Dialogue on Visualisation in Participatory Programmes (VIPP)
Over the past 22 years, Visualisation in Participatory Programmes (VIPP) has been used in many communication and education programmes around the world as a toolkit for participatory planning and training, as well as partnership building for many development programmes. The VIPP methodology breaks down formal "seminar culture” and is adaptable for use with almost any framework. The VIPP process empowers people as it creates opportunities to express ideas, values individual experiences and inspires participants to contribute at optimal levels. Since 1991, VIPP has been applied successfully in programmes and events in Asia, the South Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and North America, including the development and design of regional communication initiatives; youth programmes; many public health programmes, including HIV/AIDS; life skills building and gender equity programmes; training on Participatory Learning and Action; supporting democratization of food sovereignty at regional and global levels; programmes in agriculture, fisheries, the environment; learning methodology for emergencies and humanitarian responses; and in other social and economic development programmes around the world.
The VIPP network is holding a dialogue on the experiences in the use of Visualisation in Participatory Programmes (VIPP) in order to energize users of VIPP methods to share resources for further application, either as independent facilitators and trainers or members of organizations and networks. The network coordinators believe this is very important for the further development and sustainability of the VIPP methodology. The hope is to get major inputs from practicing VIPP facilitators and trainers around the world during July to September 2013 which will help complete the paper on the “State-of-the-Art of VIPP”. Participants will then receive this paper in January 2014, for final input in preparation for a Global VIPP Summit during June 20-22, 2014 in Southern Germany. The hope is that a core group of people who have contributed to this dialogue will be able to attend. The purpose of the Summit will be to answer questions and issues that cannot be settled electronically.
New publication Utilization Focused Evaluation: A primer for evaluators by Ricardo Ramírez and Dal Brodhead.
with contributions from Chelladurai Solomon, Shubh Kumar-Range, Sonal Zaveri, Sarah Earl and Matthew Smith
Utilization Focused Evaluation (UFE) facilitates a learning process in which people in the real world apply evaluation findings and experiences to their work. The focus is on intended users. UFE does not prescribe any specific content, method, or theory. It is a guiding framework, rather than a methodology. UFE can include a wide variety of evaluation methods within an overall participatory paradigm. Decision making, in consultation with those who can benefit from the evaluation, is an important part of the process. Intended users will more likely utilize an evaluation in which they have ownership. This Primer is for practitioner evaluators and project implementers who have heard of UFE and are keen to test-drive the approach.
The Department for International Development United Kingdom recently reviewed one of our books at its website. The following are highlights of this review:
“People's Radio: Communicating change across Africa, by Dr. Linje Manyozo, a lecturer in Media, Communication and Development at the LSE, explores the challenges and benefits presented by radio for development initiatives. Manyozo examines radio as a platform for linkage and exchange between policy makers, government bodies, communities and researchers.”
“Looking at different strategies, the book highlights the importance of integrating indigenous knowledge systems and local communication requirements into any radio for development initiative. Manyozo notes that for Africa “linguistic diversity is both a problem and strength.” He emphasises that to be effective, broadcasters must work alongside this diversity, using local language and concepts to communicate social change to their audiences.”
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We host the Community of Practice for facilitators of the VIPP participatory planning and visualisation process. Click here to visit the interactive website where you can share your experiences or pose questions to other VIPP facilitators.