Development Cooperation Handbook/The video resources linked to this handbook

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How we produced the videos linked to this handbook development

In the Vrinda Project, we have uses extensively videos as a means to understand and communicate the cultural context of cooperation activities and to bring out the human element of development work. In these videos, we also share the "backstage" of our team while they work, debates among development actors, and various opinions, approaches and interpretations of people involved in cooperation work.

We have shared the videos on YouTube TVP Channel and on Wikimedia Commons, under a Creative Commons License: in this way, project stakeholders can freely utilize and share the video footage with others or partners. Their feedback helps us edit the video footage and link stories and testimonials on development issues that are tackled in this handbook.

The Italian State Television (RAI1) has been a partner of this project. Two journalists of RAI1 traveled with us to project locations. We introduced them to cooperation projects and facilitated their interactions with project stakeholders. The Kautilya Society team independently collected additional audio-visual documentation and shared it with the RAI1 colleagues. On the basis of this footage, RAI 1 produced 5 short reportages (TV7 programme) and a one-hour reportage for TG1 Speciale (see below for more details).

After having been broadcast on RAI1, the copyright of all audio-visual resources belongs exclusively to this project that is taking the initiative forward.

I'd like to see the opinions of the local stakeholders, not the stories of the reporters - Lucas Lai

Video Library[edit | edit source]

The Vrinda Project Channel

Main Playlists[edit | edit source]

The Development cooperation stories
The Development cooperation Issues
⇒ The interviews in English, in Italian and in Hindi
Introduction to MDGs
Introduction to Countries
Introduction to the Manual
Into Our Nature
Backstage dialogues
The Documentary - Episodes 1 -4
The Documentary - Episodes 5 -8
The Documentary - PROMO

Testimonials[edit | edit source]

The documentary approach

We interviewed different stakeholders to understand who is contributing to the Global Agenda for Development and what are the challenges of raising required resources. See ⇒ the List of questions we have asked.
We collected the answers in ⇒ 10 main issues.

The discussion on the issues of development cooperation is in progress and you are welcome to contribute to it.

List of testimonials
Development Cooperation Stories

Backstage dialogues[edit | edit source]

Backstage dialogues

The video reportage broadcast by RAI1[edit | edit source]

Utilisation of collected resources for TV broadcast - playlist

Gauri in Africa - small
  • TV7
Sierra Leone

The Episodes of the Documentary on Wikimedia[edit | edit source]

1 - MDG 1 - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2 - MDG 2: Achieve universal primary education
3 - MDG 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
4 - MDG 4 Reduce child mortality
5 - MDG 5: Improve maternal health
6 - MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7 - MDG 7 - Ensure environmental sustainability
8 - MDG 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Tools[edit | edit source]

List of things to do in order to illustrate a project

See also[edit | edit source]


In the documentary story ⇒ Integrating the video material with the manual

Feedback[edit | edit source]

You are invited to contribute to improving and expanding the Handbook. Your critical suggestions are most welcome. Do send an e-mail message if you'd like to provide feedback or share resources and tools that can be linked to this Handbook.

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