Community led approaches in Africa (SEI, Africa Ahead), Sept. 2014 - Videos from Seminar at Stockholm World Water Week in Sept. 2014

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Community led approaches in Africa (SEI, Africa Ahead), Sept. 2014 - Videos from Seminar at Stockholm World Water Week in Sept. 2014

You can now watch videos from a sminar that I chaired and co-organised last week at the World Water Week in Stockholm:

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoJ3pxCzM...-share_playlist_user

Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: Community led approaches in Africa

Convenor: Africa AHEAD www.africaahead.org
Co-convenor: Stockholm Environment Institute www.sei-international.org
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This seminar examines the Community Health Club (CHC) Model, a methodology for achieving fully functional communities enabling villagers to manage their own health and development initiatives in a sustainable integrated way. This is achieved by establishing voluntary village structures known as Community Health Clubs (CHCs) as a vehicle for development, enabling villagers to transit through four phases: firstly by using health education & hygiene promotion as an entry point, leading to self-supply of sanitation and safe solid waste disposal, protecting water resources and the environment, and finally to sustainable livelihoods through ‘Food, Agriculture and Nutrition’ (FAN) programme. The seminar provides a unique opportunity to understand the social psychology of the CHC Model as well as hearing first-hand examples drawn from case studies in Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Uganda, with similar examples of community led approaches in Kenya and Benin. This is an opportunity for discussion and debate as to whether the CHC Model is replicable at scale in other developing countries as we seek practical ways to ‘Fight poverty post 2015 by securing access to energy, food and water’.

Programme:
Chair Dr Arno Rosemarin, Stockholm Environment Institute

Arno Rosemarin on behalf of Dr. Fidele Ngabo, Head of Maternal & Child Health, Ministry of Health, Rwanda. Hygiene Behaviour Change through CBEHPP in Rwanda :




Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn, CEO, Africa AHEAD.
“I am Not Nothing Now” - How Community Health Clubs Empower Women :




Anthony Waterkeyn, Chairman, Zimbabwe AHEAD.
The 5x5 Strategy: Scaling up Community Health Clubs :




Dan Wolf, Director, International Lifeline Fund
Mobilising Communities for Improving Water, Energy and Sanitation in Uganda :




Lisa Nash, Director, Blue Planet Network.
Sharing the Power of Community Health Clubs :




Dr. (cand) Nelson Ekane, Stockholm Environment Institute.
Community-based Sanitation Programs in Burera District, Rwanda :




Dr. Caroline Ochieng, Stockholm Environment Institute
Feasibility and Sustainability of Financial Incentives for Health in a Kenyan Community :




George de Gooijer, Embassy of the Netherlands, Benin.
Community Sanitation and Hygiene in Benin :




Discussion with Participants and Summary:

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Re: Community led approaches in Africa (SEI, Africa Ahead), Sept. 2014 - Videos from Seminar Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus

The conversation about CLTS that is currently taking place on the forum ( forum.susana.org/forum/categories/5-clts...t-clts-in-madagascar ) - and thank you Preetha Prabhakaran for fielding the questions and taking part in this coversation, much appreciated! - reminded me of this post by Arno which went a bit un-noticed back on 10 September.

Arno posted videos from presentations at a seminar that he co-organised. These presentations were mostly giving an alternative model to CLTS: In his introduction of the discussion session (see video link www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoJ3pxCzM...-share_playlist_user ), he pointed out that CLTS comes perhaps from a negative angle, the community health club model comes from a more positive angle. What they have both in common is that they put the community at the centre of the approach.

The seminar included presentations by Juliet and Anthony Waterkeyn, both known to be critics of some of the (unintended?) aspects or consequences of CLTS, so it's interesting to find out more about the alternative that they are purusing with their NGO (called Africa Ahead) and together with government bodies, for example in Rwanda.

I encourage anyone with an interest in community health to view some of the presentations above. And anyone who has experience with community health club models, or those who have questions about it, are welcome to put them into this thread, please.

The seminar was called: "Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: Community led approaches in Africa"

A related thread started by Prakash Kumar is available here (that one has a particular focus on nutrition):
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/92-nut...s-to-help-themselves

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P.S. And I am very grateful to SEI for having filmed these presentations and having put the videos online. This should be a must for any seminar that is meant to have a global outreach function.
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Re: Community led approaches in Africa (SEI, Africa Ahead), Sept. 2014 - Videos from Seminar Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus

Great discussion
The do-it-yourself approach is good - self supply - self help - and all that
The routes of passing on practical information and methods may be many.
Africa Ahead's "Health Clubs" are certainly one route. The schools are another.
That is getting simple ideas and examples to the target audience in a positive way.
Well done and best wishes
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