Participatory Video makes Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) engaging, compelling and fun. It is perfect for community groups, NGOs and other bodies seeking an authentic and participatory means of learning from their projects and interventions. Here are some examples of how InsightShare have used Participatory Video as a tool for M&E.
During 7 months, 12 adolescent girl trainees in each country learnt how to use participatory video combined with the Most Significant Change Technique to support 450 other girls to share their stories of change. At the end of the process, the girl trainees -who became strong video girl leaders- analysed the 64 collected video stories of change (32 per country), collected notes from the process, and presented the results and recommendations to the program implementers and donor in video reports.
In this news update you'll find a visual explaining how we combine Participatory Video with the Most Significant Change technique, a website with all the results from the Video Girls for Change initiative - a capacity building and evaluation process with adolescent girls in Guatemala & Uganda - as well as videos, photostories and visuals from projects and presentations we've done in the last months. Hoping you enjoy this as our new years gift.
In August/September 2012, InsightShare supported a team of programme implementers from the Joint Programmes working on the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund in the Philippines to carry out a Participatory Video Evaluation in Mindanao using PV MSC.
This is the story of the building of two incredible participatory video teams but it is also the story of the many young women whose lives are changed by girl programming in different parts of the world every day.
InsightShare offers training in Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Participatory Video adds value, encourages iterative learning and explores qualitative data often missed through traditional M&E methods. This article describes how we facilitate M&E projects by combining Participatory Video with the Most Significant Change Technique.
One of our current programmes aims to build capacity to two groups of young women in Uganda and Guatemala in Participatory Video for M&E. These women are learning to make films that then inform programming and promote learning as well as peer to peer exchange for community mobilisation.
Phil Borges and his crew interviewed the InsightShare team and trainees participating in our PV M&E Initiative in Guatemala for his documentary on prevention of violence against women, commissioned by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, administered by UN Women.