Story Telling

Manuel Flury of SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) recommended a tool that he finds particularly 
good for process documentation and evaluation as well as for visioning and planning (see attached files on the Story Guide).

Storytelling comes naturally to most people. This guide offers a way of structuring the process - how to start, how to probe,
how to look back, how to look forward etc - in other words, all the elements we emphasize in process documentation. The storytelling guide could be used for recording the stories of farmer / community innovation and using the story-telling as a starting point for reflection in the group/community about the process, what can be learned from it and how to proceed. 

Photo documentation could be done alongside the written documentation and, from time to time, small video clips might be useful to capture the impressions of the people involved.

This tool would be one of many possibilities to do good process documentation. Of course, like all methodologies, it would need to be adjusted to fit your purpose and specific situation.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC):

Obtained in Dec. 2012 from:

Ann Waters-Bayer & Chesha Wettasinha
Prolinnova International Support Team
ETC Foundation Netherlands
www.prolinnova.net
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Andrea Bohn,
Dec 14, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Andrea Bohn,
Dec 14, 2012, 10:24 AM