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’s Dr Kamal Kar honoured with WTO Hall of Fame Award

At the 14th World Toilet Summit (WTS) held in New Delhi from January 19-20, Dr. Kamal Kar, the founder of CLTS Foundation was honoured with the World Toilet Organization (WTO) Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his innovative approach to empowering communities to end open defecation.  Dr. Kar pioneered CLTS in Bangladesh in 1999. Since then Dr. Kar introduced and supported government’s scaling up initiative of the approach through training and advocacy in at least 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. CLTS has now 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. 

                                                                           

 

Awarded each year, the World Toilet Organization (WTO) Hall of Fame Award recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to the improvement of sanitation for humanity. The other recipients of this year’s awards were: FINISH Society and BRAC. The recipients were presented with the awards by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Former Indian Cabinet Minister and MP, and Jack Sim, Founder, World Toilet Organization, in the presence of Minister Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India.

 




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