Our in depth training model has been developed and refined over years of successful application in many different countries and contexts. It can be easily modified to fit with the particular needs and context of different organisations, programmes or projects.
InsightShare participated in a course on community-based conservation and ethnoecology in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, that was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.
'Kamayoqs' was created during a pilot initiative with potato and alpaca Kamayoqs, in the high Andes of Peru, exploring the potential of Participatory Video for pro-poor market development and farmer-to farmer technology transfer.
Short article by Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) published in ICT Update (issue 34) in November 2006. The article introduces PV as a method, summarizes it's diverse possible uses and gives a overview of the step by step process.
In this article Dominic Elliot describes how an Aids support group in Malawi used participatory video to boost their self-esteem and to encourage others to get tested, by enabling group members to tell their own stories and to film themselves engaging in different agricultural activities.
In 2005, InsightShare used participatory video as a tool for working with an HIV-positive community group in M'deka, Malawi. The 3-day project was carried out in partnership with the Malawi branch of GOAL, an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has been setting up these groups as a way of helping HIV-positive people support one another and change attitudes in the community with regard to knowing/communicating one's status.
In this article Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) describes how PV methods can be integrated into mainstream political decision making. He uses a InsightShare project that was carried out in Turkmenistan to argue that PV holds the key to delivering those often repeated, hollow slogans about inclusion, participation and people-led research and development, by illustrating how PV provides an opportunity for rural people to document their own knowledge and to express their wants from their own viewpoints.
In this short film the women of Kalbeo village in northern Ghana demonstrate their techniques for crafting baskets for sale in the markets. It is part of a series of short videos charting various livelihoods and farming activities including yam planting, honey collection and pig rearing.