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A 5-day Cutting-edge International Training/Workshop on “Low Cost Sanitation”, from 9th – 13th March 2015 at Warri, Delta State, Nigeria (with Facilitators from Canada and Zambia)

“Latrine Selection, Siting and Construction for Community-Led Total Sanitation Support” Workshop

Beyond CLTS: Ensuring a Sustainable Approach to Sanitation     

 Workshop Date: 9th – 13th March 2015

Workshop Location: Warri, Nigeria

Spots Available: 20         (participants will be considered on first come first served basis using the eligibility criteria below)


Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has proven to be very successful at triggering demand for sanitation services by helping people understand the link between human waste and sickness. However, once that demand and motivation has been created, CLTS programs must ensure that sustainable and appropriate sanitation solutions (through local knowledge and skills) are available at the community level. By the end of this workshop, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to teach communities how to select, build and maintain sustainable latrine options.

What this training offers: This workshop gives participants the knowledge they need to empower communities to choose the most appropriate technologies for their needs, which helps reduce the likelihood that a latrine will be abandoned, while also being aware of the ongoing maintenance or cost requirements. This workshop covers the elements of a successful latrine project program through participatory instruction and hands-on activities, such as constructing latrine slabs and hand-washing stations, while examining latrine pit lining construction options and the design and size of pits.

Who should take this training?: This workshop is ideal for CLTS practitioners (such as government or NGO staff), local businesses engaged in latrine construction activities, community groups who have received CLTS training and WASH-related NGOs and community groups wanting to learn more about latrine selection and construction. This is an introductory workshop and is not intended to provide full training on the construction and installation of latrines or masonry training.

 Duration: 5 days

 Prerequisite: Participation in CLTS projects

  1. Already working and implemented projects.
  2. Will submit a letter of motivation for the training explaining;
    1. Why you want to attend and what you will do with the training afterwards.
    2. Projects/programs you have worked on, or are working on in CLTS.
    3. Challenges you have faced (or are facing) with CLTS implementation.
  3. Participants to bear the cost of accommodation, transport, breakfast, dinner, and subsidized workshop fee

(Maximum of two participants may be awarded further subsidy to cover the cost of accommodation, transport, breakfast, dinner, and workshop fee, on merit)

  1. Minimum of a National Diploma.

(Lower qualifications will be accepted with relevant and valid field experience and ability to communicate the benefits of the training).

Registration: To enquire about registering for this workshop or for more information, please contact

Adu Andrew at adu@pindfoundation.org or by phone at +234 8172064598

This training is being offered jointly by CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (www.cawst.org) and PIND, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (www.pindfoundation.org).

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