SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:37:17 +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 Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 - by: pippa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14353 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14353
I'm very happy to share the videos of this webinar held on the 22nd July. These are split into sections:

1. Introduction


2. Chat show - where the 4 speakers indicated above shared their insights


3. Feedback from breakout rooms


4. Closing Panel's comments


Please feel free to continue to share your comments and reflections on this thread!
Regards,
Pippa]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:52:48 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 - by: pippa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14325 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14325
Thanks to everyone who attended this webinar - during the session we divided the group into 4 breakout rooms for more in-depth discussion, the notes of the breakout discussions are attached.

Also a participants shared a few more resources of interest:

waterinstitute.unc.edu/how-can-we-improv...-evaluation-of-clts/

www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...inability-study-plan

www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...nd-clts-taking-stock

The video of the webinar will be posted on this thread shortly.

Warmest regards,
Pippa]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:56:22 +0000
CLTS - by: aisha http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14278 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14278 CLTS succeded in promoting the used of latrine to stop open defaecation in many villages/communities in southern part of Borno state in Nigeria becaues of the vigorous awareness done using shit calculation method. It was really disgusting to know the weight of shit being consumed and to realized that there are consuming each other's shit in their communities and villages. This has really worked for us to the extent of attaining open defecation free communities/villages if not for the insurgent activity that made us to stand still. CLTS is really grate in promoting the desired behavioural change.

Aisha Hamza

Member Wg7]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:02:04 +0000
What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14280 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14280
The registration link has now closed:
www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-what-consti...-tickets-17631836297

However, you can still join even without registering by following these steps:

Join the meeting:
1. Click on the link here: seint.adobeconnect.com/seiwebinar/
2. The meeting login screen appears.
- Choose Enter as a Guest
- Type in your first and last name
- Type in the room passcode webinar2015
- Click Enter Room.

Note we have over 100 registrations so far but the virtual room only holds 100 persons. Therefore, people will be admitted to the room on a first come, first serve basis!

So make sure you arrive early, e.g. at 15:45 (Central Europe time) - 45 minutes from now.

If you run into any technical difficulties while entering the room or during the webinar please e-mail:
Pier Pirani: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

See you online soon!


Elisabeth]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:01:52 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: samantabb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14279 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14279 CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:09 +0000 Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: pippa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14252 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14252 CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:52:45 +0000 Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: pippa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14251 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14251
Why are ODF success rates so much higher in Africa than in Asia?
The participants were asked to share any information available on ODF success rates in their countries – the number of communities triggered, and the number currently verified to be ODF. Numbers were provided from seven different countries, although most were partial data collected by specific programs (including data from Global Sanitation Fund programs in four countries).



The first striking feature of the data presented was the scale and reported success rate of the GSF Madagascar program: more than 12,600 communities triggered, and an 87% ODF success rate, resulting in nearly 11,000 ODF communities. While an impressive achievement, and reinforced by a strong and positive presence by the Government of Madagascar at the AfricaSan conference, these data inevitably raise questions over the speed and efficacy of the achievement; the quality of the verification processes; and the risk of sustainability problems in this huge, new ODF population. As Robert Chambers noted, the lesson from India, where premature claims of large-scale success (since disproved by the 2011 Census data) have significantly undermined sanitation efforts, should remind us that reliable verification processes, and regular checks on the quality and effectiveness of these processes, are critical in building confidence in ODF outcomes. Furthermore, while some studies have suggested that rapidly achieved ODF outcomes tend to reflect genuine and sustainable processes, the sheer scale of some of these achievements will present significant challenges to monitoring and support systems in these countries.

The second interesting feature was the much lower ODF success rate reported in Cambodia. The five African countries reported ODF success rates ranging from 46% to 96%, with even the lowest African country (Nigeria) reporting almost double the 25% success rate found in the GSF Cambodia program. These data seem to confirm that ODF success rates are much higher in Africa than in Asia – a 2012 regional CLTS study in the East Asia and Pacific region found that ODF success rates ranged from 4% to 36% (with Cambodia reporting the highest rates in the region).

When CLTS was first spreading in South Asia, in the early to mid-2000s, many African sanitation stakeholders refused to believe that CLTS was suitable for Africa – it was suggested that CLTS only worked in Asia because of the higher population densities, and that triggering effects were particular to the social and cultural contexts found in Asia. Today, we are starting to see the opposite – that CLTS may be more successful in Africa, perhaps because simple pit latrines tend to be more acceptable and appropriate in poor African communities than in Asian communities (where pour-flush toilets and washing after defecation are often preferred). More work is required to be sure that the impressive ODF gains made in Africa can be sustained, as several countries already report high levels of reversion to open defecation. Which brings us back to the sustainability discussion!


You can read the full blog on the CLTS website here: www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/blog...s-and-sustainability]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:41:08 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: pippa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14250 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14250 the upcoming webinar outlined above, we asked our panel and chair to share their top picks and relevant resources on CLTS monitoring and measuring community outcomes, see the list below:

The Sanitation Monitoring UNICEF toolkit is an excellent resource: www.sanitationmonitoringtoolkit.com

Developing and Monitoring Protocol for the Elimination of Open Defecation in Sub-Saharan Africa. UNICEF. 2013.
www.ircwash.org/sites/default/files/thom...b-saharan_africa.pdf

Community-Led Total Sanitation in East Asia and Pacific: Progress, Lessons and Directions. UNICEF. www.unicef.org/eapro/Community_Led_Total_Sanitation.pdf

Sanitation Marketing Lessons from Cambodia: A Market-Based Approach to Delivering Sanitation. Danielle Pedi, Phyrum Kov and Susanna Smets. Water and Sanitation Program. 2012. www.wsp.org/sites/wsp.org/files/publicat...ering-Sanitation.pdf)

Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability, UNC / Plan International project website waterinstitute.unc.edu/clts/

How can a large sample survey monitor open defecation in rural India for the Swatch Bharat Abhiyan? Coffey and Spears, 2014. drive.google.com/file/d/0B6INpRxPZsYTZUJ...NjRTladEE/view?pli=1

In regards to improving outcomes, diffusion theory, and natural leaders:
Association Between Social Network Communities and Health Behavior: An Observational Sociocentric Network Study of Latrine Ownership in Rural India. Holly B. Shakya PhD et al. 2014. www.bdskm.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12..._B_Shakya-et.el_.pdf

Of course this list is by no means exhaustive, do you have any further suggestions to add?]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:28:16 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14247 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14247 Webinar participants are sometimes confused where to turn on their microphones in Adobe Connect during a webinar. This little video explains it well:

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CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:35:31 +0000
Re: New SuSanA Case Study on CLTS in Liberia - 100,000 people (CLTS+ implemented by Global Communities funded by USAID) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/13544-new-susana-case-study-on-clts-in-liberia-100000-people-clts-implemented-by-global-communities-funded-by-usaid#14224 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/13544-new-susana-case-study-on-clts-in-liberia-100000-people-clts-implemented-by-global-communities-funded-by-usaid#14224
I came across this SuSanA case study which has sadly gone quite un-noticed so far. Anyone interested in CLTS and "CLTS plus" (i.e. CLTS with modifications), longer term impacts and the situation in Liberia really should take a look. It is very well written and clear.

CLTS+ is defined here as:

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Global Communities developed an
innovative “CLTS+” approach by tailoring the proven CLTS
methodology to community-specific needs in order to create a
more sustainable and scalable program model for some of
Liberia’s most vulnerable communities

[...]

CLTS+ builds on standard CLTS through the addition of three
key components: 1.) modified technologies responsive to the
Liberia context; 2.) the development of Natural Leader
Networks
(NLNs); and 3.) systematized coordination with
existing government and traditional structures
.

Each will be described in the following two sections. Programming through
the CLTS+ methodology proved significantly more effective,
and Global Communities continued to trigger and bring to ODF
status more than 280 communities in total and exceeded its
ODF targets

Sanitation-specific results of this large scale project include:
  • 284 communities verified open defecation free (ODF), 80.7% of 351 total triggered communities (target 70%)
  • 73% of ODF communities have maintained that status for one year
  • Established six district-level Natural Leader Networks
  • comprised of 582 natural leaders in total
  • 106,564 individuals gained access to improved sanitation facilities and practice safe hygiene
  • 158,500 people have access to improved drinking water
  • 112 CLTS ambassadors have been trained
  • 50 entrepreneurs are active in WASH commerce

+++++++++++

Measuring one year after is good, but of course one wonders: what happened 2-3 years later? Will it be a downward trend for the ODF communities or not?

I have some further questions for Alice:
Did you see the points made by David Crosweller about using CLTS in another Ebola-affected country - Sierra Leone - here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts...and-the-role-of-clts

David was quite critical of CLTS in his posts there, would be interesting to hear your views? Do you think the "plus" part of your CLTS+ approach would alleviate some of his concerns? Would be great if you could make a post in the other thread

I have also added your project to the SuSanA project database by now. It now comes up when someone searches e.g. for Liberia:
www.susana.org/en/resources/projects?search=liberia

Please tell me if the project entry looks OK for this and I would like to add your organization's logo and a project website link (if available) as well.

I hope you can join us at the upcoming webinar about measuring success of CLTS, please see details here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts...-at-1500-london-time


Kind regards,
Elisabeth]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:33:58 +0000
Re: CLTS in Somalia - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/2652-clts-in-somalia-has-any-agency-implemented-clts-in-somalia#14223 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/2652-clts-in-somalia-has-any-agency-implemented-clts-in-somalia#14223 Doreen asked about CLTS in Somalia in 2012. Just wondering if CLTS has been carried out successfully in Somalia since then and if yes, what were the specific challenges for this country?

Thanks and regards,
Elisabeth]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:52:23 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14222 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14222 you can see here who else has registered already:
www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-what-consti...-tickets-17631836297

It is actually like a "who-is-who" in sanitation!

So please add your name to the list, come and join us on next Wednesday. Make sure you arrive at the room already earlier to start mingling and interacting (the room opens half an hour before 15:00 London time; this is a groovy website to find the equivalent time for your location: www.worldtimebuddy.com/)

Or, when you register, eventbrite will send you a calendar invite for your outlook calendar with automatically has the right time in it.

By the way, if you have questions to the experts beforehand, please do put them in this thread. There is no reason why we couldn't start the conversation already before the start of the webinar!]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:10:56 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: Marijn Zandee http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14207 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14207
it sounds like a very interesting webinar, but unfortunately I will not be a able to attend. I hope a summary will be posted in this thread later.

Regards

Marijn]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:32:01 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: pippa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14188 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14188
Here are the faces behind the names of our panel and chair for this webinar.





There's still time to sign up - Registration details:
Title: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change
Date: 22 July 2015
Time: 15:00 London time (BST/GMT+1); 10:00 Washington DC (EDT); 19:30 New Delhi (IST)

Register here
: www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-what-consti...-tickets-17631836297]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:36:49 +0000
Re: What constitutes success for CLTS? – Measuring community outcomes and behavior change - Webinar on Wed 22 July 2015 at 15:00 London time - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14181 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts-community-led-total-sanitation-and-other-community-led-approaches/14097-what-constitutes-success-for-clts--measuring-community-outcomes-and-behavior-change-webinar-on-wed-22-july-2015?limit=12&start=12#14181 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts...and-the-role-of-clts)

So I hope that many of you have put this appointment into their calendars already and am looking forward to meeting you there. It will be a different format than last time and should be very interactive.

We are going to use Adobe Connect again, like we did for the SuSanA "open microphone" webinar. After that webinar, we had collected some information about technical issues and problems for people with slow internet access, see here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-gen...line-webinar-18-june

So in preparation for the next webinar where we will again use Adobe Connect (because we feel it is currently the best system out there for webinars, and also because Stockholm Environment Institute has a licence for hosting webinars with it), I would like to collect some hints for people who are on a slow internet connection:
  • You should turn off anything else that would chew up bandwidth, i.e. skype, internet explorer and your e-mail program.
  • Don't turn on your webcam.
  • You can either reduce the camera resolution of the other people's webcams which affects all cam images or simply freeze each of the cams. Bandwidth used is then reduced.
  • Old computers that have not been updated for years won't work using Internet Explorer as browser. Chrome has flash built in and updates itself so almost always works.
  • Sound and web cam can be adjusted properly using the wizard once admitted to the room.
  • Consider accessing the webinar with your mobile phone, it might work better: Smartphones are more advanced than computers since they have good echo cancellation, handle Flash effectively and perform better at narrower bandwidths. Download the free Adobe Connect APP from iTunes or Android or even Blackberry: www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/apps...e-connectmobile.html

Does anyone else have additional suggestions regarding the slower bandwidth issue?

It's important that if you are trying to get into the room at the right time, and you have to wait for more than 2 minutes, do turn to the tech support immediately which will be Pier Andrea Pirani and his e-mail address is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Oh and the "right time" starts about half an hour before the official start of the webinar. Just like in a face-to-face seminar, you are invited to come a bit earlier and start mingling with your fellow participants (or just to check out that sound and image works fine for you). Unlike a face-to-face seminar, you can multi-task and be in the room and also continue with your work at the same time until the webinar really starts. ]]>
CLTS (Community led total sanitation) and other community led approaches Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:17:05 +0000