Facilitating Remote Participatory Video

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Learn about the methods of Remote Participatory Video from case studies and discussion.

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Facilitating Remote Participatory Video

During the workshop we will share participatory video case studies, explain more about the methods of remote participatory video and we will discuss in small groups, the benefits, added value and on how participatory video can be used for monitoring and evaluation.

What is (Remote) Participatory Video (PV)? Participatory video is a tool where people jointly make a film to visualise and discuss an issue that is important for them. Remote means, that the process is facilitated online through virtual applications.

What is the aim? Listening to and capturing voices of people, who are key actors in the program. This process is followed by dialogue and discussion aiming to improve service delivery to communities and key stakeholders. PV contributes to learning, deepening insight in complex processes and enables empowerment of the actors involved.


IMA International ( proud to partner with Simon Koolwijk (Facili2transform) and Ralf Otto (MomoLogue) to combine their technical know-how with our extensive international development experience to deliver this Remote Participatory Video Webinar.

IMA International provides training and consultancy for international development practitioners. We use participatory learning to build capacity and promote social change.

Simon has more than 10 years’ experience in conducting participatory video interventions and 25 years’ experience in facilitation of multi-stakeholder and complex processes. Simon is both a filmmaker and (online) facilitator and has combined both expertise areas into participatory video interventions in the areas of involving people's voices in humanitarian crises interventions, social accountability processes, youth development and biodiversity and nature preservation projects.

Ralf helps organisations in developing a capacity for collective listening. He has accompanied organisations working in crisis-affected contexts for the past 20 years and concentrates on human-centeredness and listening-based approaches to programme design, monitoring and evaluation as well as learning. Ralf is a facilitator and trainer working with film since 2013. He is the co-initiator of ReflACTION, a worldwide initiative, promoting people-centered ways of working.


To find out more, view the video teaser of the making off of a Remote Participatory Video intervention held between April and June, 2020 with members from 3 project teams based in Germany, Turkey and Uganda sharing their stories about the process.

We are also offering an online Remote Participatory Video course starting in February 2022 which you can find out more about here...

This 3-week programme will take between 25-30 hours to complete, including contact hours, self-study and reflection, peer work, and pre- and post-course learning.


Module 1:

Introduction, review of own working context, motivations and introduction to remote participatory video and people centred approaches

Module 2:

Story development, selection of a joint topic and the first stage of script development. Camera techniques and kick-off practicals and research

Module 3:

Review practicals and research, finalise script development, practicals in interview techniques and assignments for shooting videos

Module 4:

Review first footage, joint editing and dialogue, and assignments for additional shooting and recording

Module 5:

Review of the first draft film and plan for a final screening, discussion on how and when to apply PV in the workplace and evaluation of the PV process.

Discussion on how and when to apply in the work situation and evaluation of the PV process.

The final screening will take place within 1 week after the training. Participants can invite colleagues or friends to the online screening.

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With capacity building at the core of its mission, IMA has 37 years of experience in creating effective space for learning. People choose us because we offer a chance to reflect on their individual practice and learn about innovative approaches in development to promote sustainable change.

Promoting learning and social change
Working in the international development sector we believe gives us the responsibility to promote social transformation and social change. To this end, we work with different partners to develop innovative approaches to development. Specifically, we innovate in the way we conceive Monitoring and Evaluation activities by focusing our attention on qualitative data and information. Our take on Theory of Change has a strong self-reflective component which underlines the need to work on an individual level before building up strategies on how to engage with multi-stakeholder processes.

Intangible capabilities
In our leadership and management development work we look at leadership presence, emotional intelligence, resilience, navigating networks and influencing skills. We focus on how leaders can flourish and have impact in complex organisations and settings.

Sharing Knowledge
One of our strengths as an organisation is the ability to merge our experience from the field with academic theory. We promote knowledge sharing among clients and training participants in a way that everyone’s experience is valued and considered, so as to foster and embed learning. We believe everybody’s knowledge counts and we are very keen on giving voice to the tacit knowledge development practitioners often have but are not aware of.

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