Project Reports

Over the past few years we have facilitated some exciting participatory video programmes during which we worked with inspiring people on six different continents. The project reports below provide insight into the stories, impacts and learning from these programmes.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Programme Report

UNICEF Sierra Leone has been exploring the linkages between education and peace building through targeted actions such as the Child Friendly Schools action research programme. The Child Friendly Schools initiative is a multi-dimensional concept of quality that addresses the total needs of the child as a learner. 

UNICEF Sierra Leone commissioned InsightShare to carry out a Participatory Video evaluation as a component of their end of programme evaluation. We supported a local team to use participatory video combined with the most significant change technique with groups of children and other programme stakeholders in Pujehun district in Southern Sierra Leone. 

This report describes the background, the process and the findings of the evaluation. It also provides an overview of the key learning and recommendations for ongoing support in the selected communities as well as for similar future peace building initiatives. 

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Peace Clubs: Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation Côte d’Ivoire 2015

During January 2015 a team of 10 young people were trained by Insightshare to carry out an evaluation using Participatory Video combined with Most Significant Change (PV MSC) for UNICEF WCARO and UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire. The aim of the activity was to carry out an end of year participatory evaluation led by students and young people who participate in the PBEA programme that UNICEF and partners lead in Côte d’Ivoire. The evaluation used the PV MSC method to generate information, evidence and qualitative information from the perspective of the stakeholders in the projects. PV MSC was chosen because UNICEF wanted to capture some of the programmes harder to reach results, using a participatory and youth-led approach to collect human stories with a rigorous tool. The evaluation was designed to contribute to the peacebuilding activities lessons, raise awareness and build youth capacity. 

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Indigenous Community Video Collective Northeast India Impact Report

From 2014-2016 a collective of 10 filmmakers created 35 films to bring attention to climate issues and build solidarity accross 20 villages in the Northeast India. PV has been used as a powerful tool to record knowledge and ensure that it is carreid forward. This impact report summarises their stories and InsightShare's contribution to the programme.

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Biennial Review 2013-2015

It’s been a really busy two years for InsightShare. This Review consists of condensed case studies of just nine of our many projects: eight in the field, and one – the Webgathering series – in the cyber-field. We hope it gives you a good taste of our approach and work. The webgatherings (see p31) have been a new and fruitful development for us, creating a real sense of community among practitioners, enabling reflection and discussion, and promoting InsightShare’s unique contribution to the world of participatory video (PV).

Find out more by reading our Biennial Review

CWE Media Hubs Impact Report 2009-2011

As part of the 'Conversations with the Earth — Indigenous Voices on Climate Change' programme InsightShare has supported the development of an indigenous media network around the world. Since 2009 the participatory video process has helped inspire indigenous communities across five continents to work together to protect the planet for future generations. This impact report summarises their stories and the story of InsightShare's contribution to the programme.

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Video Girls for Change Programme Report

The 'Video Girls for Change' initiative supported adolescent girls, who are part of empowerment projects, to take a leading role in evaluating girl programming. It contains the outcomes and key learning from this programme that was funded by the Nike Foundation and ran in parallel in two countries with two different program implementers: Population Council Guatemala and BRAC Uganda. This report describes how 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. 

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Participatory Video with Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Programme Report

Through this unique programme farming communities from Angola, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda used video to explore issues affecting their environment and their adaptation strategies to coping with the effects of global climate change. This final programme report aims to present an overview of the six participatory video projects undertaken between January and August 2012. It represents a synthesis of the detailed narrative reports produced by InsightShare’s facilitators, with additional content drawn from conversations with key staff from local partners, UK agencies and the facilitators themselves. In addition it presents conclusions and recommendations drawn from an overview of the collated information.

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