Case Studies


Here we present a selection of short case studies from a various Participatory Video projects undertaken by InsightShare over the years.  For more detailed information about the projects explore the related photostories, videos and articles for each project.

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Participatory Video for Monitoring & Evaluation CASE STUDY: Community-Based Adaptation in Africa

In 2009 InsightShare was invited by IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) to develop ways to use participatory video to monitor and evaluate climate change adaptation. Over 18 months, we held workshops in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Malawi under the Community-Based Adaptation in Africa (CBAA) initiative.


PV for Community Action CASE STUDY: Indigenous Voices in Uganda

The Batwa are an indigenous people of the Great Lakes region of tropical Africa. Formerly hunter-gatherers, they were expelled from their ancestral forests to make way for conservation and tourism projects. They experience extreme racial discrimination from their neighbours, poverty, landlessness and unequal access to education and healthcare.


PV for Advocacy CASE STUDY: Maternal Mortality in Burkina Faso

This project in Burkina Faso was developed by the White Ribbon Alliance to boost the ongoing campaign for reducing maternal mortality through voices from the ground.

Themes: Health
Category: Advocacy

PV for Community Action CASE STUDY: Tichezerane AIDS Support Group

In Malawi, we worked with an HIV+ community group in M'deka, one hour drive outside Blantyre. This was carried out with GOAL, an Irish NGO who have been setting up these groups as a way of helping HIV+ people to support one another and change attitudes in the community to knowing your status.


PV for Research CASE STUDY - Himalayan Resource Management

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.


PV for Community Consultation CASE STUDY: Cowley Road Matters

InsightShare worked as part of wider programme team. Our focus was managing the targeting of so-called “hard to reach” groups through Participatory Video processes.


PV for Community Consultation CASE STUDY - Solar Power in Turkmenistan

This programme began with a Participatory Video project carried out in Turkmenistan’s Kara Kum desert in 1999. High levels of outward migration were threatening the long-term survival of these remote deserts villages. Community members had talked about their visions for their village. Many felt that electricity would improve their lifestyles and encourage people to stay in the desert.


PV for Research CASE STUDY - Desertification in Central Asia

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.