Since the 90s, the value of Photovoice as a participatory research method has been recognized across the international development sector. Using photography, this storytelling method allows for opening up a dialogue between beneficiaries and/or stakeholders, creating a (safe) space for them to express themselves and reflect on issues related to project implementation.
Photovoice entrusts participants with the responsibility of data collection. Through this process, Photovoice as a visual participatory research method acts as an empowering and transformative tool. In addition, by handing over the camera to participants and asking them to document their lived experiences, you gain unique, inside knowledge about the issues that concern them. Someone’s description of what they see, provides valuable information about how they view the world.
For those interested in broadening and strengthening their theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the use of Photovoice, ResultsinHealth is organising a three-day training to take place from 14 – 16 November 2017.
The training will be facilitated by Karijn Kakebeeke, a certified Photovoice trainer and documentary photographer and filmmaker, and Nur Hidayati, a highly skilled trainer in participatory M&E approaches with years of experience in implementing participatory techniques in both health and non-health settings.
Our training will address the aims of Photovoice, theoretical framework facilitation, ethics and consent, documentation and analysis and presentation of results. By the end of our training you will be equipped to utilize Photovoice in your programmes and integrate the technique into your M&E design and/or advocacy, research and community-based projects and activities.
We hope to welcome you to our training!