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A note for trainers, facilitators and those commissioning CLTS training (PLA 61)

Samuel Musembi Musyoki

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As Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) continues to gain prominence in Africa many organisations increasingly want to go to scale. This has sharply increased the demand for training and supporting facilitators to ensure that quality is not lost in the process of scaling up. Going to scale is necessary if CLTS is to make a significant contribution to the lives of many millions in sub-Saharan Africa. The quality of training and support is essential for effectively scaling-up CLTS. This note provides some tips on what to look out for. The tips are simple and provide a brief ‘menu’ of dos and don’ts: what has been found to work and what does not. It is based on the author’s personal experience as a CLTS trainer, facilitator and manager. Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. Article in: PLA 61. Guest-edited by: Petra Bongartz, Samuel Musembi Musyoki, Angela Milligan and Holly Ashley.

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