Sellers, Tilly

Evaluating sexual health services in the UK: adapting participatory appraisal tools with young people and service providers

The report sets down the participatory methods used to gain insights into what young people in the UK want from different kinds of sexual health services and how and when they would use these services. The authors conclude that the most important lesson they learnt about participatory tools was how flexible the tools were and how they could be used in ways that were not prescriptive and rigid.

PRRA reminders: a handbook of participatory activities for community mobilisation against HIV infection

PRRA stands for Participatory Rural Research on AIDS, a participatory methodology being developed by CDC/KEMRI to assist villages in mobilising against HIV infection through their own research and analysis. The handbook presents a summary of the process and activities carried out, which include standard PRA techniques such as mapping, transects, semi-structured interviews, seasonal migration calendars and ranking, as well as a range of other activities. An outline of the week-long PRRA process is given, and suggestions of how each activity can be facilitated.