Community Video for Social Change:
A Toolkit

toolkitimgThis resource is a comprehensive guide to planning and implementing participatory video activities in conflict-affected settings, with a focus on gender-based violence prevention and response, harmful practices, HIV/AIDS, and related health issues.  The Toolkit includes a manual titled “A Practical Guide to Community Video Training” that provides detailed session descriptions, exercises, and support materials for a two-week training workshop integrating thematic content with video production, team-building, and interpersonal communication skills.

The Toolkit is designed for communication personnel, program managers, and humanitarian agency and NGO staff who wish to strengthen health and social development programs through participatory video. It can also serve as a resource for health advocates, media activists, social researchers, students, and others seeking in-depth information on participatory communication and community-based social change.   

Download the full document: 
Community Video for Social Change
(includes the Practical Guide for Community Video Training)

By chapter:
Community Video for Social Change: A Toolkit

Part 1. Critical Issues in Conflict-Affected Settings
Part 2. Participatory Communication in Development and Humanitarian Contexts
Part 3. Community Video for Social Change
Part 4. Planning a Community Video Project
Part 5. Implementing a Community Video Initiative
Part 6. Program Quality and Sustainability
Part 7. Monitoring and Evaluation
Part 8. Sharing Lessons and Best Practices in Participatory Video for Social Change

Practical Guide for Community Video Training

I. Introduction to the Practical Guide for Community Video Training
II. Community Video Training Plan
III. Community Video Training Exercises
IV. Source Sheets
V. Resources for Participatory Video Training

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