Participatory Video


This course is intended to build capacities in local partner organizations and communities, providing them with a clear, accessible tool that will enable them to conduct their own PV workshops. Through easy-to follow, step-by-step explanations of each exercise, this course will walk you through the entire PV methodology, including establishing an effective team dynamic, discovering and learning to use video equipment, thinking critically and analytically about individual and collective lifestyles, and structuring and sharing a message with key audiences.

The Participatory Video Methodology Facilitator’s Course was inspired by Insightshare’s transparent and effective methodology, and Christine Jost and Nafissa Ferdous’s Gender Toolbox, which provided guidelines for the inclusion of a conscious and balanced gender lens.

This online blended course was designed and produced by the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), under the direction of Humidtropics’ CapDev unit and supported by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

This course was adapted from the Participatory Video Methodology Facilitator’s Manual by Manon Koningstein and Shadi Azadegan, with the guidance and support of Iddo Dror, Rein van der Hoek, and Jennifer Twyman, and the enthusiastic participation of the community members of La Danta (Somotillo, Nicaragua) and the young women of Fundación Entre Mujeres (FEM) in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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