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CLTS in Malawi

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CLTS in Malawi

  1. 1. CLTS Workshop Sun N Sand, Mombasa Kenya Ulemu Chiluzi
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>CLTS was introduced first in Mzumba district in Malawi by Plan in September, 2007 Following a CLTS TOT training in Feb 2007 in Tanzania. </li></ul><ul><li>A CLTS stakeholders meeting was held in April 2008 in Lilongwe City. The meeting was organised by UNICEF and facilitated by Sophie from UNICEF </li></ul><ul><li>This was an eye opener on CLTS as it brought together actors in Sanitation at National Level </li></ul>
  3. 3. Time Line September 2007 CLTS Introduced to Mzimba District and Piloted in Chirwala Community in Mzimba April 2008 Stakeholder Meeting Organised By Unicef June 2008 Development of a District Specific Road Maps for scaling up CLTS June- November 2008 210 Participants trained (Extension workers, NGO Staff, Government and District Assembly Staff) December 3,2008 Government of Malawi Adopts CLTS March 9-13, 2009 CLTS Workshop in Mombasa Kenya
  4. 4. Actors/ Players in CLTS <ul><li>Currently the main actors are UNICEF and Plan however there is a growing interest from a number of NGO’s since the adoption of CLTS by GoM such as CCODE, Water for People and Water Aid. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Government of Malawi Adopts CLTS <ul><li>Government of Malawi Officially Launched The SWAp for Water and Sanitation Sector at 2008 JSR. </li></ul><ul><li>The SWAp development process involved working on Four Thematic Pillars </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitation and Hygiene Pillar </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Development and Capacity Building </li></ul><ul><li>Water Resources Development </li></ul><ul><li>Water Resources Management </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cont <ul><li>Plan Malawi is member and current Chair of Sanitation and Hygiene pillar providing the organization an opportunity to share its experience and advocate for scaling up. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Agreed Undertaking and Indicator as Quoted in GoM JSR Document <ul><li>Undertaking </li></ul><ul><li>Carry out Community-Led Total Sanitation in areas where sanitation coverage is low (targeting the 11% of the total population) still practicing open defecation. CLTS will trigger movement on the sanitation ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Indicator for Sanitation and Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Number of open defecation societies per year reduced from 11% (2007) to 5.5% by 2011. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Present Situation <ul><li>210 Participants have since been trained in CLTS </li></ul><ul><li>35 villages have been triggered and 7 villages have been declared ODF </li></ul>
  9. 9. Challenges <ul><li>Despite the positive CLTS up take by Government and NGOs Financial resources remains a challenge in scaling up CLTS. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of a clear communication Strategy that will help scale up CLTS and demonstrate community ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Scaling up CLTS with quality </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining the Sanitation Facilities and ODF Status to ensure that communities do not go back to where they were. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a platform for CLTS advocacy at National Level </li></ul>

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