Petra Bongartz - Research Officer
T: +44 (0)1273 915668
Petra has worked in International Development for 14 years, first on HIV/AIDS and since 2006 on Community-led Total Sanitation. Together with Robert Chambers she created the CLTS Knowledge Hub at IDS in 2009. Petra is Research Officer for Strategy, Communications and Networking for the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Knowledge Hub.
She leads on the Hub’s communication activities, develops and implements the Hub’s strategy with the other Hub members, (co-)facilitates workshops, maintains the CLTS website, and engages in networking and action learning activities.
She has a strong interest in sustainable behaviour change, not just in sanitation but with regard to stories, values and relationships that create the word we currently live in. Petra seeks to introduce more embodied ways of working into facilitation, leadership and the development context, making clearer the linkages between the micro of personal behaviour and the macro, i.e. the work we do ‘out there’ and finding ways to re-connect personal awareness and growth with activism. She is a Movement Medicine Apprentice Teacher and Facilitator and brings the modalities of this movement based practice into her work.
Sustainable Sanitation for All
Describing the landscape of sustainability of CLTS and sanitation with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and through examples from Africa and Asia, the book captures a range of experiences and innovations from a broad range of institutions and actors within the WASH sector, and attempts to make recommendations and practical suggestions for policy and practice for practitioners, funders, policymakers and governments. More details
CLTS in Africa: Trajectories, Challenges and Moving to Scale
This book chapter looks at the progress and maturing of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Africa. It introduces innovations and adaptations, poses questions and challenges and suggests possible ways forward as CLTS goes to scale on the continent. More details
'Lukenya Notes': Taking CLTS to Scale with Quality
This document is a summary of the key recommendations from the IDS meeting of CLTS practitioners held in Lukenya Nairobi in July 2011, immediately after the AfricaSan3 meeting. More details
‘The Bamako CLTS Consensus: What Works and Traps to Avoid’, Regional Sharing and Learning Workshop for francophone Africa, Bamako, 29 November – 3 December 2010
Following the red thread: menstrual hygiene in Uganda19 Oct 2015
By Petra Bongartz
Following the red thread: menstrual hygiene in Uganda17 Jul 2015
By Petra Bongartz
An Open Letter in response to the World Development Report 201518 Mar 2015
By Robert Chambers, Petra Bongartz