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.