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Facilitating “Hands-on” Training Workshops for CLTS: A Trainer's Training Guide

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Kamal Kar’s Trainers’ Training Guide on Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), published by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

This long awaited publication responds to the demand for guidance on how to conduct training of CLTS facilitators. The fast spread of CLTS to now over 40 countries means that the demand for good facilitators and trainers of facilitators currently outstrips supply. As CLTS requires a special kind of facilitation, it also calls for a different type of training of facilitators. Training always has to be hands-on, in real time, through triggering in communities and lead to emergence of ODF villages.

The guide includes much useful information on how to organise and conduct CLTS training of facilitators, as well as how to follow-up, and thereby hopes to spread good practice. It is intended for immediate use by trainers around the world. It will also be helpful for those who manage and supervise trainers and facilitators in terms of giving them insight into the different ways CLTS facilitation and training work, allowing them to appreciate the flexibility, specific support needs and special ways of working that CLTS entails.

TheTrainers’ Guide encourages trainers to innovate as appropriate and to add to the core principles and practices outlined in this manual.

Like the Handbook on CLTS, this Guide may freely be translated into other languages. If you are thinking of translating the Trainer’s Guide into another language, please let us know

escTo obtain a hardcopy of the Guide, contact WSSCC

Date: 29 April 2010