Resource Politics Cluster
‘Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS): Challenges of nation-wide scaling up and sustainability’
Speaker: Kamal Kar
Chairperson CLTS Foundation
Thursday 11th June
13.00 – 14.30 (GMT+1)
IDS Convening Space
Since its innovation in Bangladesh in 2000, Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has spread to more than 65 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America where more than 40 million people are now living in open defecation free (ODF) environments. CLTS has also been mainstreamed in the national sanitation policies of more than 20 countries and has been widely adopted by major bilateral and multilateral agencies. Still, 1 billion people continue to defecate in the open and most nations in the global South have failed to achieve the MDG target on sanitation and the practice of open defecation continues to prevail.
Dr Kamal Kar, the pioneer of CLTS, will speak about the challenges of nation-wide scaling up of CLTS especially in the run up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on new strategies of some African nations on national scaling up. He will also discuss second and third generation challenges of CLTS such as sustainability, inclusion and waste containment.
How to participate?
If you follow the link in this event page, and click the arrow in the YouTube screen, it will take you to the live stream once the event is under way. The best way to participate will be on Twitter using #CLTS as the Tweets will be read out in the Q&A session. There is no need to register. The talk will start at 1pm, British Summer Time.
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