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Community-Led Total Sanitation: Plan International’s Experience. By: Tezera Fisseha Plan Ethiopia. Presented at The Second African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene 18–20 February 2008, Durban, South Africa. Introduction. Plan is a Child-Centered Community Development Organization

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Community led total sanitation plan international s experience

Community-Led Total Sanitation: Plan International’s Experience

By: Tezera Fisseha

Plan Ethiopia

Presented at

The Second African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene

18–20 February 2008, Durban, South Africa


Introduction

Introduction

  • Plan is a Child-Centered Community Development Organization

  • Program approach focuses on Community empowerment including sanitation and hygiene.

  • Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) introduced in plan program areas in South East Asia in early 2000, to Africa in 2007.


Rationales

Rationales

  • It is about total sanitation

  • It is community-led – it is an effective community empowerment process

  • It is about changes in people's attitude/behavior and practices

  • It is about shifting power relationships between communities and experts- communities are mentors and actors NOT learners

  • It is paradigm shift from counting number of pit latrines to counting the number of ODF villages.

  • It triggers immediate actions, Collective


Implementation progress

Implementation & progress

  • Community self analysis of sanitation and hygiene behaviors /practices facilitated by trained facilitators


Visual situation analysis

Visual situation analysis


Communities themselves decide to end open defecation

Communities themselves decide to end open defecation


Community led total sanitation plan international s experience

Community action plan


Actions

Actions

Social/Community Engineers


Progresses and achievements

Progresses and achievements

  • In Plan Ethiopia, operation areas, many villages (50 to 80 households each) aggressively implementing CLTS

  • At least 100 villages have achieved 100% coverage plus improvements in hygiene behavior.

  • Fura, with 21 villages, achieved and declared ODF environment


Fura odf celebration recognition

Fura ODF celebration: Recognition


Community led total sanitation plan international s experience

SNNPR Health Bureau Deputy Head handing over certificate

Plan Ethiopia staff members with awardees

  • Recognition


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Works best

    • where there is conducive policy and strategy environment

    • where PHC infrastructure is strong

  • Demands paradigm shift

    • Organizational culture/behavior

    • New competencies and skills

    • Requires redefining experts’ JDs/TORs

    • Not number of latrines but of ODF villages


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