Photo Voice, 10 simple steps to deliver and facilitate children's participation in needs assessments

Tuesday 19 August 2014


#Photovoice is a participatory action research methodology that enables people to identify, represent and enhance their communities and life circumstances through photography. It is a process that "entrusts cameras to the hands of people to enable them to act as recorders, and potential analysts for social action and change, in their own communities. 

To encourage a greater degree of child participation in Bangladesh, the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) and Child Rights & Governance (CRG) teams of the Save the Children in Bangladesh (SCiBD) country office adapted, delivered and facilitated four Photovoice exercises as two separate tools: 1) needs assessment 2) impact assessment tools to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their programmes from the perspective of the children. A guidance document on photovoice as a needs assessment was subsequently created so that Photovoice can be used across other sectors. The guidance document provides you with 10 simple steps to deliver and facilitate children's participation through Photovoice. This Photovoice Guidance is primarily aimed at country-level Save the Children staff and partners responsible for implementing development or humanitarian programmes. It brings together practical and tested 'how-to' guidance from colleagues in Bangladesh. It includes key learning points from their experience

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