“Making every voice count for adaptive management” (MEV-CAM) aims to promote a systemic learning-by-doing approach for monitoring and disseminating knowledge, lessons learnt, and experience. It aims to document the baseline conditions and existing sustainable land and forest management practices in the different dryland landscapes presenting it through a visual medium.
Shifting towards participatory systems that engage different stakeholders, including the local communities, in the decision-making process, was found to be better than solving acute problems on the ground immediately without any stakeholder intervention. For that reason, this initiative aims to fill that gap between stakeholders and to document the change allowing for a better project up-scaling in the future. The MEV-CAM initiative uses the participatory video approach as a powerful tool that involves a group in using video technology to create their own video message while considering their desire for social change.
Module A Participatory Video and Most Significant Change - February to March
Module B Participatory Video Facilitation - March to April
Fieldwork - May
Module C Editing and Post-Production - June
Module D Participatory Video: Capacity Building - July to December
Publish Training Manual - November
The Participatory Video (PV) technique involves a group or community working collectively on sharing a story that is relevant to them. The videos produced through this method allow communities to effectively communicate their experiences to decision-makers, empowering their collective voices and mobilizing efforts to address local needs.
Trainees (2 representatives from each country project) in Module B will learn the following:
The training is comprised of the following:
The training sessions for Module B will be held on the following dates:
March: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
April: 7th, 14th, 21st, 26th, 28th
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