FIER: Communication 4 Development, Peer training
“The activity was successful in voicing youth perceptions and aspirations regarding their future. The visual language encouraged them to express theirs own thoughts in front of an audience creating an interesting knowledge exchange process”
“Fotosynthesis substantial experience in the field of photography and facilitation methodology allowed the development of well-structured sessions balancing theory and practice.”
IFAD’s portfolio in Mali has now been reorganized around the following two issues: (i) increasing agricultural productivity in a context of climate change; and (ii) providing rural inhabitants with appropriate financial services.
FIER project (Integration of Young People into Agricultural and Rural Value Chains) is divided into two components:( i) Develop the content of participatory photography training;( ii ) Define the tools and training materials necessary for its implementation.
The specific objectives were:
-Improving regional training mechanisms in response to the demand from young people in Mali , based on the labor market and potential job opportunities.
– The promotion of economic initiatives by rural youth in agricultural and related economic activities to enable them sustainable access to professional jobs.
Participatory photography allowed young villagers to express their reality on the opportunities and constraints for the development of AGR / SEA and share knowledge / experiences between young people and the whole village and to collect communications material on the activities of FIER project.