(The Humanitarian Social Network)
In our project we are trying to combine best practices and strategies from CLTS and PHAST - does anybody in this group already have experience on such a combined approach? Maybe we could discuss a little on the positive and negative aspects of both CLTS and PHAST and how one could balance out the other in a positive way.
Looking forward to hear your ideas!
See this link for a discussion of why some of the proponents of CLTS think it is not compatible with PHAST: bit.ly/rm7Tdx
CAn you elaborate on why you want to combine elements of the two approaches? What are you trying to achieve, and can this not be achieved by (for example) just CLTS?
Thanks for your response but unfortunately I can't open the link, could you tell me again where to find the discussion? Would be very interesting for me!
We are trying to combine both approaches to develop a training that is most participatory/community-based, effective and sustainable. CLTS has proven to be very effective, however, only on a short term as many communities returned to old practices and defecated again openly after the initial euphoria has blown over. PHAST on the other hand showed good results on a long term but with a very slow onset, many trainings are needed before any behavioral change can be observed.
So the idea would be to start with a CLTSH (+ hygiene) training which has all the strong components (shaming etc.) that motivate the community for action and then follow up by a series of PHAST trainings to make sure behavioral changes are sustainable and to assess if the community has all capacities and skills to implement activities.
Looking forward to your comments!
Live & Learn Environmental Education Australia did a combination as part of their AusAID Civil Society Grant (I think it was in Papua. I know they had a a dual flip chart with both methodologies in it. I think that based on the community reaction they would either use PHAST or CLTS). The Australia office had some really nice graphics, that I bet they'll happily share with you.
Rather than CLTS and Phast, lots of groups have had success with a combination of CLTS and Sanitation Marketing. See: http://wedc-knowledge.lboro.ac.uk/my-courses/rss.html or http://www.wsp.org/sites/wsp.org/files/publications/WSP-What-does-i....