InsightShare is a community development organisation working with marginalised groups around the world to address key issues through Participatory Video.
Our work captures the best aspects of communications technology, design thinking and participatory techniques; supporting communities to explore their issues and devise solutions to the challenges they face. Our vision is of a planet made up of healthy, resilient communities; people inspired to draw on their knowledge, harnessing local skills and appropriate technologies, and gaining influence on the critical issues that concern us all.
Over the last two decades we have worked with hundreds of communities, in over 60 countries. Our projects have enabled diverse communities to focus on their issues and move towards changing their circumstances. Here are just a few examples: http://insightshare.org/projects/
Participatory Video has evolved over the last fifty years to become a powerful tool for people to explore issues and take collective action. Our unique approach is based on decades of practice with marginalized and unheard communities around the world. Here are the key characteristics of our work in PV: http://insightshare.org/methods/
InsightShare provides consultancy services to organizations (UN, NGO, Higher Education, etc.) wishing to harness Participatory Video as a community engagement and development tool. Here are just a few examples: http://insightshare.org/services/
We run intensive training courses in everything from facilitation techniques and ethics through to specialist training in Participatory Video for Monitoring and Evaluation.
We are dedicated to sharing the knowledge, skills and insights we gain through our work with communities around the world. Here we present some of our growing collection of guidebooks and toolkits, written articles, and video tutorials.