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Training on Photovoice & Most Significant Change (MSC) – A Participatory method using photography and story of change for positive social change, empowerment, and evaluation

November 25, 2019 - November 28, 2019


This training offers both the theory and practical experience in the use of Photovoice and Most Significant Change (MSC) methodologies in various scenarios (independently and in combination). Photovoice offers the researcher insight into stories associated with the issues of concern, thus allowing room for unexpected results. By starting with Photovoice and then moving to MSC, you ensure all possible aspects of your intervention/project are covered: the actual change, the
perceived change and the associated change. Participants will learn when to use each method appropriately and when to combine them as necessary.

Photovoice is a participatory research method that allows participants to express themselves and reflect on the issues of their concern through the use of photography and storytelling. Photovoice can be used for a wide range of purposes including: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), advocacy, research and community-based projects.

The MSC technique is a qualitative and participatory form of M&E based on the collection, systematic selection, and analysis of stories of reported changes from development activities. MSC helps to identify significant aspects of the intervention and gives stakeholders a heightened sensitivity to the beneficiaries’ experiences and circumstances.

In our training we offer you two options:

  • Options 1: a 3 day training to provide you with the basic knowledge of Photovoice and MSC.
  • Option 2: a 4 day training where you participate in the 3 day training (option 1), provide you additional training on facilitation skills to conduct (visual) story telling workshop using Photovoice and MSC techniques and understanding how to work with pictures and stories.

Training Objectives

  • Apply Photovoice and MSC for measuring positive social change, evaluation and empowerment processes
  • Experience the power of working with images
  • Learn the power of (visual) storytelling for M&E, advocacy, and documentation
  • Learn how to design your own workshop
  • Identify the various fields where both methodologies are useful
  • Learn (the added value of) participatory facilitation using visual story telling methods


This training is of interest to anyone working in the fields of social change and/or  visual media, for example, photographers, creative therapists, NGO staff, evaluators, researchers and academics, community workers and campaigners.

Dates and fees


  • Option 1: 25-27 November 2019 Dates and Fees
  • Option 2: 25-28 November 2019

Venue: ResultsinHealth Office: Zijlbaan 46, 2352 BN Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
Language: English

Registration will be closed on 5 November 2019.

The fee includes lunch and the training packages, but does not include accommodation. You will be responsible for organising your own accommodation, visa and travel to/from the training venue.
Early bird (Before 1 October 2019)

  • Option 1 575
  • Option 2 650

Regular (As from 1 October 2019)

  • Option 1 650,-
  • Option 2 750,-

The fee is excluding VAT 21%


Karijn Kakebeeke is a certified Photovoice trainer and documentary photographer/ filmmaker. As a Photovoice trainer, Karijn developed the Photovoice programme for Rutgers International and co-authored their manual. She has used Photovoice in projects in Malawi, Ghana, Nicaragua and the Netherlands. In 2016, she implemented ‘Point of View’, the successful Photovoice-based project used to promote the integration of refugees and local Dutch residents. As a photographer, she won the BMW Paris Photo prize in 2009 and 3rd prize in the category for foreign documentaries at the Zilveren Camera in 2007. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.

Nur Hidayati is a Programme Officer at ResultsinHealth with responsibilities in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) portfolio. She has expertise in various public health M&E methods, in particular, in qualitative and participatory. Nur has used MSC in research and M&E in many projects in Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. She has extensive experience in facilitating MSC training courses, implementing MSC as part of M&E, and training project staff.

About ResultsInHealth

ResultsinHealth is a woman-owned and managed international development advisory firm, located in the Netherlands with a subsidiary office in Indonesia. In 2018, ResultsinHealth provided technical services to more than 60 countries around the world. ResultsinHealth is dedicated to increasing effective disease prevention and improving access to health care and the overall wellbeing of target populations. We achieve this by strengthening health systems and accurately monitoring and evaluating the progress and results of programme implementation efforts designed to benefit vulnerable populations around the world.


November 25, 2019
November 28, 2019
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