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Webinar on Participatory Design Development for Sanitation- Recording and Follow up

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The CLTS Knowledge Hub hosted a webinar on Participatory Design Development for Sanitation on Thursday 26th March 2015. Ben Cole, the author of Frontiers issue 1 discussed his experiences in applying participatory design to accompany and extend Malawi’s national CLTS programme.
Participatory design is a natural extension to the processes applied in CLTS programs. Indeed, participatory design is identified in the original CLTS handbook (Kar and Chambers, 2008) but few practitioners or researchers have explored or applied the approach.

Ben’s work in three rural districts in Malawi demonstrated the immense potential that participatory design can offer to CLTS programming. It offers a low-cost, engagement tool that can support traditional follow-up approaches to CLTS programming.

During the webinar, Ben presented the three-day design workshops he facilitated in Malawi, explaining the process, outcomes and follow-up. In addition, Ben also discussed the refinement and testing of the locally inspired designs and how the designs were used as the focal point for a social marketing approach to sanitation supported by UNICEF Malawi.

Watch the presentation and listen to the recording of the webinar on youtube

You can also listen to the audio only version of the webinar on soundcloud here

Download the presentation separately

Get in touch if you have specific questions for Ben by contacting the CLTS Knowledge Hub or emailing Ben directly

And there are opportunities to continue the conversation about participatory design development by posting or commenting on these threads in the SuSanA and SanCop discussion fora.


Date: 27 March 2015