GFAR Webinar on Participatory Video

  • 12th May 2017
  • by secretary
9 May 2017GFAR Webinar on Participatory Video. “Participatory Video” is a form of participatory media-generation in which a group or a community creates their own video. The idea behind this is that having a video made by the actual stakeholders in a process or situation, makes the video more accessible, and would be better adapted to the target audience. The process of making the video itself is also a great way of bringing people together to explore issues.

Now, in our area of agriculture, research, and ecosystems, “Participatory Video” is not as simple as giving a couple of farmers a camera and getting a video in return after a few weeks.


  1. Soledad Muniz Insight Share. Intro to Participatory Video
  2. Juliet Braslow. She has worked with farmers and rural communities internationally for the past 10 years.
  3. Nelson Ojijo, Access Agriculture. He was technical lead for Capacity Development at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) based in Accra, Ghana. In 2017 he joined Access Agriculture, a Partner in GFAR.
  4. Manon Koningstein. She specializes in the use of Participatory Video in the field of Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D)
  5. Shadi Azadegan. She was a Communications Officer for Central America and the Caribbean at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), a Partner in GFAR
Further Resources:
Link to the presentation we showed during the webinar: (25 Mb PDF file with loads of references in…)

More reference links:Presentation 1: Soledad Muniz Insight Share. Intro to Participatory Video

Presentation 2Juliet Braslow.
Reports from 6 day PV process: 

You Tube links of Participatory Videos

Blogs about Participatory Video Process

Presentation 4 + 5: from Shadi and Manon
Participatory Video: Subjects of Change
Animated explainer video on Participatory Video:
Animated explainer video how we see two-way communication at Sivin Communications
Blog on the workshop in Esteli:
Blog on the workshop in Esteli (from Humidtropics blog)
Free e-course created on inclusive pv facilitation
We are not alone: Nicaragua’s rural youth tell their story (CIAT Blog)
PV experience in Nicaragua Systematization report

From Simon Koolwijk (one of the participants):
a video about showing the process of a participatory video training
Two articles about the experiences of Simon with participatory video;