• Interview

    Dr Kamal Kar speaks on CLTS
    in an interview to
    The Water Network

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  • CLTS Blog

    Can Uttar Pradesh unleash the untapped potential
    of CLTS in India?

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  • Urban CLTS

    A small city in West Bengal, India
    shows the way to
    ODF sustainability

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  • Zambia

    CLTS Foundation participates
    in discussions to give boost to
    urban sanitation programme

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Welcome to Community-Led Total Sanitation(CLTS) Foundation

Community-Led Total Sanitation(CLTS) focuses on igniting a change in collective hygiene behaviour, which is achieved through a process of community-wide action stimulated by facilitators from within or outside the community. It involves no hardware subsidy and does not prescribe latrine models. Dr. Kamal Kar pioneered CLTS in Bangladesh in 1999. Since then it has been implemented in more than 60 countries across the globe. It has been incorporated in the National Sanitation Strategy of at least 22 countries of which 14 are in Africa and the rest in Asia. The CLTS Foundation works through an international team of professionals, practitioners, researchers and policy experts to build capacity and influence policy for enhancing access to sanitation through CLTS.

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CLTS Foundation organises a high-level ministerial dialogue at AfricaSan4, DAKAR, SENEGAL


CLTS Foundation in collaboration with Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNICEF organized ‘A Ministerial dialogue on CLTS/ATPC/SANTOLIC: Strategies to accelerate sustainable practices for the SDGs ' on 26th May, 2015 at AfricaSan4, Dakar, Senegal.

The objective of the CLTS Ministerial Dialogue at AfricaSan4 was to create a platform for post-MDG dialogue on sanitation involving key ministers and decision-makers from different African countries to engage in country experiences of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in the last decade and pave the way forward for strategic policy and practice during the SDGs. 

The speakers on the high-level ministerial panel were: Hon. Carlos Bonete Martinho, Minister, Ministry Of Public Works, Housing And Water Resources, Mozambique;  Hon. Ruth Koki Mwanzia, County Minister for Heath and Sanitation, Kitui-Kenya; Hon. Dr. Johanita Ndahimananjara, Minister, Ministry Of Water Resources, Madagascar; and Hon. Nicolas Banda,Deputy Minister,Ministry of Local Government And Housing, Zambia. The session was moderated by Dr Kamal Kar, Chairman, CLTS Foundation. 

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