The 21st Event of the Vienna Evaluation Network will take place on Thursday, 27 January 2022, 4-5.30pm CET

Topic: Photovoice & Photo-MSC: How to measure impact through visual participatory storytelling methods
by guest speakers Karijn Kakebeeke and Nur Hidayati

To ensure physical distancing, we will host the meeting ONLINE

Please register in advance for this event here
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Visual participatory techniques add a valuable, dynamic layer to the process of impact measurement by prioritising the voices of specific groups and communities’ lived experiences. Quantitative data and indicators often insufficiently capture the nuances of a project’s impact and can significantly benefit from the insights of a qualitative approach. Visual participatory techniques such as photovoice and Photo-MSC directly involve those affected by a particular programme while capturing the ‘lived impact’ of programme activities and bringing results to life. 
ResultsinHealth (RiH) ( specializes in visual participatory techniques, documenting project impact on participants’ lives. 

Karijn Kakebeeke holds a Msc in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, a post graduate diploma in Photojournalism from the London School of Communication and certificates in photovoice and videography. Karijn specialises in participatory visual storytelling methods. She has set up her own foundation that uses participatory photographic techniques for community-based capacity building for different communities in the Netherlands. In addition, Karijn has extensively run photovoice projects for monitoring and evaluation and/or advocacy purposes for different clients in Malawi, Ghana and Nicaragua and was co-author of the photovoice Manual for Rutgers. Karijn is an experienced trainer and facilitator who often leads workshops and/or trains in photovoice and related participatory visual story telling methods.

Nur Hidayati is public health specialist graduated from Royal Tropical Institute the Netherland and a senior evaluation expert.  She is a seasoned  evaluator on public health themes, with specific expertise in gender and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). She also has strong skills in research design, program implementation, and capacity building provision. Nur’s work experience geographically covers Asia, Africa, and Europe. Nur is an engaging trainer/facilitator and practitioner in various participatory methods for M&E and research such as the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique, Participatory Video MSC (PVMSC), Photovoice, Photo-MSC, and Outcome Harvesting.  

WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 4-5.30pm CET

WHERE: The venue will be online. Register here.

The event starts with a presentation by the guest speakers. During the presentation, participants can pose questions and comments in the chat function. After the presentation, participants can also ask questions.

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