SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:31:34 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Piloting a Community Led School Sanitation Improvement in Conflict Affected areas in ARMM Philippines was a success. - by: RoyCal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/21294-piloting-a-community-led-school-sanitation-improvement-in-conflict-affected-areas-in-armm-philippines-was-a-success#21294 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/21294-piloting-a-community-led-school-sanitation-improvement-in-conflict-affected-areas-in-armm-philippines-was-a-success#21294 The remaining beneficiary schools that have been selected with Department of Education Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Deped ARMM)were in Lanao area. This brings along some security challenges as the schools are in red areas and therefore GIZ and its contractors cannot directly access the schools.
The shift of strategy of GIZ in implementing sanitation facilities improvement from contractor led approach to community led brings high accomplishment rating making the DepEd ARMM decide to replicate it in island provinces.

The DepEd ARMM Regional Monitoring Team (RMT), Division Facilities Coordinators, School Heads and the Trained Sanitation Community Skilled Workers (SCSW) played a great role in this success.


The 3 agencies set up guiding roles and responsibilities to implement this approach:

DepEd ARMM Regional Office

•Provide the delivery of construction materials from GIZ Warehouse in Cotabato City to the schools
•Committed to provide incentive reward worth Php 10,000.00 per school who completed the classroom toilet construction
•Conducts monitoring of the target schools

School communities

•Identify a skilled worker to participate in the training
•Provide the needed labour
•Ensure the construction is completed in a timely manner

GIZ

•Provide orientation to school heads and on-the-job training for CSW
•Provide construction materials to the schools

DepEd Regional Monitoring Team and GIZ FFS staff developed a simple monitoring tool for non-engineers to be use by the team during school site visits. This was used during the early stage of classroom toilet construction wherein during the school visit of RMT, and any findings was discussed to the school heads and the SCSW before leaving the school. This is to minimize back jobs and meet the standard classroom toilet set by DepEd ARMM.

Since rainfall in Lanao and Marawi areas is frequent, rainwater catchment is very feasible for school children have access to water inside the new constructed classroom toilets. Some of the schools replicated the temporary rainwater catchment that the skilled workers installed in the classroom toilets they have constructed.

Some of the output of community led classroom toilet constructed in Lanao and Marawi schools are shown in the attachment

As of today 32 out of 35 schools have completed the repair and construction of classroom toilet and received their reward incentives in the amount of Php 10,000.00. For the 3 schools they were given memo by the office of the DepEd ARMM Secretary to do lots of explaining on the status of the project.]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:17:33 +0000
Re: Using CLTS in the transition phase from emergency to development - by: nityajacob http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20381-using-clts-in-the-transition-phase-from-emergency-to-development#21104 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20381-using-clts-in-the-transition-phase-from-emergency-to-development#21104
I haven't seen CLTS implemented in the aftermath of emergencies, but in many rural communities in India. The routine is sending a team of trained motivators to spend 3 days in a village (or habitation). Day 1 is for pre-triggering where they meet people, survey the village and draw the OD maps during a public meeting. Day 2 is for triggering in different localities, taking care to have a relatively homogenous group. There is no prescribed way for this but the rule of thumb seems to be one member from each family and people from the same caste and religion in each triggering session. Day 3 is for setting up the local groups to stop people from defecating in the open by intercepting them in the morning and evenings.

The motivators' experiences seem to suggest small groups work best. Therefore, in a situation where people have been displaced, homogeneity would be desirable but harder than in settled villages. Local leaders in their experience work without payment but the motivators are paid. A local official is part of their team to lend weight to the process. Their team revisits the village every few days after triggering for a few months to keep tabs on what's happening and brings aberrations to the notice of senior officials.

Local leaders do crave some form of recognition - citations, uniform, badges, etc., and if a job is well done, then an award. They usually do not get cash awards but their efforts are recognised by high-ups in the government. This seems to keep them going. Pure altruism is rare to find, however!

Regards
Nitya]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:31:05 +0000
Free webinar on Monitoring, Verification and Certification of CLTS - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/21101-free-webinar-on-monitoring-verification-and-certification-of-clts#21101 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/21101-free-webinar-on-monitoring-verification-and-certification-of-clts#21101
Monitoring, verification and certification are essential for ensuring the success and sustainability of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) efforts. Monitoring assesses and documents progress towards and the sustainability of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. Verification and certification provide a goal for communities and help implementing agencies and governments to ensure consistency and reliability of desired outcomes.

The webinar will begin with an overview of global practice followed by case-studies from UNICEFs Kenya and Mali programmes. Presenters will explore successes as well as the issues and challenges that are emerging around monitoring, verification and certification as CLTS is being used at scale.

Presenters will include:

Kath Pasteur, independent consultant, author of Keeping Track: CLTS Monitoring, Certification and Verification (www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...ion-and-verification)

Kalifa Keita, WASH Specialist, UNICEF Mali

Shivanarain Singh, WASH Specialist, UNICEF Kenya

Register here www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/stor...d-certification-clts]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:10:25 +0000
In Portuguese! Rastrear Progresso e Sustentabilidade: Monitoria, Verificação e Certificação de CLTS - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20555-in-portuguese-rastrear-progresso-e-sustentabilidade-monitoria-verificacao-e-certificacao-de-clts#20555 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20555-in-portuguese-rastrear-progresso-e-sustentabilidade-monitoria-verificacao-e-certificacao-de-clts#20555
Esta Nota de Reflexão examina as questões e os desafios que estão a surgir relativamente a monitoria, verificação e certificação à medida que o CLTS vai sendo usado em escalas maiores. Embora se tenham registado progressos, subsistem lacunas significativas na prática, que se colmatariam melhor com mais inovação e mais aprendizagem.

Baixar esta Nota de Reflexão www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...-certifica-o-de-clts]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:44 +0000
Maintenant disponible en français! - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18436-sustainable-sanitation-for-all-experiences-challenges-and-innovations-new-publication#20543 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18436-sustainable-sanitation-for-all-experiences-challenges-and-innovations-new-publication#20543
Le livre 'Assainissement pour tous: expériences, défis et innovations' est maintenant disponible en français
Télécharger le livre par chapitre ici www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...d-fis-et-innovations

À propos du livre
Ce livre s’attache à décrire la mosaïque de paysages de durabilité de l’ATPC et de l’assainissement en faisant référence aux Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) et en prenant des exemples tirés d’Afrique et d’Asie ; il capture une myriade d’expériences et d’innovations issues d’un large éventail d’institutions et d’acteurs au sein du secteur de l’EAH et il s’efforce de formuler des recommandations et des suggestions pratiques en matière de politiques et de pratiques à l’intention des bailleurs de fonds, des décideurs, des pouvoirs publics et des praticiens.]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:27:37 +0000
In French: Un assainissement durable pour tous: expériences, défis et innovations - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20542-in-french-un-assainissement-durable-pour-tous-experiences-defis-et-innovations#20542 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20542-in-french-un-assainissement-durable-pour-tous-experiences-defis-et-innovations#20542 Télécharger le livre par chapitre ici www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...d-fis-et-innovations

À propos du livre
Ce livre s’attache à décrire la mosaïque de paysages de durabilité de l’ATPC et de l’assainissement en faisant référence aux Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) et en prenant des exemples tirés d’Afrique et d’Asie ; il capture une myriade d’expériences et d’innovations issues d’un large éventail d’institutions et d’acteurs au sein du secteur de l’EAH et il s’efforce de formuler des recommandations et des suggestions pratiques en matière de politiques et de pratiques à l’intention des bailleurs de fonds, des décideurs, des pouvoirs publics et des praticiens.]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:38 +0000
Re: Using CLTS in the transition phase from emergency to development - by: RebeccaScott http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20381-using-clts-in-the-transition-phase-from-emergency-to-development#20382 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20381-using-clts-in-the-transition-phase-from-emergency-to-development#20382 I carried out a study for Tearfund in 2011 looking at their WASH interventions during the transition from post-conflict and post-emergency settings.
The full set of reports are available from the Tearfund TILZ website at:
tilz.tearfund.org/en/themes/water_and_sanitation/resources/
Under the title: Sustainable WASH interventions as populations transition from relief to development
Do get in contact with me if you'd like to know more.

There's also the recent CLTS Frontiers by Frank Greaves of Tearfund:
www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...gile-states-settings

Hope you find these helpful.
Rebecca]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:36:00 +0000
Using CLTS in the transition phase from emergency to development - by: ruthmiskelly http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20381-using-clts-in-the-transition-phase-from-emergency-to-development#20381 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20381-using-clts-in-the-transition-phase-from-emergency-to-development#20381
Context: The town had been destroyed by the war in spring 2014, at which point almost all town residents fled into the UN military base about 5 miles away where a large IDP camp was formed. 2 years later, people from further afield had moved into the town, displaced by the conflict or pulled by the humanitarian aid provided in the area. At the same time, some original town inhabitants had started to return from the IDP camp to live in the town. With almost no existing latrines town, thousands of people moving in, and the looming rainy season, there was fear of a cholera outbreak.

As return of many people to the town indicated transition, donors preferred a sustainable, community-based approach to household sanitation over construction of emergency communal latrines, but permitted in-kind support in terms of provision of the latrine slab and loan of digging tools.

Despite the missing criteria of the existence of an independent community, we looked to the CLTS approach - it seemed to fit best with the resources we had available. We implemented the CLTS triggering activities in 2 neighbourhoods in the town. At the time I left the project it was about the 3rd month after triggering. I am sharing with you below some of the initial successes, challenges and lessons learned.

Successes

- In both neighbourhoods, large groups attended the triggering activities and started digging latrines the following day. By the time I left, there were over 40 latrines under construction.

Challenges

- In neighbourhood 1, once the inhabitants had been triggered, we asked those present to elect leaders from the group to lead them forward through latrine construction. However, as we returned in the days after for the follow-up activities, the leaders quickly defaulted, stating they would not lead without some payment. This made it difficult for us to call the community together to discuss progress, and also to follow-up with every HH which had borrowed digging tools the day after the triggering. At this point, 1 woman volunteered herself to be a leader, since she felt passionate about ending open defecation and did not feel that she needed payment to assist the community in moving forward on this.

- Only providing the latrine slab and loaning digging tools was not sufficient, especially due to the time of the year. We had worked with local artisans to develop a weaved pit lining. However, by the time the participants came to line the pits, the sticks were no longer easily accessible due to the season. We ended up supplying sandbags for the lining. We also provided thick poles for the corners of the latrines and people were requested to contribute the rest of the poles required.

Lessons Learned

- For neighbourhood 2, at the point where the group was triggered, we requested a small number of women to volunteer to become the "community leaders" to lead this activity. We also ensured that at least 1 of the leaders knew the HH location of every HH representative that borrowed pit digging tools. This had success, and we did not struggle from the same roadblocks as with neighbourhood 1.

- Triggering would have had greater likelihood of success if it had been carried out at the beginning of the dry season when natural construction materials were more widely accessible and ensuring plenty of time for latrine construction to be completed before the rainy season.

I would also like to ask others 1) Have you experience in implementing CLTS in the transition phase, particularly when people have been displaced and there is no sense of "community"? I know that many will not feel comfortable with implementation of CLTS in this context and combining it with the in-kind support, therefore I also ask 2) What approaches do you recommend for household sanitation in this context?


Thank you ]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:45:07 +0000
New Learning Brief- Tracking Progress and Sustainability: Monitoring, Verification and Certification of CLTS - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20212-new-learning-brief-tracking-progress-and-sustainability-monitoring-verification-and-certification-of-clts#20212 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20212-new-learning-brief-tracking-progress-and-sustainability-monitoring-verification-and-certification-of-clts#20212 Monitoring, verification and certification are essential for ensuring the success and sustainability of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) efforts. Monitoring assesses and documents progress towards and the sustainability of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. Verification and certification provide a goal for communities and help implementing agencies and governments to ensure consistency and reliability of desired outcomes.

This Learning Brief considers the issues and challenges that are emerging around monitoring, verification and certification as CLTS is being used at scale. Whilst there has been progress, significant gaps in practice still remain. These would benefit from further innovation and lesson learning.

Download the Learning Brief here www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...d-certification-clts

This Learning Brief complements a longer Learning Paper Keeping Track: CLTS Monitoring, Certification and Verification available here www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...ion-and-verification]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:38:32 +0000
Picturing inclusive CLTS Photo Competition - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20036-picturing-inclusive-clts-photo-competition#20036 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/20036-picturing-inclusive-clts-photo-competition#20036
We are looking for photographs that show examples of inclusive CLTS, highlight good practice, depict innovative programming and emphasize the need to ‘reach the one in everyone’.

We invite submission of photos that

  • show an activity that aims at making CLTS inclusive
  • feature an adaptation to a programme, either in terms of processes or infrastuctures that make sanitation inclusive and meet the needs of a specific (normally excluded) group of people
  • tell a story about how challenges around equity and inclusion have been addressed as part of CLTS,
  • illustrate the plight and a corresponding solution of one of the groups of people which often faces exclusion or difficulty in accessing
  • depict a monitoring or verification activity that tracks the inclusiveness of sanitation



The winning entries will be published in a special feature on the CLTS website. Both winning and non-winning photos will be used in publications such as our Frontiers of CLTS series and/or Learning Briefs/Learning Papers, as well as on the website, with full credit to the photographer, so by submitting an image you are giving us permission to use the photo in this way.

More information on how to enter the competition is available here www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/stor...ts-photo-competition]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:15:25 +0000
Recording and follow up from the webinar on CLTS in urban and peri-urban settings - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/19261-recording-and-follow-up-from-the-webinar-on-clts-in-urban-and-peri-urban-settings#19261 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/19261-recording-and-follow-up-from-the-webinar-on-clts-in-urban-and-peri-urban-settings#19261
You can listen to a recording of the webinar and watch the presentation on our youtube channel
You can also download the powerpoint presentation here www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...-peri-urban-settings

And if you are interested in this subject , the September 2016 CLTS Newsletter has a useful overview of resources on urban CLTS www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/story/clts-e-newsletter

If you have questions or comments to share, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave your thoughts in the comments section here www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...-peri-urban-settings]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:49:22 +0000
Re: Using a CLTS approach in urban and peri-urban settings - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18438-using-a-clts-approach-in-urban-and-peri-urban-settings#19238 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18438-using-a-clts-approach-in-urban-and-peri-urban-settings#19238 www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...d-urban-environments

Regards,
Petra]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:49:39 +0000
Re: Using a CLTS approach in urban and peri-urban settings - by: psewor http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18438-using-a-clts-approach-in-urban-and-peri-urban-settings#19236 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18438-using-a-clts-approach-in-urban-and-peri-urban-settings#19236 Thank you]]> Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:32:31 +0000 e-discussion: Moving beyond ODF to safely managed sanitation for all - by: bronwynpowell http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18994-e-discussion-moving-beyond-odf-to-safely-managed-sanitation-for-all#18994 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18994-e-discussion-moving-beyond-odf-to-safely-managed-sanitation-for-all#18994 e-discussion: What is required of organisations, particularly CSOs, in thinking beyond Open Defecation Free (ODF) to safely managed sanitation for all

Hosted by the Civil Society WASH Fund, this e-Discussion will run from 12 September until 5 October 2016 to explore the role that organisations, particularly Civil Society Organisation (CSOs, or NGOs), play in assisting households, communities and governments to move up the sanitation ladder to ensure the safe and sustainable sanitation for all. Each week a new question will be posed. The e-discussion is facilitated by Mark Ellery.

The objective of this e-discussion is for CSOs and other practitioners to share their experiences of working with households and communities, private and public sector agencies to not only eradicate open defecation but to ensure the safe management of sanitation for all. This e-discussion will seek to understand the role that CSOs and others are currently playing in assisting communities:
• to move from the eradication of open defecation (i.e. triggering the behaviour change of individuals within communities to achieve collective ODF status);
• to improved sanitation for all (i.e. including the proximate, sufficient, affordable and hygienic sanitation facilities for all including children, the poor & disabled);
• to total sanitation (i.e. including the management of fecal sludge, drainage and solid waste services); and
• to ensuring improved health outcomes (i.e. including the regulation and enforcement of environmental health compliance of sanitary facilities).

Contribute your experiences to the e-discussion here.]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:16:57 +0000
Sustainable Sanitation for all: experiences, challenges and innovations- new publication! - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18436-sustainable-sanitation-for-all-experiences-challenges-and-innovations-new-publication#18467 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/5-community-led-approaches-for-example-community-led-total-sanitation-clts/18436-sustainable-sanitation-for-all-experiences-challenges-and-innovations-new-publication#18467
Describing the landscape of sustainability of CLTS and sanitation with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and through examples from Africa and Asia, the book captures a range of experiences and innovations from a broad range of institutions and actors within the WASH sector, and attempts to make recommendations and practical suggestions for policy and practice for practitioners, funders, policymakers and governments.

The book is published by Practical Action and is available for purchase in hardcopy developmentbookshop.com/sustainable-sanitation-for-all or as a free download by chapter www.developmentbookshelf.com/doi/book/10.3362/9781780449272

This short film features interviews with some of the authors and gives you an idea of the content. www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/vide...and-innovations-film]]>
Community led approaches, for example community-led total sanitation (CLTS) Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:05:23 +0000