Participatory video: Open house seminar at CTA on 17 April 2006
Video has started to be considered as a crucial tool in recent years as, technological developments and reductions in cost have made it more accessible for Southern organizations to use video to capitalize their experiences, share their knowledge and promote their work.
CTA has for the last couple of years been working with video to sensitize wide audience on key agricultural messages as well as supporting partners to share best practices. An issue of ICT update recently showcased various initiatives using participative video and gave Chris Lunch (Insight, a reference for PV www.insightshare.org) the opportunity to clarify a few things about it. We have also received many requests and feedback from our partners who want to know more about PV and are very interested in using video in their projects.
The general idea is to create the conditions to discover and understand PV, exchange our experiences on what can be achieved through video and launch an informal network of organizations using video for development in their projects.
Day 1 April 17th Session 1 Open house seminar 10h30 – 13h00
General presentation of PV by Chris Lunch followed by discussions
April 17th Session 2 Sharing experiences 14h00 – 16h00
Platform for organisations willing to present either their experience with video (description of the experience, purpose, target group, result, main constraints and if time screening) or their concrete plan to use video for dev (goal, means, partners, expected results) 10 minutes per presentation. Even if you are using video just for PR, you should still come and share your experience although the focus of the meeting is looking at issues of sensitisation, knowledge sharing and community empowerment.
April 18th Day 2 Training on PV (10h00 – 18h00)
This session targets a smaller group (maximum 20 participants) to have a hands-on experience of PV methodology and tools with Chris Lunch. See attached document to see what Chris Lunch proposed. Places are free and limited so book them quickly! Download booking form at: http://www.insightshare.org/pdfs/1 day PV Booking Form
Have a look at OneWorldTV's interview series focussing on individuals and orgs at the cutting edge of using video as a tool for social change.