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This is an online resource about VIPP.

Facilitators who had adopted VIPP in participatory group events share their experiences with us in this website.

You will find at the bottom of this page a link to an online dialogue of current applications of VIPP.

 

Creative VIPP Facilitator Training
in the Black Forest, 2-7 May 2021

We had postponed or cancelled VIPP training workshops scheduled during 2020 in Thailand, Peru, the Black Forest and the USA following the world-wide imposition of travel restrictions to manage the Coronavirus pandemic.

We hope travel restrictions will ease in 2021 permitting us to hold the next workshop in the Black Forest in Southwest Germany in May 2021. The rescehduling of other delayed courses will depend on the situation in the respective countries.

Registration

Please register for the next Creative Facilitator Training in the Black Forest by emailing TimmiTillmann@gmail.com

The trainer-team for the course will comprise:

Maruja Salas, VIPP Core Team, a cultural anthropologist (BA at Drew University, Madison, Lic. At Catholic University in Lima, PhD at Nijmegen Catholic University) with a specialization in indigenous knowledge systems in the Peruvian Andes and the Eastern Himalayas.

Timmi Tillmann, member of the VIPP Core Team who founded the VIPP approach together with Maruja and Neill McKee in Bangladesh in 1992. He is an agricultural anthropologist (MA and PhD at Freie Universität Berlin) with a regional specialization in mountain regions and peoples of Latin America, Southeast Asia and Southwest China.

Registration fee: 1000 Euros.

The amount includes training fee, one VIPP-manual, local transfers, full board and lodging in a single room. We will maintain this fee, even if COVID-19 pandemic requirements for social-distancing, hygiene, regular cleaning and disinfection are continued.

We have limited partial grants to cover portions of the workshop fees for CSOs of the Global South. Please contact us for further information.

Deadline for registration is 1 March 2021.

 
Planning for emergencies in Kiribati

The VIPP process was adopted for facilitating a workshop held in Kiribati to develop contingency plans for preventing and managing outbreaks of H5N1, H1N1 and diarrhoea, as well as for occurrences of drought and other natural disasters.

The plans developed during the workshop included strategies and action for risk communication. It covered community outreach, mass media campaigns and the development and pre-positioning of information-education-communication (IEC) materials to support on-going activities of the various health-promotion teams, national disaster management office, pandemic task forces, UN agencies and other concerned stakeholders.

For more information click here.

The VIPP manual is available here.

 
Adolescent girls' workshop, Kiribati

Nuzhat Shahzadi, one of the authors for the VIPP manual and currently the Chief of Field Office and UN Joint Presence,UNICEF Pacific, Kiribati, facilitated an in-depth qualitative exercise with girls aged 12 to 15 years using VIPP.

Kiribati is one of the UN Champion countries for the global Adolescent Girls' Initiative (AGI). A champion country is one that will leverage the power of the UN
to support the realization of adolescent girls' rights. The workshop was organized as one of the asctivities leading up to the preparation of a concept note for the Global UN Adolescent Girls' Task Force which is co-chaired by UNICEF and UNFPA.
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Afghan Red Crescent Volunteers use VIPP

Nuzhat Shahzadi, a coauthor of Visualisation in Participatory Programmes: How to Facilitate and Visualise Participatory Group Processes, shot and compiled a photo report on VIPP being used to facilitate a planning workshop of Afghan Red Crescent Volunteers held in Herat, Western Afghanistan. Nuzhat and her colleagues from UNICEF were the workshop fascilitators. The workshop participants represented different age groups and gender. Click here to see the photographs contributed by Nuzhat.

Afghan Red Crescent Volunteers held in Herat

Our popular manual for facilitators: Visualisation in Participatory Programmes: How to Facilitate and Visualise Participatory Group Processes has now been reprinted with a fully updated annotated bibliography offering the latest published and web-based resources for facilitators of participatory events.

 
  Visualisation in Participatory Programmes: How to Facilitate and Visualise Participatory Group Processes

Visualisation in Participatory Programmes: How to Facilitate and Visualise Participatory Group Processes

This manual has been written for the trained facilitator of group events. It is designed to reinforce concepts and techniques learned in training of facilitators and trainers in participatory group processes. VIPP is not wedded to a particular framework or academic discipline in problem solving, planning or training. Rather it is a set of tools that can be applied to just about any group process as long as the intention is to make such processes more participatory
and democratic.

This is a manual for facilitators and trainers involved in:

Planning and revising projects and programmes
Communication materials development and story-line planning
Putting research into action
Community-level development work, including PRA/PLA
Training workshops
Training of facilitators and trainers
Curricula development
Running conferences and information markets
Management, human-resource planning and team building
Business meetings

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An invitation to all facilitators of group processes

The publishers of this website invite users to send in their experiences in applying VIPP. Best would be short descriptions of about 400 to 500 words with two or three good quality, digital photos which we can have the rights to use. Send captions and photo credits needed. It would help a great deal if both positive and negative experiences are included in your contributions.

You are also invited to discuss issues related to participatory VIPP processes at our Community of Practice, see below:
Vipp Blog   VIPP Community of Pratice
Click here to access an interactive facility where you can post questions about VIPP as well as share your experiences in participatory processes. Send your substantial contributions to vipp_practice@yahoo.com.
 
 
What is VIPP?
How was VIPP developed?
How is VIPP used?
List of applications
Planning and revising projects and programmes
Communication materials development and storyline planning
Putting research into action
Community-level development work, including PRA/PLA
Training workshops
Training of facilitators and trainers
Curricula development
Running conferences and information markets
Management, human resource planning and team building
Business meetings
Getting started
Clients or organizers
Time
Inaugurals and closings
Difficult participants
Diversity (gender, cultural, racial, socio-economic)
Logistics
Inexperienced Co-facilitators
Documentation and Reporting

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Links to Related Websites
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