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WSSCC Members' Community login: create a Microsoft account in 5 steps

Members
Comme la communauté des membres WSSCC en ligne est sur une plate-forme SharePoint, ce petit guide en 5 étapes aide les membres à créer un compte Microsoft rapidement et facilement. Ces étapes ne sont nécessaires que pour la première fois qu'un utilisateur se connecte à la plate-forme.As the online WSSCC Members' Community is on a SharePoint platform, this short 5 step guide supports members in creating a Microsoft account quickly and easily, enabling login to the Members' Community. These steps are only required the first time a user is logging in to the platform and should only be followed by those who do not have a Microsoft ID associated with their member profile.

Gender and CLTS - CLTS engagement, outcomes and empowerment in Malagasy communities

Global Sanitation Fund
In order to better understand the link between gender dynamics and the impact of its Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions, the GSF supported a study in a small number of communities in Madagascar in 2015. These communities are in the area covered by the GSF-supported programme in Madagascar, known locally as ‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ (FAA). This ‘GSF in focus’ case study highlights and reflects on the study.Cette étude examine le lien entre la dynamique du genre et l’initiative d’assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) dans un petit nombre de communautés malgaches.

A gender case study of the experience and outcomes of FAA CLTS interventions in Madagascar

Global Sanitation Fund
This study explores the role that gender plays in shaping the experience and outcomes of the Fonds D’Appui pour l’assainissement (FAA) Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions in Madagascar. Through a qualitative study in four villages in the Itasy region, this study finds that there is a difference in the way women and men actively engage in the CLTS process. Despite this, it finds that gender does not prevent people from realizing the benefits of sanitation and indeed some empowerment outcomes including increased respect, new roles for women and improved voice in the community around sanitation. However, the ability to contribute to decision-making and change gender stereotypes around roles and responsibilities, such as for cleaning and maintaining the toilet, raises questions for women and men’s long-term sanitation facilities and behaviours.

Applied research in water, sanitation & hygiene - Summary reports from the CoP thematic discussion

Collaboration
In October 2016, the WSSCC LinkedIn Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries and the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University came together to hold a joint 3‐week thematic discussion on applied research in water, sanitation and hygiene. The LinkedIn hosted CoP has over 6,200 members each working in WASH and other related sectors; this thematic discussion was an opportunity to bring together sector practitioners and researchers to share knowledge, learn from each other, identify best practice and explore links between research and practice in the sector. The first discussion was held from 3 to 9 October 2016 and focused on ‘How to pull practitioners into research.The second thematic discussion hosted by WSSCC and the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation at Mzuzu University was held from 10 to 16 October 2016 and focused on ‘Low‐cost WASH technologies’. The discussion was led by Assistant Professor Dr. Abebe Beyene Hailu at Jimma University, Ethiopia.

Facilitating “Hands-on” Training Workshops For Community-Led Total Sanitation: A Trainers’ Training ...

Collaboration
Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has a huge potential for addressing the rural sanitation situation in developing countries, enhancing human well-being, and contributing to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Spreading rapidly in many countries and regions, the demand for facilitators and trainers of facilitators far exceeds the supply of trainers. "Hands-On” Training Workshops For Community-Led Total Sanitation" is an indispensable guide that meets the requirements of the trainers of CLTS facilitators, future CLTS trainers who are not yet experienced CLTS facilitators, and trainers who wish to train trainers of CLTS facilitator. It guide describes training methodologies that focus on training good facilitators along with supplying tips on how to train trainers of facilitators. These can be found within its three comprehensive parts: Part 1 introduces the CLTS terminology, scope and purpose. Part 2 describes the detailed steps of the proposed training methodology and process. Part 3 provides additional background information and references to the steps described in Part 2.Faciliter les ateliers de formation sur le terrain pour l’assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC)Hindi - Facilitating “Hands-on” Training Workshops For Community-Led Total Sanitation: A Trainers’ Training Guide

Community-driven development for water and sanitation in urban areas – Its contribution to meeting t...

Collaboration
Community organizations working with local NGOs have been responsible for many of the most cost-effective initiatives to improve and extend provision for water and sanitation to low-income urban households. This has a growing relevance within an urbanizing world, with a large and increasing proportion of those with low incomes who lack provision living in urban areas. Along with considerable bearing on meeting the water and sanitation target within the Millennium Development Goals. This publication defines the scale of need before focusing on the role local, community-driven schemes provide in addressing the requirements of the unserved or ill-served in urban areas. Schemes that improved and extended provision for water and sanitation as a result of changes in approach by local governments and civil society organizations are detailed. This includes local initiatives not normally considered part of ‘water and sanitation’ which have been significant in improving and extending provision, especially squatter upgrading schemes, initiatives to provide land for new housing and measures to increase the availability of loans to support household and community investments in better housing. Often underpinning these successes were the partnerships offered to local government by organizations of the urban poor. The tools and methods used are examined along with the ‘local’ constraints to improving and extending provision for water and sanitation and how these can be successfully addressed.

Fostering Collective Action to Improve Sanitation in Rural Cambodia

The publication voices the importance of social context and collective action as a mediating factor between programme implementation and its success. CRSHIP assesses the social factors that influenced sanitation uptake, indicating the efficiency of communities participating together with local community leaders or NGOs to work cohesively in achieving their S&H goals.

Follow-up MANDONA: A field guide for accelerating and sustaining open defecation free communities

Global Sanitation Fund
Follow-up MANDONA (FUM) is an action-oriented, collective approach for post-triggering follow-up visits, as part of Community-Led Total Sanitation. The FUM approach was pioneered by MIARINTSOA NGO – a sub-grantee of the GSF-supported ‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ programme in Madagascar. FUM brings the entire community together for a self-analysis of their sanitation situation and helps them immediately create models that prevent the ingestion of faeces. The approach then harnesses the power of Natural Leaders to replicate these models across the community, which includes helping those that are least able, in order to advance to open defecation free status. By focusing on sustainable behaviour change, FUM is also a useful tool for addressing issues surrounding ‘slippage’, which relates to returning to previous unhygienic behaviours. Illustrated with photos, case studies, and tips, this handbook provides a practical, step-by-step guide for how CLTS practitioners around the world can implement FUM in their own contexts.Follow-up MANDONA - Un guide de terrain pour accélérer et soutenir le mouvement des communautés exemptes de défécation à l’air libre grâce à une approche d’Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC)