InsightShare provides consultancy services to organisations wishing to harness Participatory Video as a community engagement and development tool.

A woman laughs during a Participatory Video workshop

Do you want to integrate Participatory Video into your work?

Capacity Building

We deliver bespoke training packages - for organisations and community groups - in all aspects of Participatory Video project development and implementation.  Our team of experienced project managers and trainers will design and implement a tailored programme, ensuring you have the best training in Participatory Video available anywhere in the world.  For more information download our capacity-building brochure.

“Everybody is really excited about being able to use Participatory Video as a tool. It was very successful”

International Rescue Committee

Organisations benefitting from our capacity-building services include: Oxfam, UNICEF, Transparency International, UNDP, Practical Action, IIED, International Rescue Committee, CAFOD and many more.  Take a look at this short video describing a recent capacity-building programme in Myanmar.

A young woman tells her story to camera during a PV MSC process

Are you looking to strengthen feedback loops and enhance learning?

Monitoring & Evaluation

We are the pioneers of a range of participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation, of projects and programmes, including the groundbreaking synthesis of Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change techniques. InsightShare's international team are available to undertake evaluations of your existing projects, and/or provide your staff with training in these unique approaches to beneficiary-led M&E.  For more information download this short introduction.

"This is grounded theory in practice. We are de-colonising research as girls undertake each step themselves, including the analysis."

Population Council Guatemala

Our clients include: Institute for Development Studies, UNDP, Millenium Development Goal Fund, Mercy Corps, Population Council, BRAC, Nike Foundation, African Development Bank, British Council and many more.  Watch this example of PV M&E in action from a recent evaluation for UNICEF in Côte d’Ivoire.

A Participatory Video facilitator holds a card during a workshop

Do you need facilitators to deliver a project for you?

Project Delivery

We will co-design and deliver Participatory Video processes with your target community / group. We help you reach out beyond formal workshops to involve the most marginalised and rarely heard groups and bring together different stakeholders to address critical problems in new ways. From community needs assessments to advocacy and Rights-Based Approaches, our team of facilitators have experience of leading Participatory Video projects in many different contexts and countries.

“This project is having important impacts, making young Yoeme and Comcaac people confident on their capacities and interested in elaborating and sending their messages. This will strengthen the social fabric of their communities.”

The Christensen Fund

We have facilitated Participatory Video projects for countless organisations including Comic Relief, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Fairtrade Foundation, Transparency International, White Ribbon Alliance, UNDP, Gaia Foundation and many others.  Check out this powerful short video on land-grabbing by the Maasai community in Loliondo.

A group of people in Columbia working on a Design Thinking project with Participatory Video

How can your stakeholders help you design more appropriate and sustainable programmes?

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a creative (human centered) approach to problem solving which starts with the people you are designing for and ends with radical new solutions.  These are then developed and tested in the target community and with other key stakeholders.  Through bringing together Participatory Video and Design Thinking, InsightShare and the d.school Paris have developed a unique social innovation process which puts the intended beneficiaries in the driving seat.  We can work directly with your stakeholders or train your teams to adopt an 'innovation culture'. By engaging your wider ecosystem in the design process, we reduce the risk of failure and ensure better and more adapted programme design with strong local support.

"We learnt how to conduct a planning process and reach results that are totally coherent with the ideas of this new government and with the needs of the community."

Narino Centre for social Innovation, Colombia

Our partners and clients include: The Young foundation, The d.School Paris, EIVP Engineering School of Paris City, Cogicité, The Municipality of Mantes la Jolie (France), The Government of Narino Province (Colombia). Read our article “How to make an impact - design thinking meets participatory vidéo”

A facilitator provides support and mentoring

Are you a facilitator looking for support & mentoring?

Professional Development and Online Teaching

Our team of experienced facilitators and project managers are available to support individuals and organisations currently using Participatory Video as a community development tool. We can help improve and broaden the scope of your work so that you can achieve even greater impacts.  You can discover more about our professional development and support services by downloading this short introductory document.

"Thanks again for talking everything through with me. It really helped so much and I was well prepared for the task."

Climate Futures

Organisations benefitting from our professional development and support services include James Hutton Institute, Climate Futures, University of East Anglia, Spectrum, Stichting ToDo, Youth Business International, Coventry University, CBM International and many more.

If you would like to know more about any of our services, please contact us.

“There are few organisations able to bring the blend of expertise required in community development practice, participatory action research, and filmmaking. I really appreciate the rigour and thoughtful processes InsightShare have brought to this field.”

Mary Tangelder [Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto]

“The most striking positive features of InsightShare’s work include: their ability to combine vision with practical and culturally sensitive approaches to Participatory Video trainings; a capacity for critical self-reflection; and remarkable commitment to ethics in the practice of Participatory Video…this is no small feat! They also have an ability to innovate and use cutting edge digital technologies in contexts that are often constrained by shortages of funds and resources. InsightShare staff have a great passion for their work and an underlying commitment to social and environmental justice”

Dr Michel Pimbert [Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University]

“InsightShare has demonstrated commitment to their values and the communities they want to help; passion for their work; and innovation and professionalism in everything they do.”

Luis Osorio [Practical Action]

“InsightShare’s work shows a unique combination of technical and facilitation skills, combining media and technology with participatory approaches and community engagement.”

Linda Livingstone