During times of disasters, humanitarians provide many types of assistance. However, does this assistance make a difference to affected communities?This question is usually captured in NGO project evaluation reports and done by expert consultants without much direction from and involvement of communities to evaluate the projects that are meant to serve them; leading to little change in how future programmes might address community concerns. A new tool has the power to shift this.
In 2017 as part of CDAC Network’s UKaid-funded Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), InsightShare partnered with ActionAid to explore how participatory video could be used to enable disaster affected communities to evaluate humanitarian projects. Together they carried out a six month-pilot project that focused on the experiences of two communities in Northern Bangladesh during the 2016 floods.
In a recent webinar, Soledad Munez and Marleen Bovenmars of InsightShare discussed the use of participatory video, based on learning from the Bangladesh pilot.