Insight, process and results

Facilitating Remote Participatory Video

5-day online training enabling participants to facilitate a remote participatory video process

Download Flyer >>>> Remote Participatory Video 13 - 17 December, 2021.

What is Participatory Video (PV)?  Participatory video is a tool where people jointly make a film to visualise and discuss an issue that is important for them and where they want to initiate a change.

What is the aim?  Dialogue and discussion about issues where film provides added value and a deeper meaning about complex issues and in giving a platform to the voices of people, who have limited means to have their voices heard.  (especially behavior change, emotionally touching issues and if people are not able to join decision-making meetings) 

PV is an excellent tool for monitoring and evaluation, since it provides an opportunity for unheard voices to share their stories and it gives a platform to be incorporated in a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning process.

What is remote PV? Remote participatory video is a process, that is facilitated online. The facilitators guide the community filmmakers from a distance to direct their own film or photo-voice story and capture their stories remotely through virtual means.

Dates:   13 - 17 December, 2021 (Deadline registration 15th November, 2021). Daily online meetings from 10.00 - 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time) plus  1 - 2 hours practicals per day.

Other dates:   4 - 8 April, 2022  (Deadline registration 15th March, 2022)

Location:   Online

Topic:  Facilitating remote participatory video for monitoring and meaningful advocacy

Number:  4 - 8 participants 


Participants will experience and learn how to facilitate a remote participatory video process. The five day online training will be very practical. It is learning by doing, doing, feedback, reflection and doing, feedback, reflection and doing. Read more about the method and its benefits >>> participatory video

Teaser Remote Participatory Video; Together in times of Covid-19


At the end of the training participants will have;

  • Knowledge about the process of remote participatory video and how jointly to develop a story online;
  • Insight on where and how you can apply remote participatory video in complex environments, where stories provide awareness, profound meaning and in-depth understanding for the monitoring and evaluation process;
  • Insights on how to facilitate a remote participatory video making process.

For who?

This training is for professionals working on humanitarian crisis interventions or development projects, where people centered in-depth stories provide added value for baseline assessment, monitoring & evaluation, communication and advocacy.

Price:  € 895,- (excluding VAT)  If you book before the 1st September, 2021, you will get a reduction of € 50,-. Ultimate date of registration:  15th November, 2021.  Download Flyer >>>> Remote Participatory Video 13 - 17 December, 2021. 

Location:  Online

Trainers:   Simon Koolwijk,   Read about Simon Koolwijk and Ralf Otto.  Read about Ralf Otto

Registration:  Simon Koolwijk,  e-mail.  faccom@xs4all.nl 

Optional:  In case you work for an organisation and would like to spread the training over a longer period, so that you can capture stories from your target audience, we can offer a in-house online training with staff members of your organisation or project partner over a period of 8 - 12 weeks. Study investment per week will be 4 - 8 hours.



Participatory video in South Sudan - Role of crisis-affected people in resilience building

In the whole month of October, 2019 I conducted a participatory video intervention in two communities in South Sudan. People shared their stories on how crisis-affected people are involved in decision making in the design, implementation and evaluation of humanitarian interventions. Watch trailer of the people from Majak Bai.
The learning experiences were shared from 19 - 21 November 2019 at the Forum of Reflaction, a network that promotes locally led initiatives in crisis situations.
The participatory video intervention gained a lot of new insights and was very empowering for all the actors involved.

Read more news in the news archive

 Reference Quote

Increased safety and attention for girls helped to raise their school results!

During a midterm evaluation at schools in Ethiopia girls expressed at video that they felt more safe at their schools after the school constructed seperate toilets for the girls as part of the social accountability process. Their school rates improved due to the increased safety and the attention for the girls. When this video was watched and shared at the community dialogue, it raised awareness with the stakeholders that safety is an important condition for learning."