liberian ODF communities did not experience transmission of the Ebola virus

Mr. deVries, Chief of Party of Global COmmunities described the fight against the virus and the Community Led Total Sanitation program as an incredible and challenging experience.He said with all of these challenges faced by his entity during his tenure, tremendous progress was made in the fight against the Ebola virus, especially in safe burial and the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program. He also disclosed that communities declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) did not experience the transmission of the Ebola virus.

CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop at AfricaSan IV/ Atelier d'apprentissage et de partage du savoir sur l'ATPC lors d'AfricaSan

The CLTS Knowledge Hub and WSSCC will be hosting a one day CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop on Sunday 24th May, the day before the AfricaSan Conference, in Dakar, Senegal. La CLTS Knowledge Hub de l'IDS et WSSCC accueillera un atelier d'apprentissage et de partage du savoir sur l'ATPC le 24 Mai 2015.

Call for written evidence on community led health systems and the Ebola outbreak

The Africa APPG together with Polygeia seeks to explore the lessons from the Ebola crisis for community-led health systems strengthening through examining the current response to the Ebola crisis, and gathering evidence from experts and the affected communities in West Africa.

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.


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