Integrating Participatory Video into research projects provides opportunities for subject groups and communities to take part in determining what is being researched, collaborate on the different stages, acquire research skills, democratise knowledge generation and share the results. Here are examples of videos, articles, photostories and case studies where Participatory Video has been used by InsightShare as a research tool or as part of a research project.
Some of the poorest people in the world are already coping with a changing climate. InsightShare travelled to Kenya, Zimbabwe and Malawi to facilitate three Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation workshops. The workshops were to help the local partner organisation and community members keep track of ("Monitor") their ability to cope with changes in the climate and decide together (evaluate) what type of adaptation strategy they thought best for them.
During the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-8, David was shot by an arrow into his chest. He tells his story about how he recovered, but then developed deep resentment for another tribe. Through the LEAP SPORT programme, he was able to learn to forgive, but also to become a mediator to help resolve conflicts around him. David is now a group leader in A-STEP, he has a new life and an important role in his community.
InsightShare participated in a course on community-based conservation and ethnoecology in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, that was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.
'Kamayoqs' was created during a pilot initiative with potato and alpaca Kamayoqs, in the high Andes of Peru, exploring the potential of Participatory Video for pro-poor market development and farmer-to farmer technology transfer.
This European Commission funded project aimed to identify the key research requirements for natural resource management to support existing policies for sustainable integrated mountain development in the Karakoram-Hindu Kush-Himalayan (KHKH) region.
'Voices From the Steppe' was made during a Participatory Video project with semi-nomadic shepherds in Kazakhstan as part of the multidisciplinary DARCA (Desertification and Regeneration in Central Asia) programme.
'Les Voix de la Steppe' is the French language version of 'Voices From the Steppe', made during a Participatory Video project with semi-nomadic shepherds in Kazakhstan as part of the multidisciplinary DARCA (Desertification and Regeneration in Central Asia) programme.
As part of the Desertification and Regeneration: Modeling the Impact of Market Reforms on Central Asian Rangelands (DARCA) programme, InsightShare worked alongside a multidisciplinary team of scientists studying the environmental impacts of current grazing practices on semi–arid Central Asian rangelands.