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Adapting rural CLTS for urban settings: Azafady UK’s experiences in Fort-Dauphin, south east Madagascar

M. Coultas.

This document outlines the urban CLTS approach taken by Azafady UK, a British charity working in partnership with local NGOs in south east Madagascar, in its three-year urban sanitation initiative, Project Malio. Project Malio’s approach is rooted in learning from a two-year pilot, Project Soaiegna, as well as from Azafady UK’s and others’ rural CLTS work1 . It uses CLTS techniques to stimulate demand for improved sanitation and an end to open defecation but also recognises that in an urban environment many people require technical, financial or material support to build a latrine; Project Malio’s pilot revealed a large proportion of the population in the target town of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, who were already motivated to use a latrine but didn’t have the means to access one. The Malio team has therefore had to find a balance between motivating the unmotivated and supporting those who already have a strong desire for change.

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