About the Series

ImageParticipatory Video: Better Practice for Social Change
A Webinar Series
Co-organised by Open University (UK), InsightShare, Web Gathering and Open Cinema

Four leading institutions in participatory video (PV) and web-based communication have come together to organise a global series of blended face-to-face and online workshops where researchers, activists and development workers will:
❖  Share better practices in PV for positive and lasting change
❖  Learn about PV as a tool for change and as a research methodology
❖  Explore avenues for improving collective practice in PV (including open access learning resources)
❖  Enrich networks and build greater quality, ethical practice and effective training in PV

To develop capacity in PV, build networks for change and develop a comprehensive training curriculum for researchers, facilitators, community activists and community-led video.

May 2014 to January 2015

Online, with participants from all over the world.

Areas of application?
Research, natural resource management, climate change, community development, education, health and social services, mobile technologies, gender and social justice.

Who can participate?
❖   Existing PV practitioners
❖   People interested in using PV as a tool for positive change
❖   Researchers using PV as a research methodology or studying PV
❖   Researchers interested in learning about PV as a research methodology

What will you gain?
❖   A journey into PV in practice and an opportunity to collectively develop better practice in the field
❖   Connection with a global network of PV practitioners, researchers and grassroots workers to build strategic relationships
❖   A certificate for those who attend all the six online events

If you are interested in the webinars and want to get involved, share your details here for further notifications on  registration and participation. For more information on the webinars, please look at the Better PV Practice blog or write to us at betterpvpractice@insightshare.org with your queries.

Participatory Video is a set of techniques to involve a group or community in shaping and creating their own film, making video easy and accessible and bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative and tell stories. This process enables a group or community to take collective action to effectively address issues that are important to them and to communicate their ideas to decision-makers and/or other groups and communities.



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