Community Led Total Sanitation was introduced in Namibia by SAREP (South African Region Environmental Project) a Botswana based NGO with Funding Support from USAID. The first training was conducted from 27th May to 1st June 2013 in Collaboration with Integrated Rural Development and Natural Conservation (IRDNC) and The Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry (MAWF). At that time 30 Participants from Government Line Ministries and Community Based Organizations were trained including 15 participants from the lead ministry – MAWF, Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation. The training took place in Zambezi region, 10 Villages where triggered in two Constituencies of Katima Rural and Sibbinda.
The Second Training was conducted in April 2014 followed by a Third training in September 2014. Under UNICEF Support, Namibia Red Cross also conducted a fourth CLTS training from 31st August to 8th September 2015 in Eehana, Ohangwena region targeting 5 villages. So far a total of 140 CLTS Trainers of Trainers have been trained and 44 Villages triggered during these TOTs.
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