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Clean Living – TVE’s Earth Report examines Community Led Total Sanitation in Bangladesh

In the International Year of Sanitation, Earth Report travels to Bangladesh to discover changing attitudes to hygiene. No more ‘open defecation’: instead of top-down solutions, the new Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach has eradicated open defecation in more than 300 villages. Earth Report investigates. The programme features CLTS guru Kamal Kar. Read the transcript and view a movie clip here.

Clean Living’ is broadcast on BBC World at the following times (all times quoted as UK time zone currently GMT):
Friday 14th March – 20:30, with repeats at 10:30 on Monday 17th March, 15:30 on Tuesday 18th, and 02:30 and 08:30 on Wednesday 19th.

Clean Living was produced with the help of the Department for International Development – Environment, Water & Sanitation, UN Water, UNICEF – Water, Environment and Sanitation, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

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Kamal  Kar also appears in the Plan International video “Bangladesh Community Led Total Sanitation”. In 2004, Plan introduced CLTS in over 200 villages in the Dinajpur District of Bangladesh. By 2007, all villages in Plan’s target area had eliminated open defecation and the entire population now has access to hygienic latrines. The video highlights the crucial role of children and women in CLTS campaigns.

Ethiopia: Where’s the Loo?: Earth Report documentary premieres on BBC World, 21 March 2008

WHERE’S THE LOO? is an Earth Report exploration of what the Ethiopian Government with support of Development Partners is doing to meet to the target of 100 percent sanitation coverage by 2012, and positive behavior change on hygiene practices. From the vast highlands of Amhara Region to rubbish tips in the middle of Addis Ababa, and rural orchards across the Rift Valley, the film reveals the progress of the Government’s universal access plan for Hygiene and Sanitation.

The film is part of global communication efforts coordinated by UNICEF to raise awareness on sanitation during 2008 – the International Year of Sanitation. WHERE’S THE LOO? is produced by Television Trust for the Environment (TVE) for BBC with the overall guidance, support and facilitation of WSP-Africa. It is sponsored by the Department for International Development (DfID).

Broadcast on BBC World at 2030 GMT on Friday 21st March

Repeats of the film were screened on:
Monday 24th March at 10:30 (GMT)
Tuesday 25th March at 15:30 (GMT)
Wednesday 26th March at 02:30 and 08:30 (GMT)

Read the transcript here

Order a copy from TVE here