About the initiative
During 7 months, 12 adolescent girl trainees in each country learnt how to use participatory video combined with the Most Significant Change Technique to support 450 other girls to share their stories of change. At the end of the process, the girl trainees -who became strong video girl leaders- analysed the 64 collected video stories of change (32 per country), collected notes from the process, and presented the results and recommendations to the program implementers and donor in video reports. They also shared their recommendations and interacted with activists and development workers at the AWID conference in Turkey. The 'Video Girls for Change' initiative was funded by the Nike Foundation and ran in parallel in two countries with two different program implementers: Population Council Guatemala and BRAC Uganda.
About the webinar
The 14th of February InsightShare hosted a webinar which brought together different stakeholders involved in a recent Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation programme. The panel included girl beneficiaries and programme implementors from Uganda and Guartemala as well as trainer and donor representatives. Together they shared the outcomes and key learning from this initiative with other organisations and individuals working with adolescent girl programming around the world and with those who have an interest in understanding more about the challenges and opportunities of using participatory video for participatory monitoring and evaluation.
About the presenters
Soledad Muniz, programme associate InsightShare, provides an overview of the initiative and illustrates the use of Participatory Video and Most Significant Change for participatory M&E. Angel Del Valle as M&E coordinator Population Council Guatemala, Bandele Adeyemi as communication manager BRAC Uganda and the girl leaders share their findings, experiences and lessons. Janna McDougall and Tieneke van Lonkhuyzen, both working for the NIKE Foundation, are present to discuss the learning from the donor’s perspective.
InsightShare uses Participatory Video as a tool for individuals and groups to grow in self-confidence and trust, and to build skills to act for change. Our Participatory Video methods value local knowledge, build bridges between communities and decision-makers, and enable people to develop greater control over the decisions affecting their lives.
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