Our GLF team attended an excellent webinar on Participatory Video (PV), particularly on how it is used in agricultural research. Coordinated by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), this two-hour event parsed the techniques, trials and tribulations of working with video techniques that involve stakeholders in every stage of production: from storyboarding to shooting to editing.
As the GLF is a multi-directional and multi-stakeholder forum, Participatory Video methodologies techniques fit well within our purview and goals.
If this webinar catches your interest, take your learning further with the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) Participatory Video Methodology Facilitator’s Course. These skills can disrupt the traditional top-down methodologies in development and food security work, and create media products that are responsive to the needs and desires of those who need them most.
From all of us on the GLF team: happy learning (and sharing)!
Introduction to Participatory Video:
- Encyclopedia on Digital Communications and Society, entry on Participatory Video
- “This is not a video camera,” Tedx talk on Participatory Video
- “Animation: what is Participatory Video?” by InsightShare
- “Participatory Video: Subjects of Change” by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
- International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) Participatory Video Methodology Facilitator’s Course
Blog posts on Participatory Video:
- “An ecosystems approach to the SDGs in Africa: why we need to listen to farmers,” on the CIAT blog
- “Farmers film their homegrown solutions,” on the CIAT blog
- “Filming for change: when farmers get behind the camera,” on the CIAT blog
- “Farmers become editors: what next?,” on the CIAT blog.
Participatory video examples:
- “Ti Na Nyang” – “We Can,” filmed in Upper East Ghana
- “Let’s conserve the environment by finding solutions to end poverty,” filmed in the Ntcheu district of Malawi
- “Farming challenges in North Alego, Kenya”
- “Don’t Destroy the Environment,” filmed in Upper West Ghana
- “The Environment is Life,” filmed in Lushoto, Tanzania