Engaging through participatory multi-media

Engaging through participatory multi-media

Why this training:

Sharing stories is possibly one of the most effective ways of communicating with each other. Today, easy-accessible multimedia tools offer a simple yet powerful way to tell stories. Businesses and communities can both benefit from participatory multimedia content creation and production in several ways:

  • Multimedia storytelling is not just about a revolutionary way for knowledge sharing. It also helps amplify all the genuine voices in a community.
  • When people are given the opportunity to create content for public consumption they often chose to participate in decision making more readily.
  • Multimedia creation with the integrated filming and interviewing creates opportunities for individuals to look into a mirror, and to better understand ourselves and those around us. It also providing a window for the audience to see and experience other people’s perspectives and circumstances.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the usefulness of multi-media tools for engagement,
  • Empower your community to create video- and photo - journalism content,
  • Tell a story through the use of video, photography and interviews,
  • Edit, publish and share multimedia content,
  • Use multi-media for participatory baseline assessments and for engagement on development strategies and sensitive design or operational issues.


Topics include:

  • Overview of tools via case studies
  • Who is behind the camera?
  • Participatory journalism
  • Participatory production and sharing


Who would benefit from this training:

This training is open to all organisations, community groups and individuals who want to be able to tell (and help others tell) their stories.


2 days
If you are interested in this training, please contact us at office@astoneco.com and we will keep you informed about when the next one will be organised.