Video / photo-voice for remote monitoring and evaluation

5-day online training enabling participants to visualize remotely 'most significant change stories' for monitoring and evaluation

Download >>>> Flyer 3 - 7 January, 2022

Dates: 3 - 7 January, 2022 (Deadline registration 10th December, 2021).  Daily online sessions 9.30 am - 12.30 am CET, except for day 1 and day 2, sessions will take to 3 pm CET.  Daily practical assignments for 1 - 2 hours after the online sessions. Be aware that the session editing will create more additional practical working hours.

Other dates:   9 - 13 May, 2022  (Deadline registration 7th April, 2022)

Topic:  How to translate a story to a video - Storytelling by video and how to use it for monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability.

Location:  Online

Number:  4 - 6 participants


‘Most significant change stories’ support and provide in-depth knowledge about changes created. The availability of mobile devices and virtual conferencing tools has provided opportunities to capture video and photo-voice stories from remote areas, where humanitarian workers have limited access.

This online training includes little theory and a lot of practice. The art of video making is to translate a story into a movie by capturing images. How does a good video or photo-voice story look like? How do you develop a story? What approach to use for collecting ‘ most significant change stories’? How do you translate this story into a short movie? How to find opportunities to work with local videomakers for your intervention? During this online training you will get acquainted on how to tell a ‘most significant change story’ by video images or photos and how to organize this.

Participants will be asked to use their own camera and laptop, so that they can become familiar with their own equipment and immediately apply their lessons after the training. The training will be very practical. It is based on the principles of action learning. 'Doing, doing, reflection, getting feedback and doing, reflection and feedback.'


At the end of the training participants;

  • Know participants how to transform ‘most significant change stories’ into a video or photo-voice story and know how to utilise these for monitoring and evaluation purposes;
  • Get acquainted with ‘good’ and ‘bad’ examples of videos;
  • Get information about basic camera and sound techniques and suggestions on how to make an attractive, short video or photo-voice story.
  • Will develop a story board, film and edit.
  • Gain insight on how to work with local videomakers and get them involved in their evaluation.

The training is dynamic and practical. Participants will develop a two - five minute video and receive feedback.

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:  € 795,- (excluding VAT).  If you book before the 1st September, 2021 you will get € 50,- reduction. Deadline registration:  10th December, 2021.  Download the flyer >>>> 3 - 7 January, 2022.  

Watch an example of a  photo-voice story:  Together in times of Corona - the story of refugees living in Turkey.

Location:    Online

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





Video for monitoring and evaluation - October 2018

From 25th - 26th October, 2018 Facili2transform (Simon Koolwijk) conducted the training Video for Monitoring and Evaluation. During the training participants gained skills on how to apply video for the monitoring and evaluation of projects.  Watch the video with impressions from participants and the trainer Simon Koolwijk. The video is a joint production of both participants and the trainer. Watch: 

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Reference Quote

The videomaking provided us an opportunity to present ourselves!

I have met Simon almost 7 years ago while I was in high school. The great opportunity at that time was learning from the international trainers and their experience on how to build and maintain together the community. Step by step we got closer to the subject of filmmaking, In this way  it gave us the opportunity to represent ourselves and show our contribution to the society we belong to. Simon has been leading the group of young people by giving his great ideas and support in order to produce and harvest the best pieces of our daily activity through the camera lens
Anna Braghis, Freelance journalist, PR writer