Skip to main content

Disclaimer

The copyright of the documents on this site remains with the original publishers. The documents may therefore not be redistributed commercially without the permission of the original publishers.

Topics

Locations

Collective behaviour change : key to enhance large-scale investment efficiency in sanitation and public health

Dr Kamal Kar presents his ideas on fast tracking nations to become open defecation free (ODF). Many villages are now ODF but this has not been scaled up to district and state levels. The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)  approach of triggering behaviour change at community level needs to replicated at the institutional level – a process that takes 4-5 years. Dr Kar mentions Benin as a showcase for institutional triggering. By involving several ministries, 100 villages becoming ODF within six months. IRC Associate Georges de Gooijer tells this success story in his blog “Starting rural sanitation in Benin with CLTS: how it became a game-changer”. Moving up the sanitation ladder requires institutional handholding, says Dr Kar. This becomes easier if you can piggyback on villages where community power already helped to achieve ODF status. A presentation for the IRC / IHE Delft WASH Debate "Building institutional capacity for behaviour change and  sanitation programming", held on 11 September 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The presentation itself can be viewed on the Twitter livestream of the WASH Debate.

TitleCollective behaviour change : key to enhance large-scale investment efficiency in sanitation and public health
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKar, K
Pagination14 slides
Date Published09/2018
PublisherIHE Delft and CLTS Foundation
Place PublishedDelft, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Dr Kamal Kar presents his ideas on fast tracking nations to become open defecation free (ODF). Many villages are now ODF but this has not been scaled up to district and state levels. The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)  approach of triggering behaviour change at community level needs to replicated at the institutional level – a process that takes 4-5 years. Dr Kar mentions Benin as a showcase for institutional triggering. By involving several ministries, 100 villages becoming ODF within six months. IRC Associate Georges de Gooijer tells this success story in his blog “Starting rural sanitation in Benin with CLTS: how it became a game-changer”. Moving up the sanitation ladder requires institutional handholding, says Dr Kar. This becomes easier if you can piggyback on villages where community power already helped to achieve ODF status. A presentation for the IRC / IHE Delft WASH Debate "Building institutional capacity for behaviour change and  sanitation programming", held on 11 September 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The presentation itself can be viewed on the Twitter livestream of the WASH Debate.

URLhttps://www.slideshare.net/ircuser/wash-debate-building-institutional-capacity-for-behaviour-change-sanitation-programming-dr-kamal-kar

Disclaimer

The copyright of the documents on this site remains with the original publishers. The documents may therefore not be redistributed commercially without the permission of the original publishers.