Facilitating community decision-making

Publication design for WRC

Graphic & publication design:
Design for development

Based on 3 years of researching adaptation of the internationally established CLTS approach to creating and maintaining sanitation where unsanitary conditions prevail, integrating proactive social responsibility and productive local action is recommended to enhance basic services delivery.

Practically facilitating community decision-making with participatory tools, rather than educating, is core to mobilization of community responsibility for improving sanitary behaviour. Developing capacity to implement and sustain a CLTS programme calls for linkages between support institutions and communities, while training appropriate capabilities at the same time.

Stages of integrating community-led sanitation initiatives into a support programme comprise events and related training. Developing a Community Led Sanitation Programme (CLTS) programme initiates partnerships on the basis of municipal selection of sites for projects within areas of need.

We were asked to develop an interactive and engaging handbook to educate and equip community members with the necessary tools to make informed decisions and be part of the decision-making processes.