Online Training: Documentary making for monitoring, evaluation and learning

Facili2transform provides online training and coaching to researchers, monitoring & evaluation experts and officers to build their capacities in applying video and digital storytelling skills for their job. Focus of the training is on how to make a short documentary, which can be applied for monitoring, evaluation and learning activities. Currently, there is an increasing demand from organisations and donors to show and share videos for dialogue and discussion. Therefore, Facili2transform fulfills this need in enabling M & E experts to obtain this expertise for their work. 

For me the benefit of attending Simon's Participatory Video making course is threefold: (i) I have learned how to properly plan a video by making a story board before shooting raw video footage, (ii) I learned the basics of video editing and (iii) I got personal advice on a draft video that I produced.

Dirk R. Frans, Senior Evaluator

It takes 6 steps to master the skills of a video storyteller and how to use it for monitoring and evaluation; 

An outline of the training, you can read at Documentary making for monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Following an overview of the portfolio of films showing short documentaries or stories shot by participants applied for monitoring, evaluation and learning purposes..

Year Description Film
2021 Making of  Listening to the voices of refugees - stories from Greece
2019 Stories of change from the Social 
Accountability and Building Inclusion programme in Sierra Leone 
2018 Video for monitoring and evaluation produced by a participant of the training
2015 Health Service gains through social accountability in Matehare Town, Ethiopia. Most Significant Change (MSC) stories


If you are interested in the public training course, read the latest updates of training courses >>>> Agenda

If you are interested to organise an in-house training on how to master the skills in video storytelling, get in touch >>> Contact or e-mail. faccom@xs4all.nl 


Participatory video to kick-off the dialogue about 'The future of work'

During the summer of 2019, professionals participating in the 'Art of Agile' network developed a script and a story about 'the Future of Work'. On the 27th September, 2019 a short film was shot about the 'Computer of the Future'.  Watch the movie;
The story tells from the perspective of 1984, when people in a company look 35 years forward on how the future of 2019 will look like. This film formed the kick-off of the 'Art of Agile' meeting about 'The Future of Work', which was held on the 3rd December, 2019 where all participants contributed towards a joint piece of Art visualizing 'The Future of Work' in 2055, 2090 and 2125.

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We are using video in our M & E system!

Simon started working with us to train grantees in participatory video. Amazingly, with the first training week participants produced 5 stakeholder videos of 5 minutes each, and had shared these in support of community dialogue about basic service improvements. We were all impressed with the empowering effect of participatory video. With Simon's recommendations, we have started using the video content in our M & E system (behavior change and service improvement results). Lucia Nass, Social Accountability Expert - Head Capacity Development and Training, Ethiopia Social Accountability Program (ESAP2)