Negotiating the Gap between Ground -level Understanding and Policy I nfluence : applying participatory video processes in shifting relational dynamics . Jacqueline Shaw & Clive Robertson. Participate : knowledge from the margins for post 2015.
Negotiating the Gap between Ground-level Understanding and Policy Influence: applying participatory video processes in shifting relational dynamics
Jacqueline Shaw & Clive Robertson
Participate initiative - co-convened by IDS and the Beyond 2015 campaign
Working with 18 PRG partners in 30 countries - to bring realities of poverty from the perspective of the poorest communities into the post 2015 policy debate
Visual methods programme- exploring how visual processes can mediate ‘between the worlds’ of people living in poverty and national and global policy makers.
Trainingin visual methods such as participatory video and digital story telling – key strategies to structure, and drive action research processes
Support and direct accompaniementof visual processes in context
Research synthesis and exhibition of visual materials
Documentary film for high level panel
20 minute compilation – 6 months 7 countries
Purpose –for some of most marginalised communities to communicate stories directly to specific audience of policy makers(HLP) Grounding – emergent stories from PR processes – different ways in different settings
Tensions – maintaining ground level ownership through production process e.g relational building process, parallel crews, collaborative story boarding
What is shown by the stories about the unintended consequences of interventions, and what matters to people living in poverty?
What can we learn about the dynamics of development processes and relationships?
What are the lessons for policy and practice about how to build collaboration with those living in greatest poverty
How can the film be used, and what obstacles are faced?