West Africa Learning and Exchange Workshop “Towards Sustainable Total Sanitation,” 12-14 November, Benin


A Learning and Exchange workshop with a focus on the relative role of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Africa will take place from 12 – 14 November 2013 in Cotonou, Benin. This workshop is supported by UNICEF, SNV, IRC, WaterAid, WSA and Water for People.

This workshop targets sanitation practitioners that have hands-on experience with the implementation of CLTS programmes and projects and aims to bring together professionals working on rural sanitation in West Africa, particularly practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and people from government agencies, donors and media.

It will emphasise the role of CLTS, with a geographical focus on West Africa; the roles of hygiene/sanitation behaviour change and the enabling environment around CLTS and other sanitation improvement approaches.

The workshop will build on the sanitation life cycle framework as developed by IRC and also reflect on methodological experience from IRC’s past learning and sharing exchanges and workshops in the field of Sanitation & Hygiene.

The participation fee is free although participants must take care of their own travel and accommodation costs.

Authors interested in attending the West Africa Learning and Exchange Workshop can submit abstracts (250 words maximum) – deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 27 September 2013; form is attached below, as is the concept note and first announcement. Visit the event website for additional information.