Local communities are often best placed to understand how to live in harmony with their environment. The following videos, articles, photostories and case studies are examples of different communities around the world using Participatory Video to organise, mobilise and express themselves in order to put local knowledge at the centre of natural resource management.
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.
'Voices From the Steppe' was made during a Participatory Video project with semi-nomadic shepherds in Kazakhstan as part of the multidisciplinary DARCA (Desertification and Regeneration in Central Asia) programme.
As part of the Desertification and Regeneration: Modeling the Impact of Market Reforms on Central Asian Rangelands (DARCA) programme, InsightShare worked alongside a multidisciplinary team of scientists studying the environmental impacts of current grazing practices on semi–arid Central Asian rangelands.
'Les Voix de la Steppe' is the French language version of 'Voices From the Steppe', made during a Participatory Video project with semi-nomadic shepherds in Kazakhstan as part of the multidisciplinary DARCA (Desertification and Regeneration in Central Asia) programme.