What is (Remote) 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. Remote means, that the process is facilitated online through virtual applications.
What is the aim? Listening to and capturing voices of people, who are key actors in the program. This process is followed by dialogue and discussion aiming to improve service delivery to communities and key stakeholders. PV contributes to learning, deepening insight in complex processes and enables empowerment of the actors involved.
PV is an excellent tool for monitoring and evaluation, since it provides an opportunity for unheard voices to share their stories and give it a platform to be incorporated in a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning process.
“I came across Facili2transform’s online course on remote participatory video in 2021. At the time, it was the only practical course in participatory video I could participate in from my home. It was a great course that gave me lots of practical experience in the method. This meant I was able to develop an evaluation plan using the experience gained in the course and guide consultants to conduct the evaluation in Nairobi (who had not used Participatory but skills that I recognised would be vital). The result was that we conducted an end of project evaluation that was innovative, truly participatory, more accessible to deaf people and actually engaging to external audiences. I’ve never seen people so excited by an evaluation before! As the final product of the evaluation is a video, it is much more of an effective tool at raising awareness about challenges or gaps in the project, and for us it has shown us that more needs to be done to make vocational training accessible for deaf young people. I would recommend this course to anyone that is looking to commission or conduct an evaluation that is focused on valuing the perspectives of the communities they work with and wants more engagement with the results.”
Watch the portfolio of participatory films, where Facili2transform facilitated the PV intervention both face2face as well as remotely. If you interested in the 5 day online training read more at Remote Participatory Video.
|2021||Making of 'Listening to the voices of refugees '- Greece|
|2020||Refugee Covid-19 experience – Rhinocamp, Uganda.|
|2020||Together in times of Corona – stories of refugees in Turkey about the impact of Covid-19.|
|2020||Distanced but United is a story about refugees living with disabilities in Germany on how the COVID-19 epidemic impacted their lives.||
|2020||Remote Participatory Video - making of - a space for the unheard voices|
|2019||From voices to choices – The role of crisisaffected people in decision-making Nyinbuoli, South Sudan|
|2019||From voices to choices –The role of crisisaffected people in decision-making, Majak Bai, South Sudan|
|2018||No healthy soil, no meadow birds – A participatory film telling the story about the decline of the meadow bird population.|
|2015||Health Service gains through social accountability in Matehare Town, Ethiopia|
For more films, watch and download the portfolio of films and remote (participatory) videos.
Interested in applying a (remote) participatory video intervention in your project, contact, Simon Koolwijk, e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
Participatory video on water service delivery in South Sudan
Facili2transform conducted a number of participatory video trainings in South Sudan. With VNG -International, water inspectors were trained to discuss water and sanitation issues with the relevant stakeholders in the WASH programme.
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I am very impressed with the empowering effect of participatory video on the community, government officials and service providers. In addition we started using video contents in our M & E system of our organization and the videos helped us to measure service improvement through implementation of Social Accountability. Tigest Tewabe, Project coordinator, JECCDO