Pan-Africa Programme (CLTS/SLTS/ULTS programme)
For the past 3 decades, many development organisations used different approaches such as provision of latrines and subsidizing the cost of building toilets to help the poor people access sanitation facilities, but these approaches have not achieved the intended results as there are still a significant number of people without access to sanitation facilities.
Plan International with the assistance of IRC and IDS (UK) is working with communities in identifying barriers to accessing sanitation in Africa and exploring initiatives to ensure proper sanitation facilities are available to them. In February 2007, Plan RESA identified Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as a viable approach for going to scale.
In January 2010, Plan launched a Euro 8.5 million Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project in eight African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone. With the backing of the Dutch government, this five-year project (till December 2014) dubbed “Empowering self-help sanitation of rural and peri-urban communities and schools in Africa,” was designed to promote and scale-up community based and school focused self-help sanitation approaches in Africa. The project is also intended to support communities’ aspirations to climb the ladder of sanitation by introducing Sanitation Marketing.
13 Aug 13
Lessons learnt from the Pan-Africa programme have prompted several countries to turn the sanitation challenges into opportunities for progress.
14 May 13
Trigger is an annual publication for the Pan African community-led total sanitation and sanitation marketing project.
27 Mar 12
The review meeting in Ghana brought together the 8 implementing countries in the Pan African programme. The representatives discussed progress, shared experiences and lessons learnt through displays of photos and data giving highlights, solutions and challenges. They had focus group discussions and participated in action learning events. Field visits to villages in the region were conducted and field reports were shared on the community led total sanitation blog.
Pan_Africa_Annual_Review_report_Ghana.doc (795.0 kB)
10 Nov 11
The general objectives of the Pan African CLTS programme are to reduce infant and child morbidity and mortality in 8 African countries and empower rural and peri-urban communities through the use of CLTS/ SLTS and UCLTS.This annual plan 2012 gives a brief overview of the overall progress of the programme until August 2011, describes the planned activities for the year 2012 and gives an indicative budget for 2012.
CLTS_AnnualPlan_2012.pdf (1,021.7 kB)
03 Nov 11
This reference list gives an overview of key literature on community-led total sanitation and school-led total sanitation in Asia and Africa.
ReferenceList_CLTS_SLTS.pdf (108.2 kB)