Isabelle Lemaire is a highly skilled participatory video facilitator specialising in monitoring and evaluation programme designs, with a focus on environment and sustainable development. Pioneering participatory video for monitoring and evaluation at InsightShare, Isabelle has worked closely with multilaterals and international NGOs to plan and carry out various participatory video training programmes on themes as varied as gender, climate change adaptation, human rights, peace-building and agriculture. She is currently coordinating InsightShare’s Most Significant Change and participatory video programme for Nike Foundation aiming to empower young women to evaluate girl programming at BRAC Uganda and Population Council Guatemala.
Isabelle has a communications degree specialising in filmmaking, from Concordia University in Canada, and a Masters in Environment and Sustainable Development, from University College London in the UK. After a few years in the independent film industry in Montreal, she worked in HIV/AIDS as the communications coordinator for ‘Right To Play’ in Rwanda for two years. She then spent a year at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), where she developed an expertise on climate change working for the climate change and the communications group.
After her Masters at UCL, Isabelle worked as an independent filmmaker and PV facilitator in over 20 countries on various projects. She has also worked as a documentary filmmaker and curator of international film festivals for organisations such as the Red Cross, ProVention, as well as the World Bank. Isabelle is now programmes Director of Programmes at InsightShare. In her spare time she is a member of the board of Action Communiterre, Montréal, an NGO focusing on urban agriculture and cultural integration of refugee populations through gardening.