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.
This video was created by the people of Aretika - a small village located along the Simsang river in the South Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. Traditionally, the people of Aretika have always been dependent on fishery to provide for their daily bread. In recent years however, the Simsang river has become heavily polluted as a result of the exploitation of numerous illegal coal mines along its banks.
Mercy Corps' Financial Literacy training has been running for the last 2 years in Rift Valley province. The program was put in place to provide saving, borrowing, spending and investment skills to the funded and randomly selected youth groups within the Local Empowerment for Peace program (LEAP).
On the 8th of March, at a TEDx event in Brussels, InsightShare's Director Chris Lunch discussed the power of participatory video to shift awareness, galvanise communities and unleash hidden energy for positive individual and collective change. The title of the talk "This is not a video camera" takes inspiration from surrealist artist Rene Magritte's painting: Ceci n'est pas une pipe, as he asks us to re-look at what we think we know about video as a technology. Here you can read the script of the talk.
This TedX talk by our Director Chris Lunch is about the topsy turvy world of ‘participatory video’; where the subjects of a film become the directors; where passive recipients of aid become active changemakers and where we as a social enterprise have chosen: 'Make mistakes', 'Lose control' and 'Have fun', as our core values.
This video was created by community members in the village of Caigua, North of Villamontes in Tarija Bolivia. The community group was supported by trainee facilitators from the Bolivian NGO NATIVA as part of a capacity building programme delivered by InsightShare on behalf of IUCN Netherlands.
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. At the end of the process, the girl trainees -who became strong video girl leaders- analysed the 64 collected video stories of change (32 per country), collected notes from the process, and presented the results and recommendations to the program implementers and donor in video reports.
Made by the people of Sakal Aduma village in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya, India. Mixing documentary and drama this short video explores the practise of 'Jhumming' - traditional methods of shifting cultivation - and how recent decreases in yields are forcing many within this tiny rural community (approximately 25 households) to consider taking up permanent agriculture in the form of plantations; in particular coffee, tea, orange and cardamom.