According to the District Chief Executive (DCE), Anthony Mensah, the district, in partnership with World Vision International in Ghana, is rolling out Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS
) programme to provide better sanitation for the residents in the rural communities in the district by the end of 2030.
One of those residents is Anfield mum Angela McKay, a founding member of the Homebaked Community Land Trust, (CLT
Afya Pwani project adopted the CLTS
and STLS approaches to help attain a rural open defecation-free Kenya by 2020.
for the renewed promise of CLTs
is the Champlain Housing Trust.
For instance, one of the approaches used by CLTS
is teaching the children songs that condemn open defecation.
(8) Venkataramanan explains that the participatory approach of CLTS
instead attempts to motivate behavior change by harnessing the shock value of talking about open defecation.
Meanwhile, last January, the city's Department of Housing, Preservation and Development released a Request for Expressions of Interests from groups looking to form CLTs
Mayor Rene Rubino said CLTS
activities were successful in attaining the Grade 1 -the first in the three-tiered benchmark for total sanitation characterized by the prevalence of toilets in almost all of the households in a community-in Arakan.
Second, the institutions that provide this gap money, such as municipal governments, CLTs
, and affordable-housing nonprofits, also provide services like counseling and accounting to homebuyers.
Critically, Community Land Trusts (CLTs
), co-operatives, self-help housing organisations, co-housing and self-builder models can attract local investment and lock in value in communities, keep housing affordable and offer an alternative to speculators and developers trying to make a fast buck.
In Asia a new approach focused on establishing new norms that holds promise is Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS
Just how well are CRTs and CLTs
fairing in today's marketplace?