Learning and Exchange Workshop
This Learning and Exchange workshop, organized by IRC in partnership with WaterAid, SNV and UNICEF, wished to explore rural sanitation as a service. It brought together about 60 practitioners from 10 West African countries to share experiences on CLTS and other programmatic approaches and to look at how to integrate these into a service-led rural sanitation delivery. The workshop took place from 12 - 14 November 2013 in Cotonou, Benin. A compilation of all the papers is available here.
This report gives the overall proceedings of the workshop, the list of participants, all the links to the various powerpoint presentations and papers presented during the 3 days, as well as the script of all materials produced during the working groups. A bilingual booklet – to be published soon – will present the recommendations and conclusions from the workshop.
Tuesday, 12th of November, was the first day of the “Towards Sustainable Total Sanitation” West Africa workshop. It has proven to be a real success with around 70 participants from 16 different countries coming together. About 40% of the participants come from the NGO sector, 35% from government, around 20% from international organisations and 5% from the donor community.
Day 2 and 3 were organised around the concept of a service. Following the introduction of what a sanitation service should encompass, remaining presentations focused on two broad themes; institutionalization and financing.
This is the Powerpoint which was presented on day 2 of the Learning and Exchange workshop and which presents the analytical framework used throughout the discussions and group works of day 2 and 3.
The papers from the participants of the West Africa Learning and Exchange Workshop. Some of the contributions are in English and some in French.
All presentations given at the West Africa Learning and Exchange Workshop have been published here.
This downloadable document contains the feedback from the participants on the workshop. Please note that the comments from the participants have not been translated.
evaluation Fr-Eng .docx (168.0 kB)
This is the background paper to the West Africa Learning and Exchange workshop “Towards sustainable total sanitation” held in Cotonou, Benin, in November 2013. This paper aims at strengthening the foundations on:
- The successes and limitations of sanitation implementation interventions/ programmes;
- The conditions needed to set up a sanitation service in rural areas; and
- How interventions/ programmes, with a focus on CLTS, can better contribute to sanitation services.
The presentation is available here.
2b_Background paper_ENG.pdf (906.2 kB)
This is the programme of the learning and exchange workshop on sustainable total sanitation starting on Tuesday 12 November 2013 in Cotonou, Benin.
3b_Benin_Programme_ENG.pdf (78.5 kB)
Cotonou, Benin, 12-14 November 2013
Organised by: IRC, UNICEF, WaterAid and SNV
This workshop targets sanitation practitioners that have hands-on experience with the implementation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programmes and projects and aims to bring together professionals working on rural sanitation in West Africa, particularly practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and people from government agencies, donors and media.
It will emphasise the role of CLTS, with a geographical focus on West Africa; the roles of hygiene/sanitation behaviour change and the enabling environment around CLTS and other sanitation improvement approaches.
The workshop will build on the sanitation life cycle framework as developed by IRC and also reflect on methodological experience from IRC’s past learning and sharing exchanges and workshops in the field of Sanitation & Hygiene.
The participation fee is free although participants must take care of their own travel and accommodation costs.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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