We see first hand the powerful impact of our work increasing the ability and motivation of communities to take control of the factors influencing their lives.
Over 2,750 participants
We have worked with thousands of participants during the course of our Participatory Video projects in countries and communities around the world.
Over 500 videos created
We have an online library of over 500 videos – produced by groups through a collaborative and participatory process – that capture voices and stories from communities across the globe.
Over 2 million people reached
The outcomes of our projects have reached over two million people; from top officials in the UN to local farmers. The power of these Participatory Videos has opened many doors, shifted countless situations, and changed people’s lives.
Over 2,300 stories of Most Significant Change
We have facilitated evaluation processes leading to the documentation of over 2,300 Stories of Change, enabling the most marginalised people and communities to speak up and be heard.
Over 520 facilitators trained
Our rigorous approach to training, supporting and mentoring facilitators means that over five hundred people around the world are using Participatory Video to bring about positive change in their communities.
Over 330 Participatory Video projects
With well over three hundred projects under our belt we are world leaders in Participatory Video.
Over 60 countries
We have worked in over sixty countries (and counting), where we have designed and delivered Participatory Video projects, courses, evaluations and workshops for communities and groups across a wide range of contexts.
“To say the PV process has been beneficial to our programming in Burundi and in some of the other POWER countries would be an understatement. In many ways it prompted a shift of our monitoring system from a standard M&E data collection process, to a client-driven feedback loop. This has yielded valuable learnings across multiple levels and has been replicated (to varying extents) in the other POWER Africa countries.”
Ruth Orbach (CARE)
“Participatory Video started a revolution in Loliondo. It helped unite the Maasai community and break the perception that our various clans have been divided by the land-grabbers. The politicians who watched the video were transformed. Many of them now refer to the video as the best way for communities to articulate concerns rather than demonstrating in streets. During a recent dialogue, the Regional Commissioner said: “The Maasai community knows what they want and the message is very clear from their video ‘Olosho’. We should support them and build the idea of conservation with them”. This shows the community’s voice is being heard, and is trusted more than that of activists.”
Samuel Nang’aria (NGO-Net)
“In my community millet was no longer grown. Since we made our film – and held ten community screenings to over five hundred people – over 120 people have planted and harvested millet just this year. Folk songs have also come back to our communities. They had been banned by the church for decades but through the Participatory Video project our communities decided to revive them. Today they are even sung in church.”
Noikai (Participant, Nagaland)
“Participatory Video is the activity that distinguished us from all other NGOs, indigenous and non-indigenous. Thanks to InsightShare’s training we use Participatory Video to reach authorities and build relations with them. In this way we have raised the number of elected Councillors from the Baka community from just 3 to 18. We can put all that down to Participatory Video and hard work!”
Messe Venant (Association Okani)
“This project is having important impacts, making young Yoeme and Comcaac people confident on their capacities and interested in elaborating and sending their messages. The idea of having cultural hubs may also have big impacts in the near future, as young people feel the joy of being cultural creators and being part of a community.”
Francisco Chapela Mendoza (The Christensen Fund)