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Capacity-building village sanitation committees accelerates and sustains communities open defecation free status

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posted on 08.11.2018, 12:11 by Moses Lengewa, Nikolas Makotsi, M. Ikiara, S. Odondi, C. Olwal, D. Kurao
Since 2016, Amref Health Africa has been implementing the Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (K-SHIP) funded by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). The K-SHIP1 has formed and trained 6480 village sanitation committees (VSCs) on community-led total sanitation (CLTS). However, early to mid-2016, there was slow pace delivering villages ODF because VSCs` capacity-building was not emphasized and streamlined. To accelerate the pace, the programme innovatively resorted to capacity-build VSCs which enabled the K-SHIP to achieve more ODF villages (149 in 2016 and 410 in 2017). This is after ensuring key competencies are acquired by VSCs through a 2-day training and on-job-orientation on CLTS incorporating Sanitation Marketing and Equity & Inclusion during follow-ups. This paper aims to emphasise that to improve CLTS efficiency, sustainability and hence health outcomes and building up strong socio-economic-ODF-slippage-free communities, proper capacity building to VSCs is necessary.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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LENGEWA, M. ... et al, 2018. Capacity-building village sanitation committees accelerates and sustains communities open defecation free status. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 2951, 5 pp.

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2018

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This is a conference paper.

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en

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Nakuru, Kenya

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