Core team

InsightShare Director Chris Lunch

Chris Lunch

Co-Founder & Director

InsightShare Director Chris Lunch

Chris has worked on Participatory Video projects around the world since his first project with nomads and farmers in Central Asia back in 1999. He co-founded InsightShare with his brother Nick fifteen years ago.

Chris leads the overall strategy, operations and financial management of the organisation and continues to facilitate projects in the field. Chris studied Anthropology and Archaeology at Oxford University.

Languages: English (native) ~ French (fluent) ~ Spanish (intermediate)
InsightShare Director Nick Lunch

Nick Lunch

Co-Founder & Director

InsightShare Director Nick Lunch

Nick is an experienced Participatory Video facilitator, working at home in Oxford and in over 20 countries since 1996. His passion for the methodology grew from experimenting in handing over control of the camera and film project to indigenous youth in Nepal.

Nick co-founded InsightShare with his brother Chris, and has helped lead the organisation through an eventful journey of ongoing learning, and evolution. Today his focus is on honing the organisation’s capacity building skills, working with community animators to support a growing grassroots Participatory Video movement.

Much of his fieldwork has involved repeat visits to indigenous partner communities in Africa, Asia and South and Central America; working together to preserve and promote traditional knowledge, advance the cause of indigenous rights, and support local representatives as delegates at key global gatherings.

Nick has completed accredited training in Non-Violent Communication, Theory U (Presencing Institute), and Permaculture Design.

Languages: English (native) ~ French (fluent) ~ Spanish (intermediate
InsightShare Director of Programmes Gareth Benest

Gareth Benest

Director of Programmes

InsightShare Director of Programmes Gareth Benest

Gareth has been a Participatory Video facilitator since 2002, covering a wide range of countries and contexts. As Director of Programmes for InsightShare he has overall responsibility for all the projects undertaken by an international team of staff and associates. He is a Founding Member of the InsightShare Network, together with Chris and Nick Lunch.

Gareth has a varied background in visual communications and fine arts.  He has worked as filmmaker, facilitator, writer, and project manager for various national and international NGOs. He continues to facilitate projects around the world, particularly focussing on advocacy and rights-based projects.  Gareth has written several guides and articles on Participatory Video, exploring various techniques, approaches, and ethical considerations.

Languages: English (native) ~ Hindi (basic) ~ Punjabi (basic)
InsightShare Head of M&E Soledad Muniz

Soledad Muñiz

Head of Innovation and Development

InsightShare Head of M&E Soledad Muniz

Soledad specialises in participatory communication with particular skill and experience in deploying participatory video in international development. She has over 9 years’ experience researching, planning and implementing numerous participatory video projects, with a strong understanding of the application and potential of the tool in a range of contexts.

Soledad has worked in projects in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia in a range of issues including environment, indigenous peoples, gender equality and youth. She has experience in capacity building, community development, research and monitoring & evaluation. She graduated with distinction from the University of Reading MSc in Communication for Innovation and Development.

Languages: Spanish (native) ~ English (fluent) ~ Portuguese (basic)
InsightShare Head of Operations Marlene Bovenmars

Marleen Bovenmars

Head of Training and Design

InsightShare Head of Operations Marlene Bovenmars

Over the past decade Marleen has worked with a wide variety of groups ranging from indigenous communities in sub-Sahara Africa and subsistence farmers in the Himalayas to homeless people and refugees in Europe. She has delivered over 30 participatory video projects in 11 different countries and is currently InsightShare’s most active trainer. Her main areas of expertise are peace building, therapeutic processes, farmer-to-farmer sharing, M&E and training of trainers.

As Head of Training & Design Marleen is responsible for harvesting and disseminating methodological learning across our team. During her degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Sustainable Development she specialised in bio-cultural diversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation and urban development.

Languages: Dutch (native) ~ English (fluent) ~ Spanish (intermediate) ~ French (intermediate) ~ German (intermediate)
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Tricia Jenkins

Fundraising and Development

A photograph of Tricia Jenkins

Tricia works on InsightShare’s fundraising strategy and implementation, with a particular focus on developing the InsightShare Network.  She is an experienced fundraiser, having co-developed large-scale international projects using participatory arts and media and Digital Storytelling with marginalised groups in order to effect change.  She is also a founder director of Digitales Ltd., a research and digital storytelling company established in 2008, hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Tricia is an experienced Digital Storytelling facilitator and is currently in the final phase of her PhD, which focuses on the use of Digital Storytelling with older people.  Tricia has also worked as a grant-maker, for the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the London Film and Video Development Agency and Film London. She started her career teaching video production in further education and in community video and is also a Participatory Video facilitator, trained by InsightShare.

Languages: English (native) ~ Portuguese (intermediate) ~ French (intermediate) ~ German (basic)

Associates

A picture of Kazu Ahmed

Kazu Ahmed

Associate (India)

A picture of Kazu Ahmed

Kazu comes from a journalism and anthropology background with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of environment and development. He is a community media practitioner, photographer and filmmaker with geographical focus on South and Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Africa.

He has worked with Panos South Asia, IUCN and Commonwealth Foundation, and has made films on issues of peace building, climate change and migration. Kazu has been involved with Participatory Video as a facilitator since 2014.

Languages: Assamese (native) ~ Bengali (fluent) ~ English (fluent) ~ Hindi (fluent) ~ Nagamese (fluent) ~ Urdu (basic)
A photograph of Sara Asadullah

Sara Asadullah

Senior Associate (UK)

A photograph of Sara Asadullah

Sara has worked with InsightShare as a Participatory Video facilitator since 2007, including numerous projects in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and the UK. Her work has encompassed issues ranging from financial literacy for young people in post-conflict Kenya, to destitution amongst asylum seekers in the UK.

Sara has an MA in Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Documentary from the Granada Centre at the University of Manchester, and an MA (Oxon) in Archaeology and Anthropology from Oxford University.

Languages: English (native) ~ French (basic) ~ Spanish (basic) ~ Bengali (basic)
InsightShare Associate Chris Atkins

Chris Atkins

Associate (UK)

InsightShare Associate Chris Atkins

Chris is a freelance filmmaker with experience in all areas of video production, and a Participatory Video facilitator who has delivered projects in Africa and Asia with InsightShare over several years.

His filmmaking work ranges from directing and producing short films and documentaries to working in a large team and producing professional video content. Chris is a highly skilled editor and leads on the post-production of InsightShare’s video output, including supporting various communities to refine, reversion and subtitle/audio-dub their videos.

Languages: English (native)
A picture of Victoria Bridges

Victoria Bridges

Associate (UK)

A picture of Victoria Bridges

Victoria is a producer and director of documentaries and a communications consultant with 3 decades’ experience. She began her Participatory Video career with Communication for Change in New York and has since been committed to giving a voice to others through film and video. In filmmaking workshops, her aim is to help participants clarify their message and turn it into effective audiovisual output.

She has worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US and has an MA in International Communications and Development from City University, London.

Languages: English (native) ~ French (fluent) ~ Spanish (Intermediate) ~ Portuguese (Basic)
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Dominic Elliot

Senior Associate (UK)

A photograph of Dominic Elliot

Dominic is a documentary filmmaker and Participatory Video facilitator.  He has worked with InsightShare since 2004, and has assisted, facilitated and managed over a dozen international projects in countries including Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire.

Dominic has an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester, where he made a participatory documentary drama with street children in Malawi, and an MSc from Kings College London.

Languages: English (native) ~ French (intermediate) ~ Mandarin (basic) ~ Arabic (basic)
InsightShare Associate Jeka Ania Carlón Flores

Jeka Ania Carlón Flores

Associate (Mexico)

InsightShare Associate Jeka Ania Carlón Flores

Anabela is a community leader in Sonora, northern Mexico. She has engaged with Participatory Video since 2011, principally deploying it within her local Yaqui community as an educational tool to revive traditional ecological knowledge.

Anabela has facilitated various projects since her first work with InsightShare as part of the Conversations With the Earth project, including as a trainer for a capacity building programme for conservation workers in Bolivia.

Languages: Yaqui (native) ~ Spanish (fluent) ~ English (advanced)
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Emile Flower

Senior Associate (UK)

A picture of Emilie Flower

Emilie has 15 years experience facilitating Participatory Video projects. She has a background in social anthropology and video journalism, a masters in forestry and has worked for national and international development organisations.

Emilie’s film work ranges from researching the impact of perestroika on pastoralism in Kazakhstan to evaluating the impact of performing arts in a school in Northern England. Emilie has worked with InsightShare on numerous projects in Africa and Asia.

Languages: English (native) ~ French (advanced) ~ Spanish (basic)
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Ingrid Guyon

Associate (UK)

A picture of Ingrid Guyon

Ingrid is a photographer, filmmaker and participatory photography & video facilitator and project manager since 2007. She is the Founding Director of Fotosynthesis, a social enterprise that uses photography as a tool for education and social change. Ingrid worked extensively throughout Latin America, especially Colombia and the Dominican Republic, where her work has focussed on gender participation and citizen initiatives in the peace process and the impact of tourism on local communities.

Ingrid has a degree in Social and Visual Anthropology, is extremely creative and loves challenging people to create platforms for dialogues. She wants to develop projects with indigenous and unheard communities and focus on positive and constructive stories of change.

Languages: French (native) ~ Spanish (fluent) ~ English (fluent) ~ Italian (conversational) ~ Portuguese (conversational)
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Sabine Hellmann

Associate (UK)

A picture of Sabine Hellmann

Sabine is a documentary filmmaker, graphic designer and Participatory Video facilitator based in Edinburgh. She has been working as a freelancer since receiving her MFA in Documentary Directing from Edinburgh College of Art.

She has been coordinating and facilitating Participatory Video workshops since 2013 and designed a Participatory Video for M&E strategy in Malawi for a sustainable farming project. Since discovering Participatory Video, Sabine has incorporated this inclusive process to give others the means to tell their stories.

Languages: German (native) ~ English (fluent)
A photograph of Jack Jenkins Hill

Jack Jenkins-Hill

Associate (Myanmar)

A photograph of Jack Jenkins Hill

Jack is a researcher and community development practitioner, who works with civil society organisations on land and natural resource governance issues.  He has lived and worked in Myanmar for the past 4 years.  Jack has used Participatory Video as part of collaborative research and advocacy projects with indigenous communities who have been displaced or have lost lands as a result of conservation and extractive industry projects.

As an Associate of InsightShare, Jack has been training young Myanmar filmmakers in Participatory Video and mentoring them to carry out their own projects throughout the country.

Languages: English (native) ~ Burmese (intermediate) ~ Spanish (basic)
InsightShare Associate Jemimah Kerenge

Jemimah Kerenge

Associate (Kenya)

InsightShare Associate Jemimah Kerenge

Jemimah has been involved with Participatory Video since 2009; initially as a participant in the first Conversations With the Earth project with the Maasai community in Kenya, and since then as an Associate Facilitator and Hub Representative.

In addition to facilitating Participatory Video projects, focussing on women and climate change, Jemimah is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Languages: Maasai (native) ~ Swahili (fluent) ~ English (fluent)
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Manon Koningstein

Associate (Colombia)

A photo of Manon Koningstein

Manon specialises in communication for a social change. She began working with Participatory Video in 2013, amalgamating the approach with Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) techniques, with a particular focus on the use of Participatory Video in the field of climate change and food security.

Manon has particular experience working on gender-sensitive projects and methodologies as well as celebrating rural indigenous and local knowledge through participatory tools. She has worked mainly in Latin America. She has a European Master in Intercultural Communication from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Languages: Dutch (native) ~ English (fluent) ~ Spanish (fluent) ~ French (basic)
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Isabelle Lemaire

Senior Associate (Canada)

A photo of Isabelle Lemaire

Isabelle is a highly skilled Participatory Video facilitator specialising in monitoring and evaluation programme designs, with a focus on environment and sustainable development.

Pioneering Participatory Video for monitoring and evaluation at InsightShare, Isabelle has worked closely with multilaterals and international NGOs to plan and carry out various Participatory Video training programmes on themes as varied as gender, climate change adaptation, human rights, peace-building and agriculture. Isabelle has worked in over 30 countries around the globe.

Languages: French (native) ~ English (fluent) ~ Spanish (intermediate)
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Neville Meyer

Senior Associate (South Africa)

A photo of Neville Meyer

Neville is a lifelong community worker with over 20 years experience across a wide spectrum of focus areas. He has worked extensively across Africa on community development projects, including as a Participatory Video facilitator with InsightShare since 2008.

Neville is a founder member of the hub seeded by InsightShare in Durban, which continues today as an autonomous social enterprise with Participatory Video at its heart.

Languages: English (native) ~ Afrikaans (intermediate) ~ IsiZulu (basic)
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Thor Morales

Associate (Mexico)

A photo of Thor Morales

Thor has 4 years experience facilitating Participatory Video projects in northern Mexico. He’s also facilitated participatory photography workshops. Thor has a background in Biology and is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. He’s worked with local and international organizations developing projects that deal with nature conservation, culture and communities.

Thor’s video and photography work ranges from socio-environmental issues to HIV prevention. He has been collaborating with InsightShare in north western Mexico since 2011.

Languages: Spanish (native) ~ English (fluent) ~ Brazilian Portuguese (advanced) ~ French (basic)

Anna Patton

Associate (UK)

Anna is a writer/editor and media facilitator based in London. She has worked with numerous nonprofits, government bodies and community groups in Europe and east Africa, and has particular expertise in international development, youth and social entrepreneurship.

Anna has experience designing and delivering media training for young people and schools in Kenya and Uganda, and currently manages and facilitates projects for Exposure, a youth media charity in north London. She has degrees in Modern Languages and European Studies and is a Fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise programme.

English (native) ~ French (advanced) ~ German (advanced) ~ Spanish (basic) ~ Swahili (basic)
A photograph of Rebecca Morehan

Rebecca Morehan

Associate (UK)

A photograph of Rebecca Morehan

Rebecca first worked with Participatory Video in 2011-12, on a research and advocacy project for young people in cocoa-growing communities in Ghana. More recently Rebecca has worked on a Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation process in Moldova, looking at how change happens in women’s economic development as part of global evaluation for UN Women.

Rebecca has a BA in Spanish and French from Cambridge University and a BTEC Diploma in Art and Design, specialising in video and photography.

Languages: English (Native) ~ Spanish (advanced) ) ~ French (intermediate)

Jacob Redman

Associate (France)

Jacob has been working with InsightShare since 2007. He played a key role supporting youth at InsightShare’s Lambeth hub which included developing animations as well as numerous Participatory Videos.

From 2012-14 he was responsible for the video art department of Graph-cmi in Carcassonne (France), as Director, Editor and Teacher.

Languages: French (native) ~ English (fluent)
A photograph of Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas

Associate (Cambodia)

A photograph of Stuart Thomas

Stuart has over 5 years of experience developing, carrying out and managing participatory research, evaluations and projects for social development organizations in both the UK and internationally. His main focus has been on forced displacement, mental health and most recently on livelihoods of rural and forest communities.

The countries he has worked in include: Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt and the UK. He has a deep interest in exploring, fostering and using processes of participation that are transformative for individuals, organizations and society.

Languages: English (native) ~ Spanish (intermediate)
InsightShare Associate Keidy Transfiguracion

Keidy Transfiguracion

Associate (Philippines)

InsightShare Associate Keidy Transfiguracion

Keidy has been involved with Participatory Video since 2009 when she assisted in the facilitation of the first Conversations With the Earth project in the Cordillera region of the Philippines.

Since that time she has undertaken the facilitation of various Participatory Video projects, addressing indigenous peoples struggles and aspirations in various settings, and delivered training programmes for numerous youth groups across the Asia-Pacific region.

Languages: Filipino (native) ~ Ilocano (fluent) ~ English (advanced)
InsightShare Associate Zoe Young

Zoe Young

Associate (UK)

InsightShare Associate Zoe Young

Zoe is an author, guide and filmmaker with 20 years experience on frontlines of environment, development and grassroots media production in diverse contexts, cultures and languages. Her past projects include working as co-director of ‘Suits and Savages – Why the World Bank Won’t Save the Tiger’, consultant on PV to Carbon Trade Watch and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.

Zoe is a Participatory Video facilitator and has been an InsightShare Associate since 2013.

Languages: English (native) ~ French (intermediate) ~ Spanish (intermediate)