From the participatory video activity, the village of Dumba was able to identify and prioritise the rehabilitation of an irrigation scheme as their priority adaptation measure to face the changes in the climate around them.
CURE Malawi is supporting this work in Malawi and can be contacted here: http://www.nrcm.org.mw/enviro/cure/index.html
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In Dumba village, the seasons have changed beyond recognition. When rains are meant to come, villagers are facing drought, when harvest traditionally used to occur, floods from the river nearby sweep everything away. People are resorting to traditional foods, migration, old and new crop varieties and community support to survive.
This film was made as part of a Monitoring and Evaluation using exercise using Participatory Video to look at adaptation to climate change in Malawi. In partnership with CURE Malawi and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), funded by IDRC and IIED under the CBAA programme. The same activity was also carried out in Zimbabwe and Kenya, you can view the videos here: Zimbabwe & Kenya
"Each-one-teach was totally a new concept for the communities, but it caught on and now people love it. Women even more so since they might not have been able to attend school, but could finally voice their concerns, complaints and felt like the video was a way of getting truly heard!"
Charles Tonui, ACTS Kenya
"We've learned so much we didn't know about this community through this workshop. The socio-economic surveys we did earlier in the project used just didn't give us this kind of information."
Dan Ong’or, Director of Huai Lake Forum, Kenya
"We've never had so many people show up for our focus groups discussions, even when we covered more villages. This is an incredible turn out and we're getting a lot of new input from people we've never been able to reach before."
Shepard Zvigadza, Director of Zimbabwe Environment Regional Organisation (ZERO)