This video is one product of a participatory appraisal training workshop held in Hull, England. Following classroom-based learning of methods, participants applied these methods to projects in local communities. The first application shown aimed to help a parish council to understand the leisure needs of teenagers to improve the planning of a youth centre (4). The appraisal team met with the parish council to understand what they wanted to know (6). They then met with groups of teenagers on the streets and used mapping, and matrix scoring and ranking methods to elicit their preferences for the design and operation of the proposed youth centre (10). These were then reported to the parish council who also used participatory methods to help them understand the report (19). The second application concerned preferences of shoppers and supermarket staff regarding Christmas opening times (22).
This "short video is to be used in training seminars to generate dicussion on the different technologies used in distance education. The video outlines three case studies - one in Mexico, South Africa and Chile which use television, interactive radio instruction and computers as teaching tools to improve the quality of basic education."
This video, produced by the Asian Productivity Organisation, introduces Participatory Project Cycle Management (PPCM) a planning concept used in community driven planning. The training process on PPCM organises learning in a cyclical manner. Important elements of the training are theoretical inputs, close interactions with the villagers, documentation and systematic processing of information generated through interaction with the villagers, critical reflection among participants, and validation of information through feedback sessions from the villagers.
It combines the methods and principles of Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). PPCM structures the interaction among communities, government and non-government organisations and international partners as a systematic and joint planning process.
In 1999 the Asian Productivity Organisation organised an international training programme on PPCM in collaboration with the Centre of Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and the National; Productivity Organisation (NPO), Bangladesh. This video is the documentation of that training course