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.
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Tofiga O Pili Aau

Documenting the impacts of climate change on the coastal communities in Samoa, 'Tofiga O Pili Aau' was created by representatives from eight villages on Savai-i and Upolu islands.

Es-Esel Ja Eparas (Voices of Experience)

Participatory Video created by members of various indigenous communities in Itogon, Philippines, tracking the impacts of large-scale mining and now climate change on their environment and culture.

Traditional Paddy To The Rescue

'Traditional Paddy To The Rescue' was made by Sri Lankan farmers in 2007 to document the re-introduction of traditional varieties of rice, which grow successfully in their heavily salinated soils. 

Solar Power = Community Power

The result of a Participatory Video consultation process, this film describes how solar power became more than just a means of renewable energy for these remote desert shepherding villages. Each family receiving a solar installation contributed one ewe and one lamb to a collectively managed flock. These flocks gave the communities a new kind of power; the ability to carry out local actions and make their own positive changes

PV for Community Consultation CASE STUDY - Solar Power in Turkmenistan

This programme began with a Participatory Video project carried out in Turkmenistan’s Kara Kum desert in 1999. High levels of outward migration were threatening the long-term survival of these remote deserts villages. Community members had talked about their visions for their village. Many felt that electricity would improve their lifestyles and encourage people to stay in the desert.