In 2013, representatives from communities in the Ayeyarwady Delta region of Myanmar (Burma) were trained in facilitating participatory video processes. The ground-breaking capacity-building programme was the first of its kind in Myanmar, and is one of only two examples of participatory video known to have ever taken place in the country.
This paper by Valentina Bau, Graduate student at Macquarie University, Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies, looks at an InsightShare participatory video project in the Rift Valley of Kenya after the 2007–2008 post-election crisis, when the country underwent a period of intense ethnic violence.
As part of the My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) programme, 12 youth campaigners from the Nepal project took part in a Participatory Video workshop in January 2014. This video shows extracts from the three films which they made on community health care issues as part of their ongoing advocacy work for MRMV. The youth campaigners will screen their films to local decision-makers and community members during 2014 to bring about change on the issues raised.
A participatory video made by the London Refugee Women's Forum: sharing their stories of the asylum process, representing their campaign against destitution amongst asylum seekers, and documenting their visit to parliament.
Human rights defenders, activists, civil society leaders and representatives from non-governmental organisations discuss the challenges they face in countries across southern Africa and beyond. It features interviews covering a range of countries and contexts, and includes an interview with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai.
During Week 45 of the BetterEvaluation Series, which focused on video for Monitoring & Evaluation, Soledad Muñiz presented the potential of Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique in accounting for the outcome of a project and in collecting data straight from the recipient context.
A short film by InsightShare which includes footage from the PVMSC initiative as well as specially shot interviews of the facilitators who were involved. This video offers a summary of the PVMSC process and explains the unique value of this technique which amplifies the voices of beneficiaries to capture the human stories behind development projects.
Soledad Muñiz talks about the Participatory Video process and all the positive changes this method sets in motion in a community. She also describes the three stages of engagement to promote the transition from the community-owned to the community-led approach in PV practice through capacity building which create new hubs in local communities.
Five experts shared their perspective regarding new methods and technologies in monitoring and evaluation: Kai Matturi and Caroline Trigg on digital data gathering; Soledad Muñiz on Participatory Video and Most Significant Change (MSC) technique; Diana Tonea on ICTs in humanitarian situations; and Laura Walker Hudson on mobile technologies.