Speaker: Dr Kamal Kar, Chairperson CLTS Foundation
Date: Thursday 27th August, 2 pm
Venue: Stein Bie Room, Noragric
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 context of 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.
Dr Kar was selected by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 thinkers of 2012, in this case for doing the ‘world’s dirty work.’
Please contact Lyla Mehta, L.Mehta@ids.ac.uk and Lyla.Mehta@nmbu.no for further information