Chengdu:CLTS Foundation facilitates ToT Workshop for community leaders

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CLTS Foundation facilitated a Training of Trainers workshop on Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) held at Chengdu, China from April 23 to April 25, 2015. The workshop was organised for community leaders from Kailash China Pilot Sites, Pulan County. It was organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with the Sichuan University and supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

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This workshop is a part of the Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI), which is a transboundary collaborative programme between China, India, and Nepal that has evolved through a participatory, iterative process among various local and national research and development institutions within these countries.

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The programme aims to achieve long-term conservation of ecosystems, habitats, and biodiversity while encouraging sustainable development, enhancing the resilience of communities in the landscape, and safeguarding the cultural linkages between local populations.

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Located within the remote southwestern portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, adjacent districts in the Far-Western region of Nepal, and the northeastern flank of Uttarakhand State in northern India, the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) is spread over an area of about 31,000 sq.km and represents a diverse, multi-cultural, and fragile landscape.

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