We regularly publish articles about our work and any new developments to the Participatory Video methodology that come about through our various projects. Here are those articles (by or about) InsightShare that we know of...
In January 2015, UNICEF partnered with InsightShare to use our Participatory Video (PV) and Most Significant Changeapproach to demonstrate the results of UNICEF’s “Learning for Peace” interventions in Cote d’Ivoire: The Peace Messenger Clubs, implemented with SFCG. The aim of the activity was to contribute through a student led process to the end of year evaluation.
Ethiopia is one of the countries in Africa with the highest number of refugees. In response to the refugee crisis and in order to promote gender equality through community media, UNESCO organized, in cooperation with the International Rescue Committee and InsightShare, a participatory video training in Mai-Aini Refugee Camp and in Shire, Ethiopia, in July 2015.
Tony Roberts and Chris Lunch take a critical look at participatory video practice in their excellent entryto the ICD4D section of the The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society. As Tony says in a recent blog post: “a lot of the writing about participatory video is (understandably) celebratory but we also took a look at the dark side of so-called-PV as feel-good window-dressing for development-as-usual.”
This is not a book of easy answers, but one of experiences, learnings and questions, all asking “What is the real work of social change?” Inside there are stories of change, of determined and courageous people taking creative initiatives, presented here not as “best practice models”, but as something to be learned from, to deepen our questions, to be more thoughtful in our practice.
In 2014, we collaborated with Impact Ready on an external evaluation of UN Women's Economic Empowerment portfolio. Our Head of PV for M&E, Soledad Muniz, lead a PV and Most Significant Change Evaluation process in Moldova, with support from our Associate Rebecca Morahan. The case study revealed unexpected results that strongly contributed to the overall evaluation and putting women's voices at its centre.
This report reviews how ICT-enabled technologies are being applied in program monitoring and in survey research. The authors also review areas where ICTs are starting to be applied in program evaluation and identify new areas in which new technologies can potentially be applied. The technologies discussed include hand-held devices for quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, data quality control, GPS and mapping devices, environmental monitoring, satellite imaging and big data. Participatory Video is discussed too.
This article forms one of the chapters ina new book by ESOL Nexus about the role of language in the integration of migrants. This chapter, by InsightShare senior trainer Sara Asadullah, reports on the use of participatory video to explore perspectives of learners in relation to learning English. Using InsightShare's unique monitoring and evaluation process which integrates participatory video with the most significant change approach, Sara helped the groups share, select and analyse stories of most significant change that represented what they value most about the programme.
In 2013, representatives from communities in the Ayeyarwady Delta region of Myanmar (Burma) were trained in facilitating participatory video processes. The ground-breaking capacity-building programme was the first of its kind in Myanmar, and is one of only two examples of participatory video known to have ever taken place in the country.
This paper by Valentina Bau, Graduate student at Macquarie University, Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies, looks at an InsightShare participatory video project in the Rift Valley of Kenya after the 2007–2008 post-election crisis, when the country underwent a period of intense ethnic violence.