Building Inclusive Civil Societies with, and for, Young People in 5 Post-Conflict Countries

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Sch of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Abstract

The legacy of internal conflict, violence, even genocide poses one of the most intractable obstacles to development in post-conflict states. The on-going lack of resolution of the past is often a very significant factor in the marked fragility of any development gains in such countries. Our project investigates the efficacy of civil society organisations (CSOs, including museums, heritage organizations, community participatory arts and activist groups) in promoting social reconciliation and respect for equality and human rights in the aftermath of conflict in 5 countries from across the DAC list of ODA recipients and from the OECD list of 'fragile states': Colombia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Kosovo and South Africa.

Over the last 40 years, these countries have had to confront the material consequences of their violent pasts. Each has a very different relationship to this past, from Colombia, where the processes of reconciliation are only just beginning, to Cambodia where the violence of the Khmer Rouge has passed into history and yet its memory continues to shape contemporary society. The international development community and donor states have invested heavily in the work of CSOs supporting reconciliation initiatives, particularly focussed on children and young people - a disproportionately large part of the population due to the effects of past violence on their parents' generation. This demographic imbalance is often exacerbated by the long-term impact of a wide range of social issues (e.g. HIV/AIDs in South Africa, on-going visa restrictions in Kosovo). CSOs are invariably considered 'an essential component of peace-building work' (Zelizer 2003). For example, the role of community theatre in Rwanda is often cited in efforts to support transitional justice, similarly the growth of inter-ethnic musical groups in post-war Kosovo. Such initiatives can have immediate, therapeutic impact for participants. They are also often considered to play an important role in the building of stable institutions, and stronger societies, raising awareness of human rights in the face of weak state structures. However, given the lack of resources generally available in CSOs and the focus of colleagues in international development on the frontline delivery of services to the communities they support, there is only a weak research evidence base for the efficacy of these interventions.

Building on our previous GCRF projects, we will deliver the first large-scale comparative study of CSO practice across a range of post-conflict societies, confronting the challenge of building strong institutions for the delivery of social justice for young people. We will begin by undertaking a critical review of current work by CSOs across these countries, in order to highlight innovative practice, as well as areas that require further investigation. This will lead to 5 'proof of concept' pilot projects, based on lessons learnt from this review. Our initial R&D phase will then lead to the commissioning of 2 rounds of projects, one aimed at ECRs, one at colleagues at all career stages.

Adopting quantitative and qualitative, co-production and action-research methodologies, we will work in partnership with researchers at HEIs and IROs across these 5 countries, locally-based CSOs, the British Council (BC) and its in-country network of partners, as well as other international development organisations (including UNICEF, UNESCO, Hope and Homes for Children, Plan International, Salzburg Global Seminar, PAX). We will develop new methods, case studies and practical toolkits, for engaging children and young people with the many ways that violent national pasts continue to impact on their communities and countries. In the process we seek to make a significant intervention both on the ground and at policy level across and beyond our 5 case-study countries.

Planned Impact

This project has been designed in collaboration with our partners to ensure genuine, long-term sustainable impact at 3 levels:
1)Communities: Our most immediate impact will be on the communities we will support to directly effect change in young peoples' lives. In Cambodia our research will help DC-Cam to develop new tools to generate intergenerational dialogue between former victims and perpetrators of Khmer Rouge violence, as well as their children. Similarly, in Rwanda, our work with community-arts organisations will focus on the on-going process of reconciliation and dialogue between Hutu and Tutsi communities, and in Kosovo we will explore ways that artistic practice can facilitate understanding between the Serbian and Albanian community in some of the countries most rural communities. In South Africa we will work with the Bishop Simeon Trust and the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation (SAHGF) to investigate how the lessons of the Holocaust and past genocides can be used to challenge xenophobia amongst young people today. Finally, in Colombia our project will develop new methods for CSOs to support the urgent need to reintegrate communities of young people, not least child soldiers, back into mainstream society. These initiatives will provide 'proof of concept' projects for two further sets of projects, to be commissioned during Strand 2, that will support further communities across and beyond these 5 ODA-recipient countries.

2)CSOs: The project is designed to support CSOs to reflect upon their practice, providing international networking and support opportunities for practitioners. The CSOs with whom we will be working have a wealth of area-based experience. However, opportunities are frequently limited for such organisations to learn from each other, or for them to undertake a longer-term review of their work, given their focus on the direct delivery of support to communities on the ground. Our particular focus, which has been identified as a key need by all our in-country partners, is on how CSOs have sought to deal with the legacy of past violence and its impact on the issues facing young people in these societies, be it the work of Stacion in Prishtina or the National Commission for Historical Memory in Colombia.

The British Council (BC) will be a key partner in this regard. Our project will allow BC to reflect upon its own practice in ODA recipient countries, aimed specifically at the development of civil society. It will also allow for the project's research findings, and the practical materials it will produce, to be disseminated across the BC's global network of community-based partner organisations, ensuring the project has a significant impact beyond the organisations we will be working with during Strand 1. This will further be enhanced by a number of international development organisations that will take part in Strand 2 of the project (e.g. UNICEF, UNESCO, Hope and Homes for Children, Plan International, Salzburg Global Seminar, PAX).

3)Policy Level: This will be twofold. First, one of the envisaged outputs of our research will be the development of new approaches to child-led advocacy, designed to help the children and young people we will support to have their voice heard within their local communities in order to improve the services designed to help them. Second, the project will enhance the efforts of our partners to engage regional and national policy makers. Through the government connections within our network of academic and CSOs (e.g. UK contacts with DIFID, the BC, the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at UFS, AEGIS Trust, Hope and Homes for Children, UNESCO etc.) and supported by a major event to be organised in partnership with the Salzburg Global Seminar, we will engage policymakers at a regional and national level. In the process, this will also give policymakers access to a substantial research base, significantly enhancing the effectiveness of their work.

Organisations

 
Title "Total 15" Opportunities with Jacques Mashwani 
Description Jacques Mashwani is a committed young rugby coach. He matriculated in 2014 and went to study at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein before coming back to Graaff-Reinet, where he says he will stay until he dies! He believes in opportunities for young people, and is ommitted to helping young people work hard to maximise opportunities. His hope is that there could be more mobile libraries, to grow language abilities. Sometimes he feels they are fighting a losing battle without libraries, as problems of illiteracy grow greater. His big idea for development for young people is setting up a sports academy with local funding to channel young people into productive work and away from a variety of social evils. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/RKmynBpAQyw
 
Title "Vrygrond" 
Description "Vrygrond" means free or empty land, and that's where Leon Lakay and Christine Louw have tried to make a home for themselves over the past ten years. All around them are people who have been thrown off land by farmers. They expect the councillors to fight for the people, because they are now supposed to be in charge of the land. Instead, they are left uncared for, surviving for days without water., with no taps and no toilets. The area is unsafe and unhygienic. They feel as if they are treated like animals, like rubbish. Christine lives between the pigs, she feels as if she actually lives in the pigsty. Why could they not put the pigs on the other side of the tracks? They wish there was some kind of employment project; without more employment for people, they don't see any chance of the high crime rate coming down... 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/QKNzYIJ5G38
 
Title 'Behind the Bully' - by the Ncedo-Thuso Youth Committee 
Description The youth committee candidates from Ncedo Thuso wanted to explore the universal issue of bullying. Bullying is undoubtedly an issue that links the experiences of youths all over the world. However these youths wanted to acknowledge the other side of the story. They understand that although bullying cannot be justified, there are always two sides to the story. Therefore they chose to explore the home factors that can cause a youth to become a bully. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown at the Ncedo-Thuso advocacy event as well as the final celebration event. It was also shared on social media through the #ChangingTheStory Facebook page. 
URL https://vimeo.com/217641417
 
Title 'Discrimination: Nqobile's Story' - by the Repheleng Youth Committee 
Description This is one of the films that was created by participants after our discussions about discrimination and xenophobia in South Africa with them. This story is a representation of the real life experiences of one of the group members, which is why they chose to create a film about it. One of the key themes that came up in our discussions, was that of discrimination. However, it soon became obvious that discrimination is not singular, it does not only apply to one specific group of people. Our youths spoke about how they have witnessed the effects of racism, homophobia, gender inequality, xenophobia, (the list goes on...), in their community. Therefore this group felt that they wanted to create a film that would capture how easily discrimination can be felt, through creating a story about a girl with a skin infection. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown at the Repheleng Advocacy event to an audience that was made up of community members as well as members of other Safe Parks. The main feedback that was received about the film was that the local community appreciated the youths ability to express their own opinion on certain issues. The film was also shared online through the #ChangingTheStory Facebook page. 
URL https://vimeo.com/213831849
 
Title 'Dissecting Discrimination in South Africa' 
Description This film was created by Project Officer, Daniela Wegrostek, in order to summarise the South African project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was screened at the 'Voicing Hidden Histories' Event hosted by the University of Leeds. 
URL https://vimeo.com/247496011
 
Title 'Introducing Leth'iThemba' - by the Leth'iThemba Youth Committee 
Description This film was created in order to aid the Leth'iThemba Youth Committee in generating community support for their Safe Park. It shows the work that the Safe Park does as well as it's importance to the undocumented children that are supported by it. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown at the Leth'iThemba advocacy event as well as at the final celebration event. Many of the teachers as well as other community members that watched it noted that they found it informative as they had previously been unsure about the Safe Park's work and its importance. 
URL https://vimeo.com/233276874
 
Title 'Jerry Maseko' - by the Leth'iThemba Youth Committee 
Description The youths from the Leth'ithemba safe park wanted to show how teenagers are often subjected to intense pressure from their parents. This is particularly the case in their community where their generation have higher chances of getting into university than their elders had. This film has a strong message for parents who can all too easily isolate their children through their high expectations and pressure to succeed. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown at the Leth'iThemba advocacy event as well as the final celebration events. It was also shared on social media through the #ChangingTheStory Facebook Page. This film seemed to widely appeal to many youths in the audience that were in the same age group as they agreed that most of them felt the effects of 'parent-pressure' in some way. 
URL https://vimeo.com/224487702
 
Title 'The Born-Free Generation, Phendulani's Story and Me' 
Description Short participatory documentary about the life of a teenage boy living in a township in South Africa. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has been screened in a number of locations, including: The University of Lincoln The University of Bournemouth The University of Leeds SM Online Film Festival, Docs without Borders Film Festival UK Monthly Film Festival, Nominated for the AHRC Research in Film Award Nominated for AHRC Best Social Media Film Award Winner of Best Global Impact Short at Move Me Productions, Belgium Gold Award Winner for Best Documentary Short, Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque 
URL https://vimeo.com/257217658
 
Title 'The Journey of My Life' by the Lethi'iThemba Youth Committee 
Description This story touches on the issues of "Blessers", who are typically older men who sponsor young women with money and gifts mostly in exchange for sex. Young women are often drawn in by such characters, as they can offer a change in lifestyle and an escape from their current situations. However these relationships come with risk, as young women may mistake this exchange for true romantic feelings and end up getting hurt. "the Journey of My Life shows one such example and serves as a warning to young women to not be lured in by the charms of blessers. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown at the Leth'iThemba advocacy event, as well as at the celebration events. It was also shared on social media through the #ChangingTheStory Facebook page. This is another film that was hugely on trend within the South African national narrative as the issue of "blessers"is becoming hugely problematic in society as it leaves many teenage girls as single mothers, infected with HIV and with very little job prospects. Therefore reactions to this seem to indicate a wide approval of the youth committee's desire to engage with this issue. 
URL https://vimeo.com/228191626
 
Title 'Welcome to Bonisiwe' - by the Bonisiwe Field Project Youth Committee 
Description Bonisiwe was by far the least developed Safe Park we were working with. The Safe Park itself is situated on land that once belonged to a church, whose Pastor had allowed the Safe Park to run on the land before she passed away. She had also started the construction of a new Church building on the land, which she had promised could be used by Safe Park when it was completed. However, since her passing the construction has stopped, leaving a half completed building with no roof and the Safe Park operating out of a shack and a repurposed shipping container. Therefore the youth committee decided to host an event that would introduce their Safe Park to their community as well as their local Ward Councillor in order to gain donations and support for the building to be completed. In the lead up to the event, they created a short film that would provide this introduction which was screened alongside performances of traditional dance and singing. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was screened at the Bonisiwe advocacy event as well as at the final celebration events. The most notable impact of the advocacy campaign that this film was created for, is that it led to the Safe Park being granted it's own plot of land, so that they will no longer be situated on land that is borrowed from the Church and the children will no longer be endangered by the half completed construction and health and safety issues that come from learning inside a shack. 
URL https://vimeo.com/234283149
 
Title 'When You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock' - by the Bonisiwe Field Project Youth Committee 
Description A Short film created by the Youth Committee of the Bonisiwe Field Project in Magagula Heights. These youths felt that sexual abuse is a pressing issue in their community, therefore they wanted to draw attention to it whilst also wanting to give victims the confidence to speak out about what has happened to them. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown at the Safe Park's advocacy event as well as at the final Celebration events. It was also shared on social media through the #ChangingTheStory Facebook page. Feedback to this film indicates that this issue is hugely prevalent in their community (as well as throughout South Africa) and that the youths were on trend in trying to engage it as during our project there were frequently discussions about Intimate Partner Violence in the national media. 
URL https://vimeo.com/214641326
 
Title 'Xenophobia: Shimoni's Story' - by the Bonisiwe Field Project Youth Committee 
Description Xenophobia is a highly contentious and prevalent issue in South Africa. The second group of youths from the Bonisiwe Field Project felt that xenophobia can particularly be seen in their community, so they wanted to create a story that drew attention to both sides of this story. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was shown at the Bonisiwe Adovcacy event as well as the final celebration events. It was also displayed on social media through the #ChangingTheStory Facebook Page. This film has revealed that the youths that we have been working with have a relatively superficial knowledge of xenophobia in South Africa, however it does also reveal one of the main underlying economic tensions between South Africans and other African nationals in South Africa - that of job competition. 
URL https://vimeo.com/214825570
 
Title A Khmer Rouge Messenger 
Description Documentary | Khmer Rouge | Anlong Veng District | Ning The trainees of Prey Veng's Pedagogical Teacher Training Center were interning in Anlong Veng district and produced a short documentary about the historical dialogue between the next generation and the survivors of the war. Students receive basic training, video recording and short interviews taught by DC-Cam. Uploaded September 2018. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film was uploaded on to the DC-CAM YouTube Channel (8.77k Subscribers) and viewed 1012 times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvw86hKDxvM&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Amazing Dog (Mobile Arts for Peace) 
Description Amazing Dog is a short film created by young people during a MAP workshop ran by Eric Kabera in April 2019. The film was recorded on mobile phones and edited using iMovie. The film was in contention for a mobile film submission for Eric Kabera's International Film Festival in August 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact In Autumn 2019, MAP were invited to submit Amazing Dog to the Hillywood Festival (Rwanda Film Festival). The film was accepted in the Panorama - Rwanda Special Visuals Category. The festival takes place 19th October to 26th October 2019. Rwanda Film Festival also known as Hillywood has established itself as the country's most important cultural event, but also one of Africa's most prestigious festivals. For 7 days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new local and international talents - http://rwandafilmfestival.net/theme-rff-2019/ 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF4s7AaXX-M&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | A Memory of Romchek Village 
Description Pre-service teachers from Regional Teacher Training Center in Kampong Cham and students from Anlong Veng High School participated in the Anlong Veng Peace and Human Rights Tour. In this film created by participants, they interview people from Romcheck Village about their experiences under the Khmer Rouge regime. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This video has over 7,500 views across YouTube and Facebook. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-j7VP_fUWU
 
Title Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | A Shattered Life Experience 
Description Pre-service teachers from Regional Teacher Training Center in Kampong Cham and students from Anlong Veng High School took part in the Anlong Veng Peace and Human Rights Tour. In this film, created by the participants, they interview elders living in Romchek Village about their experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has been viewed over 5,400 times across YouTube and Facebook 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbXGFpOo_98
 
Title Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | If We United 
Description Students from the Royal University of Law and Economics took part in the Anlong Veng Peace Tours and produced this short documentary to showcase historical conversations between the younger generation and the survivors of the war. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has been viewed almost 5,000 times across YouTube and Facebook. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byalPKE80ek
 
Title Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | Khmer Rouge History 
Description Short documentary discussing the history of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and the collaboration between Changing the Story and DC-Cam in promoting inter-generational dialogue and reconciliation through participatory film. Extracts from films made by students as part of the Anlong Veng Peace Tours are included in the documentary. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has over 1,100 views 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Gffl0eUUI&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | Leader with two faces 
Description Students from The Royal University of Law and Economics (RUFA) took part in the Anlong Veng Peace Tours and produced this short documentary to showcase historical conversations between the younger generation and the survivors of the war. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film was shared by the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia on their Facebook page, with the following caption: "Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), funded by USAID Cambodia, provided genocide education to #Cambodian teachers and students. This project helps ensure that Cambodia's future generation knows its history and the importance of promoting national peace and reconciliation through the preservation of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge-era historical records." The video has 78,000 views on the Embassy's Facebook page. The video has been viewed close to 20,400 times across the rest of YouTube and Facebook, meaning it has a total of almost 100,000 views. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F99XpuyKb2s
 
Title Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | The Least Survival 
Description Pre-service teachers from Regional Teacher Training Center in Kampong Cham and students from Anlong Veng High School gathered in took part in the Anlong Veng Peace and Human Rights Tour. In this film, created by the participants, they interview people living in Romchek village about their experiences under the Khmer Rouge regime and the impact it has had on their lives. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has around 6,100 views acorss YouTube and Facebook. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=401eG87NS1M
 
Title Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | The Shrapnel Still in My Body 
Description Students from the Royal University of Law and Economics participated in the Anlong Veng Peace Tours. In this film created by the students, they interview people living in O'Angre Village about their experiences living through the Khmer Rouge Regime, especially focusing on love and marriage. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has been viewed close to 7,000 times across YouTube and Facebook 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3b2bHL8_jI
 
Title Annie Arries 
Description Annie Arries is a primary school teacher who loves the Karoo and says she will never leave. She says here, children can still grow up as children. Her hope for small Karoo towns is more houses, more access to land, and more job opportunities for young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/fIAEPFkyZss
 
Title At Home with Sylvia Lewis 
Description Syvia Lewis recently moved back to Graaff-Reinet after having been away for many years... She remembers her upbringing in the Karoo as being a time when "kids were still kids" and "things were still fine". She felt no need to be afraid of walking in the dark, and that neighbours were still like part of your family. Now she has come back to a different place. She worries that in the new order people don't develop the beauty of the Karoo. There are not enough parks, where people can go and enjoy themselves. She wishes there were more places for young people. At the same time, she is not a fan of talk of land redistribution: she says she does not believe in just giving people land. She says herself, she wouldn't know what to do with it! 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/f0EmQh0nKRQ
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film: Amablesser - Nigel Caring Community 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film: Choices - KATHA Day Care Safe Park (2019) 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film: Choices 2 - KATHA Day Care Safe Park 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film: Human Trafficking - Bonisiwe 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film: I Kati Lilele Eziko - Uthando 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film: Malume Uya Lumana - Rearabilwe Tsakane 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film:Human Trafficking - Nigel Caring Community 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film:Twisted Souls - Reiger Park 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign Film:Zinhle - Rearabilwe Daveyton 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title BST Youth Advocacy Campaign film: Bad Boyz - Bambanani Safe Park 
Description This film was made by young participants of the Bishop Simeon Trust's and University of Leeds' Arts Based Youth Leadership Programme in Ekurhleni Municipality, South Africa. A central part of the programme involves training youth to use participatory filmmaking approaches to develop youth advocacy tools for themselves and their communities. During 2019 the Youth Committees advocacy campaign model ran on two six-month cycles. The Youth Committees supported within the Safe Parks launched their campaign films and performances at a central showcase event in Ekurhuleni, with all Youth Committees in attendance, along with key strategic stakeholders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film showcase events within the Safe Parks were followed with showcasing of their films and performances in their own communities, with children from within their Safe Parks and broader community invited to attend. By doing so all 1,594 children and young people served by the Safe Parks were engaged in the delivery of the Youth Committee Advocacy campaigns, alongside other key stakeholders within their community. The films themselves will also be uploaded onto YouTube, providing the Youth Committees with the opportunity share with other young people in their community via social media. 
 
Title Being Young Or the Way I Learnt to Dance by Francesco Piparelli 
Description From four poetry pieces I wrote about being young, with the support of the Izazov! team, I created a text. Probably a metaphor of what being young and feeling oppressed means, but at the same time, with irony, there's always the opportunity to smile, also while we're falling. If we dance while we enjoy the ride. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact to come 
URL https://izazov.org/films
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story - Boom 80's Animation 
Description The film is the final cut of the animation produced/created/edited by the young people involved in the Boom Zine Proof of Concept project following a workshop in April 2019. The animation depicts the rock and roll scene in Kosovo in the 1980s, focusing specifically on Boom Concerts and looking at the role these concerts played socially and politically. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The animation is a culmination of the research conducted by the Boom Zine project team. The final version has been shared on the CTS website. It is unknown how the video will be used by the project team. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrRU8OPb04
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story in a Minute, Chaya Herman, University of Pretoria 
Description Film made during CTS career development event at British Council, 25-26/10/2018. Dr Chaya Herman, from the University of Pretoria, talks about her work in Changing the Story, evaluating the international Human Rights Education programme 'The Change Makers' 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Viewed 77 times to date. The workshop facilitated the development of an international network of researchers and practitioners working in conflict-affected settings. 
URL https://vimeo.com/304002606
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story in a Minute, Emily Morrison 
Description Film made during CTS career development event at British Council, 25-26/10/2018. Emily discusses her involvement with the Changing the Story Project and our partnership with the British Council. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Viewed 306 times to date. The workshop facilitated the development of an international network of researchers and practitioners working in conflict-affected settings. 
URL https://vimeo.com/298273994
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story in a Minute, Paul Cooke, University of Leeds 
Description Film made during CTS career development event at British Council, 25-26/10/2018. Paul Cooke introduces the Changing the Story Project and describes the commissioning process that is underway to support early career researchers to develop new projects to explore the ways in which arts and heritage-based CSOs support young people in post-conflict settings. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Viewed 602 times to date. The workshop facilitated the development of an international network of researchers and practitioners working in conflict-affected settings. 
URL https://vimeo.com/300348857
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story in a minute, Edam Agbem, Managing Director at Participatory Development Associates, Ghana 
Description Film made during CTS career development event at British Council, 25-26/10/2018. In this video, Edem discusses why he thinks its important for academics and development practitioners to have a shared language so that they can work effectively together. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Viewed 35 times to date. The workshop facilitated the development of an international network of researchers and practitioners working in conflict-affected settings. 
URL https://vimeo.com/303153359
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story in a minute, Emraan Azad, Bangladesh University of Professionals 
Description Film made during CTS career development event at British Council, 25-26/10/2018. Emraan Azad is an early career researcher, from the Bangladesh University of Professionals. He talks about why he wanted to take part in Changing the Story's project development workshop. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Viewed 187 times to date.The workshop facilitated the development of an international network of researchers and practitioners working in conflict-affected settings. 
URL https://vimeo.com/301396679
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story in a minute, Fiammetta Wegner, Recrear International 
Description Film made during CTS career development event at British Council, 25-26/10/2018. Fiammetta Wegner is a specialist in participatory action research and works with Recrear International. She talks here about what she finds interesting about the Changing the Story project development workshop. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Viewed 95 times to date. The workshop facilitated the development of an international network of researchers and practitioners working in conflict-affected settings. 
URL https://vimeo.com/301370402
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story, Lethi'themba Rocks 
Description Film made with young people from Lethi'themba Safe Park. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Screened in the Lethi'themba Safe Park to 40 young people on 24/05/2019 and to local councillors, and viewed 25 times to date online. 
URL https://vimeo.com/271570072
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story, t Changing the Story: the Anlong Veng Peace Tours, the Documentation Centre of Cambodia and Participatory Video 
Description On April 18, twelve trainee teachers, including students from Takeo province and three from the local area, themselves children of former Khmer Rouge, participated in the tour. Preparing for the journey to Anlong Veng, the students from Takeo wondered what they would learn from the visit, and what to expect from the tour. Were the former Khmer Rouge residents living in Anlong Veng be so different in their beliefs, attitudes, and culture? Several students had little familiarity - or belief - in the history of the Khmer Rouge in general. The April 2018 Peace Tour also marked a particularly important moment within the wider Changing the Story project. While tour participants had previously been assigned research tasks to draft reports on the history and experiences of local residents, the April 2018 tour was the first deployment of participatory film-making methods as a means for students to explore the stories of local residents and former Khmer Rouge. Working in groups of four, the student-teachers were trained in the use of audio-visual equipment 'on-site', identifying key themes and questions for their films to explore, before conducting interviews and capturing footage of key sites in the area. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Viewed 127 times to date. The 'multiplication' effect of the participatory-film making approach is significant: the trainee-teachers will be able to incorporate their films within their own teaching as they return to their schools. The experiences of the trainee teachers on the tours, as they take ownership of the production of learning resources about the Khmer Rouge history, promises to be a fruitful avenue for promoting dialogue, intergenerational memory and understanding of the Khmer Rouge regime, especially as the perspectives and experiences of stigmatised lower-level Khmer Rouge are taken seriously. While sensitive to the need to avoid any moral equivocation of different experiences of harm, for DC-Cam and the Anlong Veng Peace Center, reconciliation involves, at least, understanding and acknowledging that lower-level former Khmer Rouge living in Anlong Veng also suffered, themselves experiencing evacuation, starvation, and separation from their family members and relatives at points too. 
URL https://vimeo.com/268822879
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Changing the Story, the Kosovo strand 
Description Film made during CTS career development event at British Council, 25-26/10/2018. Dr Nita Luci from the University of Prishtina and Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers from Bournemouth University talk about the Kosovo project strand of changing the story, where they are exploring the potential of arts education as a tool to engage with the country's difficult heritage. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Viewed 168 times to date. The workshop facilitated the development of an international network of researchers and practitioners working in conflict-affected settings. 
URL https://vimeo.com/300846491
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Mobile Arts for Peace video for International Women's Day 2019 
Description Video promoting International Women's Day 2019 and #BalanceforBetter made by Mobile Arts for Peace, the arm of Changing the Story in Rwanda. Video showcases the achievements of gender equality in Rwanda. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The video was released on 07/03/2019, and so it is too early to gauge the impact. 
URL https://www.facebook.com/MAPRwanda/videos/255930072027084/?t=0&_rdc=1&_rdr
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Mobilising Histories of Discrimination, Persecution and Genocide to make Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals 
Description Film produced disseminating the findings from CTS network meeting at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, May 2018. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Viewed 42 times to date. Film has disseminated the findings from the CTS network meeting at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, May 2018, including reflections on the usefulness (or otherwise) of of arts and heritage interventions with young people to confront traumatic pasts. 
URL https://vimeo.com/274273036
 
Title Building Inclusive Civil Societies: Showreel for potential participants 
Description Showreel of the Changing the Story (Building Inclusive Civil Societies) project, giving an overview of the project for potential participants. It shows how the methodologies of the CTS project have been used to engage young people across the world. Features excerpts of films made with the CTS project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact 39 views to date. This film is used to explain what we've been doing with film in CTS. It shows how the methodologies of the CTS project have been used to engage young people across the world. This film has been screened in Hebden Bridge Town Hall (15 February 2019), the University of Leeds, during a session for the inequalities research group, 7 March 2019 
URL https://vimeo.com/316284194
 
Title CTS Blog: For a Different Today and Tomorrow 
Description Description and reflection on the work on YouthLEAD mid-way through the project, including the mural painting with the children. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact No notable impacts. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/09/06/for-a-different-today-and-tomorrow/
 
Title Can the subaltern speak online? 
Description Video overview of Thea Pitman's seminar 'Can the subaltern speak online' edited by Prof. Paul Cooke & Dr. Thea Pitman 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video has had 97 views and has been shared to further explain the topic by various partners involved. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTudoYtvnME
 
Title Changing the Story in a Minute: Inés Soria-Donlan 
Description Inés Soria-Donlan discusses her involvement with Changing the Story as Project Manager and as a Creative Producer. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film has been viewed 13 times to date and has been incorporated in a longer film about the CTS conference in Cambodia (March 2019). It has been shared on the CTS website and via Twitter. 
URL https://vimeo.com/328068932
 
Title Changing the Story in a Minute: Nub Raj Bhandari 
Description Nub Raj Bhandari discusses the opportunities he has gained through his involvement with Changing the Story as a Phase 2 project partner on the Kenya and Nepal strand. Uploaded May 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The short film has been viewed 18 times to date and has been shared on the CTS website. 
URL https://vimeo.com/327817198
 
Title Changing the Story in a Minute: Wee Chan Au 
Description Phase 2 Co-Investigator Wee Chan Au (Monash University) highlights the opportunities social enterprises can provide and the lack of research into social enterprises in the context of Malaysia. Uploaded May 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Viewed 71 times to date. The video has been uploaded on to the CTS and shared via Twitter. The film has also been incorporated into a longer video about the CTS Cambodia conference (March 2019) which has been shared widely, including at the ECR workshop in May 2019. 
URL https://vimeo.com/338292355
 
Title Changing the Story in a minute: Simon Dancey 
Description Simon Dancey (Co-Investigator of The Future is Unwritten) talks about his work with Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar in Colombia, emphasizing the need to link grassroots activity with a cultural policy in order to effect social change. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film has been viewed 14 times to date. The film was shared via Twitter during the Peace in a Small Scale Conference (4-5 Sept) in Bogota, Colombia to promote the P1 Colombia project and CTS presence at the conference. 
URL https://vimeo.com/358922034
 
Title Changing the Story: the Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia | Khmer Rouge History 
Description Prof. Paul Cooke's film made during Prof. Cooke and Dr. Peter Manning's visit to the Anlong Veng Peace Center, after leading a participatory video workshop with DC-Cam and students from the Anlong Veng Peace Tours that took place in April 2018. The film features interviews with the staff, extracts from the student films and documentation of the filmmaking process. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has been shared by all partner and was screened in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the international conference 'Mobilising Histories' (see events section). 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Gffl0eUUI
 
Title Co-Op Foundation: Editing your Video 
Description Film made as training material for the Co-Op Foundation, who have taken up the CTS approach to participatory video as part of their approach to M&E for their recent commissioning round for projects on youth loneliness. This project was supported by the co-op and Leeds and did not use any GCRF funding. It represents the wider impact of the CTS methodologies on engaging young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Viewed 37 times to date. This video represents the influence of the CTS project on other organisations. It helped the Co-Op to develop a new evaluation strategy. 
URL https://vimeo.com/308796897
 
Title Co-Op Foundation: Filming your Video 
Description Film made as training material for the Co-Op Foundation, who have taken up the CTS approach to participatory video as part of their approach to M&E for their recent commissioning round for projects on youth loneliness. This project was supported by the co-op and Leeds and did not use any GCRF funding. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Viewed 39 times to date. This video represents the influence of the CTS project on other organisations. It helped the Co-Op to develop a new evaluation strategy. 
URL https://vimeo.com/308713739
 
Title Co-Op Foundation: Planning your Video 
Description Film made as training material for the Co-Op Foundation, who have taken up the CTS approach to participatory video as part of their approach to M&E for their recent commissioning round for projects on youth loneliness. This project was supported by the co-op and Leeds and did not use any GCRF funding. It represents the wider impact of the CTS methodologies on engaging young people. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Viewed 32 times to date. This video represents the influence of the CTS project on other organisations. It helped the Co-Op to develop a new evaluation strategy. 
URL https://vimeo.com/308796829
 
Title Cornell George: A Teacher's Story 
Description Cornell George is a secondary school teacher at Spandau school in Graaff-Reinet who remembers a blissful childhood growing up in the beauty of the Karoo. He sees the benefits of fracking for development in the region - but worries that the costs would be much too high. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/r5yPqYZJcI8
 
Title DRAFT Mobilising Histories of Discrimination, Persecution and Genocide to make Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals 
Description Video reflection and overview of the Mobilising Histories workshop, led by Prof. Stuart Taberner, the University of Pretoria (South Africa Co-I for Changing the Story), and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) took place 21-22 May 2018 at JHGC. It brought together a number of projects funded by the UK's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), including the Changing the Story and the Mobilising Multidirectional Memory projects, that focus on arts-based interventions in building greater resilience and a human-rights culture in post-conflict societies. The video was filmed and edited by Prof. Paul Cooke, University of Leeds and is available on social media. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact TBC 
URL https://vimeo.com/274273036
 
Title Digital Lecture Series - Heritage and Policy - Ian Baxter 
Description A recording of Ian Baxter's Keynote presentation at the Praxis Heritage and Policy Event in Dec 19. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Shared via the CTS website, Twitter account and Youtube account. The idea was to make the presentation accessible to global partners and those that were unable to attend the event in person. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0M2VuuM7VM
 
Title Digital Lecture Series - Heritage and Policy - Richard Hebditch 
Description A recording of Richard Hebditch' Keynote presentation at the Heritage and Policy Event Dec 19. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Shared via the CTS website, Twitter account and Youtube account. The idea was to make the presentation accessible to global partners and those that were unable to attend the event in person. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MO1EWTCrq8
 
Title Documentary Film entitled "A state of mental wellbeing through art" 
Description The creative product is a short documentary (16.54 minutes) on the topic of mental health. Directed by 27 year old researcher-filmmaker, Ms. Thepfuchanuo Kire, this film showcases four youth-focused CSOs in Nagaland led by mental health experts who share their experiences and thoughts on mental health and youth in Nagaland. The film has a special focus on artistic and creative activities provided by these CSOs for the welfare of local youth. The film features young Naga men and women who share their thoughts on how they are benefitting from their engagement with these activities and the general impact on their mental well-being. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact First screening was done on 18th December 2019. The audience consisted of youth organisations, CSOs, local leaders and mental health experts in Nagaland state, India. The film stimulated discussions among the audience members on the issue of youth and mental well-being. Audience feedback highlighted the need to explore related issues albeit on sensitive subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and suicides. Further screenings are planned in the state (funding obtained through the CTS mobility grant), and the film is similarly expected to raise public awareness on mental health issues pertaining to young populations in Nagaland and future action. 
 
Title Documentary Film entitled "Striving for Survival" 
Description Directed by 27 year old researcher-filmmaker, Mr. Keduokuolie Pienyu, this short documentary film (14:55 minutes) focuses on youth unemployment in Nagaland state in Northeast India. The film showcases how CSOs are supporting youth in this post-conflict region to engage in various artistic pursuits, thereby generating opportunities for social enterprise and gainful employment. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact On 18 December 2019, the film was screened an audience of over 20 individuals representing local CSOs, faith-based organisations, student bodies, state officials and general public for their input and feedback for shaping the final film which is due to be screened at other locations in the state. The December screening also raised awareness locally about the work of the CSOs in empowering youth in Nagaland to be self-sufficient while pursuing creative careers in music, tattooing, hair styling, and culinary arts. Hence, also generating awareness about alternative career options available to young populations in Nagaland, outside the government sector which is often considered the only route to a reliable career. 
 
Title Documentary film entitled "My Story on Addiction and Recovery" 
Description Directed by 25 year old researcher/filmmaker, Ms. Benrilo Shitiri, the 15 minute film focuses on substance abuse among the youth of Nagaland in Northeast India. It is a story of five individuals who take us through their journey of how and why they became addicts. The film showcases how local CSOs in Nagaland are helping them channelise their energies into creative pursuits as the individuals make their way to recovery and rehabilitation. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact On December 18th, 2019, The Kohima Institute organised a film screening with over 20 representatives from local CSOs, faith-based organisations, student bodies, government officials and local community members. The film was well received and impactful both in raising awareness and generating dialogue about a taboo subject among audience members. Feedback from the audience will be incorporated into the edited final film which is due to have subsequent screenings in other locations in the state. 
URL https://vimeo.com/214825570
 
Title Early Marriage in Nepal: Prospects for School Girls 
Description Note: Not really a creative output the article wasn't recognised under publications. Journal article written by partner Nub Raj Bhandari. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The paper examines the causality and correlation between school attendance and child marriage in Nepal. Published in the Journal of International Women's Studies (MAR-2019). 209 Downloads since March 2019. 
URL https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2127&context=jiws
 
Title Elizabeth Maarman: In Die Verdrukking 
Description Has apartheid ended? This is the powerful question posed by Elizabeth Maarman, who says she still lives "in die verdukking" - under oppression - making her living collecting rubbish for recycling. She remembers a youth in Adendorp where her family at least had enough money to put food on the table. Now she sees children growing up, going to school, and not getting work. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/bppu-Z-qdp4
 
Title Event Report Cambodia Conference 
Description In March 2019, 90 people from 16 countries around the world came together in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia for a three-day international workshop "Learning from the past with and for young people: Intergenerational dialogue, education, and memory after genocide". The following report written by PhD candidate Katie Hodginson, describes, evaluates and outlines the key insights from the workshop. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Unknown 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/report-of-cambodia-conference/
 
Title Examining Interpretations of Civic National Values - Kenya Documentary 
Description A short documentary produced by the project team which offers insight into the Kenyan strand of the project. The documentary features young people from the project and interviews with the core research team. The film was uploaded on to the CTS website in September 2019 and will be embedded into a blog written by the project team. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Unknown how the video will be used by the project team. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=253&v=bUyQw-uhDpg
 
Title Examining interpretations of civic national values made by young people in post conflict settings (Nepal) 
Description This film provides an overview of the project workshops held in Nepal. It features footage from two schools: one urban; and one rural; their teachers, children and supporting CSO leaders that took part in the work. This film provides an understanding of their inputs and the initial impact of the project on children the teaching and learning methods of teachers and CSO supporters. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact On completion, this film was shown to both schools and children, teachers and CSOs involved in the work. CSOs and teachers (from the schools that took part) have begun to revise their approaches to pedogagy concering the teaching and learning of civic national values. These have now become more child-led. Teachers and CSO leaders are now applying Arts Based Methodologies as an alternative to rote-based teaching that was employed before. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/civil_national_values_kenya_nepal/
 
Title Exhibitions in Zimbabwe 
Description The graffitis produced by the youth have been exhibited in Bulawayo, Harare and Gweru. Midland state university hosted the exhibition in Gweru. Bulawayo exhibition took place at the National Art Gallery Harare exhibition took place in National Museum. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Through the multi-city exhibitions, awareness was raised on the challenges experienced by the Tonga youth, and other minority groups who are often segregated. Awareness was also raised of aspirations, youth potential, and the contribution they can make to the development of the country. During the engagement with various stakeholders at the exhibitions, youth expressed their desire to be accepted as part of the broader community of young people of Zimbabwe, raising the disadvantage of being geographically and structurally marginalised. Such engagements created opportunities for discussion on the challenges of policy and practice in providing opportunities to youth in disadvantaged and hard to access communities. The interaction among different stakeholders, including members of the community, contribute to epistemic justice and formation of public deliberation and dialogue on issues of youth marginalisation, and the need for inclusion and recognition, which was the objective of the project. The artefacts were useful in highlighting the major issues affecting the youth, and this created a dialogue with the audiences. The use of a creative arts method also allowed the youth the freedom of expression, and this confidence resulted from them working as a group and knowing that they are one voice. Therefore, the method adopted was useful in creating space for the youth, CSOs, researchers, and community to engage each other meaningfully. During the exhibitions, artists and managers of museums and galleries had also developed an awareness about what the indigenous youth like the Binga people can do, and they became more familiar and receptive to the idea of creating spaces for youth to be more engaged with the arts methods and representing indigenous people. 
 
Title Flip Korkier 
Description Mister Korkier grew up in Willowmore, where he says he had a tough upbringing. Now he is a vegetable farmer specialising in tomatoes, which he farms using hydro tunnels. He loves the lansdcape of the Karoo, and its unique flora, which he says can yield lots of useful medicinal products. He is opposed to fracking, even though on balance he says there might be some good things about it. What made up his mind was that the Karoo has a water crisis. There is not enough water for everybody. Fracking will affect the land that is supposed to be used for agriculture. Due to poverty and unemployment in the Karoo, there has to be job creation, but at what cost? He says that the land issue should have been dealt with years ago, but it never was, so now only 25 years later do we finally start talking about it 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/OWp4eluz9hA
 
Title Flip Pietersen Remembers the Baviaanskloof 
Description Flip Pietersen is a small scale farmer in his own back garden - but it wasn't always like that. He comes from a long line of farming families who were progressively pushed off land in the Baviaanskloof, until he was left in the township of Willowmore. He connects the sense of disconnection from the land to white dispossession - but he wants a future on the land for himself and his children. "The land was taken from us, and that's why it is important we must get it back" 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/7rN7R5U8acs
 
Title Forbidden Love Khmer Rouge Crimes 
Description Documentary | Khmer Rouge | Anlong Veng | Ta Mok | Prey Veng trainees are interning in Anlong Veng district and produce this short documentary about the historical dialogue between the next generation and the survivors of the war. Students receive basic training, video recording and short interviews taught by DC-Cam. Uploaded Sept 2018. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Forbidden Love Khmer Rouge Crimes has been shared on the Documentation Center of Cambodia YouTube Channel (8.77K subscribers) and viewed 338 times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-5jJkg4e0c&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Gavin Marlow 
Description Gavin Marlow is a small scale farmer who started out when he needed to take his son's mind off drugs, and wanted to pass on his passion for the land to him. He bought a pig and some small animals and saw his motivation increase. He says you need a focused mindset to stick it out as a farmer. Now, he worries that his farm could be contaminating water, and is seeking help to make it safer. He remembers the under white rule people were often driven from their own land on technicalities. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/0vBJYFc-DmM
 
Title Headphones (Mobile Arts for Peace) 
Description Headphones is a short film created by young people during a MAP workshop ran by Eric Kabera in April 2019. The film was recorded on mobile phones and edited using iMovie. The film was in contention for a mobile film submission for Eric Kabera's International Film Festival in August 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film has been shared on via MAP's official YouTube Channel and across social media. To date it has been viewed 19 times. Headphones has also been embedded in the latest MAP newsletter which is sent to partners across Rwanda and the UK. In Autumn 2019, MAP were invited to submit Headphones to the Hillywood Festival (Rwanda Film Festival). The film was accepted in the Panorama - Rwanda Special Visuals Category. The festival takes place 19th October to 26th October 2019. Rwanda Film Festival also known as Hillywood has established itself as the country's most important cultural event, but also one of Africa's most prestigious festivals. For 7 days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new local and international talents - http://rwandafilmfestival.net/theme-rff-2019/ 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSrLfHxTaOU&feature=youtu.be
 
Title IZAZOV 
Description Four films have been produced in collaboration with young activists from Bosnia, the UK and Italy, describing the problems facing the youth today. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Impact is in the produce of creative products that would otherwise not have been produced, and also in the visible change in the participants approach to creative work and society more generally. Planned next steps include dissemination of films to wider society. 
 
Title Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba - Women's Conference Performance 
Description The Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba project team analysed the interviews with their stakeholders produced up to 23 August 2019, and workshopped a theatre performance lasting about 20 minutes with Dr Aylwyn Walsh. The performance picked out the key themes of the interviews, and reflected back to the highly engaged audience some of the affective and analytical narrative moments that the team had found relevant in their work, building it into a powerful integrated story of land loss, reclamation, and protection. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This performance cemented the relationship between Youth-in-Power, SCLC, and other activist groups (including the important rural rights organisation Tshintsha Amakhaya) in activism that works at the intersection of landlessness and gender. The Conference brought together women from across the Karoo, many of whom expressed a wish to have Ilizwi bring their model and performance to their area, and to start similar projects themselves. 
 
Title Interactive Web Site - YouthLEAD (Colombia) 
Description Spanish-language web site (http://amplivoces.com) with the history of the project, affiliations, creative outputs (e.g., Digital PhotoVoice Exhibit: http://amplivoces.com/la-exhibicion) and impact of the Mobile PhotoVoice Exhibit and Public Engagement Event (30 Sept-4 Oct) at Fundacion Universidad Konrad Lorez (http://amplivoces.com/impacto-de-la-exhibicion), including qualitative and quantitative responses to the children's experiences and images. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact See http://amplivoces.com/impacto-de-la-exhibicion; the Mobile PhotoVoice Exhibit also remains the property of the CSO partner, Gestores de Paz in Cuidad Bolivar, Colombia. 
URL http://amplivoces.com
 
Title Interpretations of Civic National Values by Young People - The Kenyan Experience 
Description This film provides an overview of the project workshops held in Kenya. It features footage from two schools and their teachers, children and supporting CSO leaders that took part in the work. It provides an understanding of their inputs and initial impact of the project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact On completion, this film was shown to both schools and children, teachers and CSOs involved in the work. CSOs and teachers (from the schools that took part) have reframed their approaches to pedogagy concering the teaching and learning of civic national values. They are now applying Arts Based Methodologies as an alternative to rote-based teaching that was employed before. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/civil_national_values_kenya_nepal/
 
Title Introducing... Jan Bostander 
Description Jan Bostander is the chairperson of the small stock association committee of Merweville. He is clear that "the Karoo is about agriculture": water and growing food for people are intimately linked to the future of the land and the people. He is convinced that fracking will make the droughts worse. What needs to be done, in his opinion, is that small farmers like those on his committee need to be able to be part of problem-solving, part of providing food security and passing on farming methods and traditions to the generations to come. He is also passionate about renewable energy as a solution for youth employment, and for farming in the future. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/roDOC2ipvlU
 
Title Issie Christoffels 
Description Issie Christoffels loves the people of the Karoo. She remembers a hard youth, with very few opportunities: very few things to do, very little positive going on Today she is against fracking in the Karoo because of the impact it could have on farming. She wishes for more projects and spaces for development where young people can find sustainable things to do with their creativity and energy. She says young people can shine where they are. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/us3vB1w428I
 
Title Johannes van Rooyen - The Biogas Man 
Description Johannes van Rooyen is an agricultural entrepreneur who collects vegetable compost and animal dung to create biogas, which he says is the solution to sustainable land use in the Karoo. He explains to our team why he would rather see more biogas development than fracking in the Karoo - and it all has to do with water. He links the current struggles for land to historical dispossession by white farmers. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/Dd-ZiWfFyxk
 
Title Kosovo Project film 
Description Shot in Kosovo, the film features co-investigators Nita Luci and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers who explain their Phase 1 project (ACT) and their proof of concept project (Boom Zine), a qualitative research project that looks at the development of the rock and roll scene in Kosovo in the 1980s. The film features interviews with the young people leading on the proof of concept project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact To date the film has been viewed 353 times on Vimeo. It has been liked once and added to one collection. The film has been shared via the Changing the Story website and social media channels. 
URL https://vimeo.com/339739790
 
Title Lekay van Wyk 
Description Lekay van Wyk is a vegetable farmer from Merweville in the Great Karoo, west of Beaufort West. He lost his parents as a young man. He says there is lots of land that small-scale farmers like him could use, but they don't have access to it. Hundreds of plots of land are controlled by a handful of white farmers, while no Coloured farmers have a single plot. Instead, people have to live off social grants, a soup kitchen, and a small and an unproductive local vegetable garden. He insists the municipality intervenes to make land available for farming. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/16ZZ6lBIneo
 
Title MAP logo 
Description During a visit to Friends of the Children International School (January 2019) students created and presented drawings to the research team. One of those drawings was a flower by Ganza Daniella which was to became the new MAP logo. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Ganza Daniella's design is being used to brand the project as MAP expand through the provinces of Rwanda. The logo appears on MAP's official Twitter page, MAP's newsletter which is shared with partners across Rwanda and the Changing the Story website. Ganza Daniella was thanked officially by the MAP facilitators at an award ceremony on April 27th 2019. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/07/07/mobile-arts-for-peace-project-update/
 
Title Making of the Museum of Education 
Description The film sheds light on The Making of the Museum of Education' Phase 2 project in the words of Principal Investigator Linda Guisa. Linda takes the viewer on a tour of her former school, now the site of the museum. Uploaded July 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film has been viewed 19 times to date. 
URL https://vimeo.com/332472858
 
Title Making of the Museum of Education, Kosovo 
Description Added on behalf of Linda Gusia: Documentary film, interactive webpage, animation, music. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact To be provided by Linda Gusia 
 
Title Meet Dicardo Jantjies 
Description Dicardo has lived all his life around the Eastern and Western Cape, from Caledon to Port Elizabeth. He has a background in agriculture and related industries, but wanted to work for himself: that's why he got into farming. He is quick to warn against hasty and "emotional" decisions about land. He says it is a mistake to put people on farms without education, passion, and the proper financing. He wants to see a real plan based on skills in order to get people to manage larger farmers. Dicardo considers fracking as a competitor for access to land - the frackers will get the land first and then ruin it, so when they get it it will not be farmable. He says that white farmers teach their children about farming from a young age, and this is something Black people should start doing too, in the aftermath of colonialism. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/mVZ5VVG17cs
 
Title Mina George - Home Farmer 
Description Mina George is a small-scale farmer with vegetables and chickens in Willowmore. She grew up on a farm, and her parents laboured on farms. They decided to move into town for her education. Her story of eviction relates to her own daugter, who also worked on a farm and was kicked off and came to live in Mrs George's tiny 2-room, while her furniture had to go into the chicken coop because there was no space elsewhere. She cannot understand how the postapartheid government thinks about the size of the houses, and programmes like the the CWP and the EPWP which she says only impoverish poor people further. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/IUFxrPONOqk
 
Title Mini-museo (Mini-museum) in Potosi, Colombia 
Description YouthLEAD supporting the mentors of Gestores de Paz (Promoters of Peace) to host a community-event with the children using their initial photographs along with digital support. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Community attendance and support for the work of YouthLEAD. 
 
Title Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): Documentary 
Description This film provides an overview of the MAP project in Rwanda including interviews with project partners, young people, educators, parents and school children. Primarily, the film documents the impact of the project on the wider Rwandan society in terms of how MAP contributes to peacebuilding and informs the National Curriculum. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This film is used to inform the larger public concerning the function of MAP and has been shown to CSOs, Schools, and Government Institutions involved in the work. Additionally, it has been used in scoping visits prior to the implementation of MAP Network Plus in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal. In particular, it was screened at UNESCO Jakarta for ministers, UN officials and CSO representatives. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk2qMAuu3GI
 
Title Mobile Film: Amazing Dog (2019), entered into the Panorama category of the Hillywood International Film Festival, Rwanda 
Description The MAP Mobile Films that were created during the MAP Mobile Filmmaking workshop (March 2019) under the direction of Eric Kabera and Rwanda Cinema Centre were selected for the Hillywood International Film Festival (October 2019). http://rwandafilmfestival.net/. Amazing Dog - How might a dog help to promote tolerance? Filmed from the perspective of a dog, a family has to come to terms with their own internal relationships to open up their arms and hearts to their furry friend. Created by MAP participants: Hassan, Dorcas, Elia, Sandrine. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The mobile films were one of the first projects conducted between the Ubwuzu/MAP project and Rwanda Cinema Centre to provide capacity building through the training of filmmaking within rural areas. The Ubwuzu award provided a three-day training conducted in the Eastern Province with six Master Trainers and ten young people. The films premiered as part of the international festival in Kigali, Rwanda. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds
 
Title Mobile Film: Headphones (2019), entered into the Panorama category of the Hillywood International Film Festival, Rwanda 
Description The MAP Mobile Films that were created during the MAP Mobile Filmmaking workshop (March 2019) under the direction of Eric Kabera and Rwanda Cinema Centre were selected for the Hillywood International Film Festival (October 2019). http://rwandafilmfestival.net/. Headphones - Music can create another world and reality. But, what happens when such a material object is lost and found? How does the original object owner and the object finder balance between the need for an escape and the reality of everyday needs and desires? Created by Florence, Leonard, Assia, and Samuel. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The mobile films were one of the first projects conducted between the Ubwuzu/MAP project and Rwanda Cinema Centre to provide capacity building through the training of filmmaking within rural areas. The Ubwuzu award provided a three-day training conducted in the Eastern Province with six Master Trainers and ten young people. The films premiered as part of the international festival in Kigali, Rwanda. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds
 
Title Mobile Film: Telephone (2019), entered into the Panorama category of the Hillywood International Film Festival, Rwanda 
Description The MAP Mobile Films that were created during the MAP Mobile Filmmaking workshop (March 2019) under the direction of Eric Kabera and Rwanda Cinema Centre were selected for the Hillywood International Film Festival (October 2019). http://rwandafilmfestival.net/. Telephone: The telephone has become central to our communication and connection to the world. Yet, it is increasingly the object of jealousy, vanity and miscommunication. How might mobile phones create conflict alongside the intended aim for communication? Created by MAP participants: Jean Marie, Erick, and Jeanette. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The mobile films were one of the first projects conducted between the Ubwuzu/MAP project and Rwanda Cinema Centre to provide capacity building through the training of filmmaking within rural areas. The Ubwuzu award provided a three-day training conducted in the Eastern Province with six Master Trainers and ten young people. The films premiered as part of the international festival in Kigali, Rwanda. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds
 
Title Mobile Film: The Plate at School (2019), entered into the Panorama category of the Hillywood International Film Festival, Rwanda 
Description The MAP Mobile Films that were created during the MAP Mobile Filmmaking workshop (March 2019) under the direction of Eric Kabera and Rwanda Cinema Centre were selected for the Hillywood International Film Festival (October 2019). http://rwandafilmfestival.net/. The Plate at School: A plate or object has a story of its own. What kinds of conversations are conducted over food? How does food shape our everyday encounters? Created by MAP participants: Esther, Reuben, Germain, Leonard. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The mobile films were one of the first projects conducted between the Ubwuzu/MAP project and Rwanda Cinema Centre to provide capacity building through the training of filmmaking within rural areas. The Ubwuzu award provided a three-day training conducted in the Eastern Province with six Master Trainers and ten young people. The films premiered as part of the international festival in Kigali, Rwanda. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds
 
Title Mr Menzi 
Description Mr Booi Yekile Menzi was born in 1939, nine years before the National Party came to power and started formalising existing South African white supremacy under the apartheid laws. His whole youth was suffused with farming, which he remembers as the basis of his whole life and value system. Forcibly removed to a cramped township, his family's stocks were decimated. Sixty years later, he spends all his energy showing young people that there can be a future in farming for them. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/QKb3plsUUSI
 
Title Mr and Mrs Melapi Remember 
Description Mrs Melapi talks fondly of her and her husband's time on the farm, where they lived for many decades, working for a white family. When Old Man Retief died, his wife moved to Graaff-Reinet, taking Mrs Melapi with her as a servant. And when the farmer's widow retired to Jeffrey's Bay, Mrs Melaphi was left in Graaff-Reinet with no income except her small state pension. Now, all her and her husband want is some compensation in recognition of a lifetime of service. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/D3McENVgyB4
 
Title Mrs A. Jaftha from Ryneveldt Primary 
Description Mrs Jaftha was brought up in a strict home, to value the things they had, even the things they got for free. She remembers her childhood as a time of playing in the streets, a time of freedom. She loves the Karoo sunsets and sunrises. She has a lot of trust in the people of the town and the municipality. Still, she is against fracking because of impact she says it will have on water resources: she would rather see the land sustained than exploited, even if it creates work opportunities. She hopes for more recreation centres for young people. Wishes there were a Drive-In (like there used to be) - and space for a proper mall so that people don't have to drive so far to the cities. She also argues that subsistence farming and access to land adds to your value and your pride as a South African. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/66qwGfJBMao
 
Title My Congo My Story Exhibition 
Description The 'My Congo My Story' Exhibition ran from 4th July to 6th August at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre. My Congo My Story is a participatory exhibit that showcases the stories of ten individuals, displaced from the DRC and ending up in Johannesburg, in their own words with their own illustrations. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The exhibition was a South-South Collaboration between 10 participants from the Congo, a digital expert from the Philippines and a South African designer. According to the lead researcher, the experience provided an opportunity for those involved to reflect on the similarities and experiences of their particular experiences. The exhibition received national media coverage in South Africa, featuring an interview from lead researcher Ayesha Siddiqi. The opening event was attended by 60-70 people, including diplomats and staff from various NGOs. The research team put up two pin boards for people to "participate" in the exhibition through the questions and challenges they had put up on these boards. Both the boards had around 100 notes stuck on them by the end of the exhibition. 5-6 different school groups attended the exhibition. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-AnHivXShg&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Neville van Rooy remembers the "Karretijie Mense" 
Description Neville van Rooy traces his heritage to the KhoeKhoe people who worked on settler farms, using donkey carts ("karretjies") to move on once the seasonal work, such as shearing, was done. They were the "Karretjie Mense" (cart people) of the Karoo. Neville's ancestors settled up in Murraysburg, where his parents made ends meet living and working on farms. Neville highlights that for his family self-worth never came from working for white people -- but from connecting with the land. They knew all the herbs and plants for medicine and food. Neville longs to go back to that lifestyle, to reclaiming the knowledge and the knowledge systems of the hunter-gatherers that colonialism attempted to erase through dispossession and genocide. "I am hungry to learn about those medicines" he says, and points to the importance of connecting the new generation to their KhoeKhoe heritage. Neville says: "Our culture is a culture of passing on stories from one generation to the next". 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/bL8d61toYLw
 
Title Noleen Fourie Remembers... 
Description When Noleen was young she would go hiking and swimming with her parents, and felt a deep connection with nature. To this day she loves the Karoo's lack of pollution, and the wide open spaces, even though the encroachment of city people has started to change it for her She believes you can still find old-time values in the Karoo, and says she prefers to raise her children here. You can still walk around, it is a protected environment. But, she says, it is not being developed properly! New housin 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/PR6ChNYk-Yo
 
Title Online photography exhibition of Apr 2017 Anlong Veng Peace Tours 
Description The Documentation Centre of Cambodia took a series of photographs documenting the week-long Anlong Veng Peace Tour in April 2018 in Anlong Veng, where Changing the Story members Prof. Paul Cooke, Dr. Peter Manning and Dr. Ly Sok-Kheang were combining this with a participatory video project for the tour students to support the ongoing tours. The tours are funded by USAID, the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The online exhibition (via google photos) was shared widely with funding partners. 
URL https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOcTqZRjbHPbrTPnQ4gUJA0TOgrX0Hp2PFIgajyQnEU7PdbOGgkVI8mXU55HCmU...
 
Title Oom Piet Dolleys from Richmond 
Description Oom Piet Dolleys grew up on Ryk Meiring's farm near Richmond, and vividly remembers growing up quite literally between the goats. His familty was thrown off the land, because the farmer did not want oom Piet's father to work there any more. They landed up in a small house-for-rent in Graaff Reinet, and oom Piet has now been staying in the suburb of Mandela Park for 20 years, where he farms with merino sheep. While he says he has started his farm off small, with access to a limited pocket of land, he wants to expand in the future, including to farming pigs and cattle. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/1eyM6sF618E
 
Title P1 ACT (Kosovo) blog, overview over ACT - Arts, critical thinking & active citizenship (P1 project, Kosovo) 
Description Introductory blog including film footage of participatory workshops delivered and artistic productions (animation films) 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Nita Luci, Co-I of University of Prishtina University, was called on the Kosovo ministerial commission which conducted a blind review of the Education textbooks (6th grade) in Kosovo and reviewed the new National Curricula textbooks from 2018 - 2019. She was also called as Senior Expert drafting the Human Development action plan for Kosovo's Programme for Gender Equality 2020 - 2024 (Agency for Gender Equality, Kosovo Government), which included a critical review of the situation of education, health, media, culture (i.e. objectives, activities, indicators for all field) in line with Kosovo's Development Strategy and the SDGs. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/act-kosovo/
 
Title P1 ACT (Kosovo), blog introducing Theory of Change 
Description This blog, written by Nita Luci and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, introduces the original Theory of Change and research design of ACT ('Arts, critical thinking and active citizenship'). 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Nita Luci, Co-I of University of Prishtina University, was called on the Kosovo ministerial commission which conducted a blind review of the Education textbooks (6th grade) in Kosovo and reviewed the new National Curricula textbooks from 2018 - 2019. She was also called as Senior Expert drafting the Human Development action plan for Kosovo's Programme for Gender Equality 2020 - 2024 (Agency for Gender Equality, Kosovo Government), which included a critical review of the situation of education, health, media, culture (i.e. objectives, activities, indicators for all field) in line with Kosovo's Development Strategy and the SDGs. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2018/05/18/act-arts-critical-thinking-active-citizenship-in-kos...
 
Title P1 ACT (Kosovo), blog introducing Zine Boom (proof of concept) 
Description Written by Rina Krasniqi, artist name 'Lirindja', BOOM Concerts in 1980s Kosovo, this blog introduces the Zine Boom project including historical research, as commissioned, following an open call, as ACT's proof-of-concept project. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This project provided the basis for piloting innovative pedagogical methodologies including arts-based participatory methods. These now are further developed and tested in the P2 Kosovo ReSpace and Museum projects. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/04/29/boom-concerts-in-1980s-kosovo/
 
Title P1 Colombia: ASÍ VEN LA PAZ LOS JÓVENES DE LAS ZONAS EN CONFLICTO vídeo 
Description Film providing an overview of the project and how to work with young people to understand their approach to peace. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The film has been shared locally via Universidad de los Andes to raise awareness of the project and its learning, and also internationally via the CTS website, and has had 331 views on YOuTube. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Qcj3wFBO8
 
Title P1 Kosovo ACT: "This-is-how-we-ended-too-What?" 
Description As part of the Kosovo-Strand's CtS phase I, ACT, young Kosovoar artists and researchers Rina Krasniqi, Lura Limani and Bardhi Halit - in research collaboration with, and curated by - the Centre for Contemporary Art, Prishtina, exhibited their work on the BOOM Festival (1982-1987), as commissioned proof of concept project known as 'Zine Boom'. Called "This is how we ended too. What?", this exhibition featured selected archival material, film material and the showcasing of sung and written word - aimed at exploring the period that led up to inter-ethnic segregation and war in Kosovo during the 1990s, in relation to alternative spaces and critical voices available for young people and their social, artistic, cultural productions amidst escalating political developments in Kosovo during the 1980s. "This is how we ended too. What?" borrows its name from the verses of "Kajranfili" - the most popular song by BANKROTT (Text and melody: Leka; Arrangement: Bankrott; Solo guitar: Agron; Bass guitar: Valbon; Rhythm guitar and voice: Leka; Drums: Fatos, Cello: Antonio; Back vocals: Ardita). BANKROTT was created in 1983. The exhibition run from 26/06 - 26/07/2019; with visiting hours Tuesday - Friday, 16:00 - 18:00. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The exhibition was public and open, seen by an estimated 100 visitors, including visitors at the launch on 26th June; (for further impact, see Zine Boom workshop and book launch in March 2020). 
URL http://www.stacion.org/en/This-is-how-we-ended-too-What
 
Title P1 Kosovo ACT: Critical Review 
Description ACT: Arts, Critical Thinking and Active Citizenship in Kosovo, Critical Review (report, 57pp), titled: "We are all drop-outs" Creating informal spaces of engagement in Kosovo. Written by the project's postdoc research assistants Lura Pollozhani and Hajrulla Çeku; edited by the co-Investigators (P1 Kosovo Strand leads): Nita Luci and Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Nita Luci, Co-I of University of Prishtina University, was called on the Kosovo ministerial commission which conducted a blind review of the Education textbooks (6th grade) in Kosovo and reviewed the new National Curricula textbooks from 2018 - 2019. She was also called as Senior Expert drafting the Human Development action plan for Kosovo's Programme for Gender Equality 2020 - 2024 (Agency for Gender Equality, Kosovo Government), which included a critical review of the situation of education, health, media, culture (i.e. objectives, activities, indicators for all field) in line with Kosovo's Development Strategy and the SDGs. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/resources/cts-publications/act-critical-review/
 
Title P1 South Africa: Travelling exhibition for Changemakers Programme 
Description The key aid of the CMP is a travelling exhibition about genocide in general as well as the case studies of the Holocaust and Rwanda. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This exhibition has been used extensively in the different countries in libraries, schools and universities, and helped the success of the CMP, leading to its rollout amongst a number of African countries. 
 
Title P2 Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba project video 
Description Principle Investigator Scott Burnett of the Phase 2 South Africa Project presents the aims, context and team behind Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The film has been shared via the Changing the Story website and social media channels. Since being uploaded on 12 July 2019, the film has been viewed 22 times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1VUJDBLso0
 
Title Papa Levi Speaks 
Description Papa Levi is a practicing Rastafarian. He explains how colonialism broke ancient connections with land, knowledge, ownership, and dignity, to separate Black people from what is rightfully theirs. He traces his lineage to his clan and family line, but now he worries that while his family has kept some traditions alive he must motivate young people to listen to him, as there is a danger of the chain of generations being broken now by a generation that "just wants to have fun". As a Rastafarian Papa Eli believes in living in harmony with nature, of preserving the balances of oxygen and water, and for those reasons he is opposed to plan to frack the Karoo. "We believe in keeping the world green, we are guardians of the Nature, we are disciplined in coming to Nature". He expresses suspicion of GMOs as a white agricultural technology contributing to the bad health of Black people: the future, he says, is in organic healthy food grown by Black people on their own land. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/GZ8w09oR25A
 
Title Phase 1 Critical Review: The Anlong Veng Peace Tours 
Description As part of Changing the Story's Phase One activities in Cambodia, this critical review and project reflection explores the use of arts within attempts to redress and remember experiences of the Khmer Rouge, with a particular focus on the varying participatory and educational methods employed therein. We necessarily and deliberately employ a broad definition of 'participation' in order to sensitise readers to the variety of ways participation has been integrated and mobilised in the work of both state and civil society led initiatives. The critical review then turns to reflect on the work of Changing the Story through our collaboration with the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam). Specifically, we seek to draw lessons from the introduction of participatory filmmaking approaches to DC-Cam's Anlong Veng Peace Tours initiatives from April to December 2018. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Unknown 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/110/2019/09/CAM-critical-review-2.pdf
 
Title Phase 1 Critical Review: The Arts of Survival (English Translation) Phase 1 Critical Review: The Arts of Survival (English Translation) 
Description Written by Alejandro Castillejo Cuellar and investigators Alex Sierra and Juanita Frankey, the following critical review of the Phase 1 Colombia project Tales of the Future: Senses, Creativity and the Arts of Survival in Colombia discusses the need to put forward itinerant methodological proposals centring on testimonial experiences as means of articulating possible futures. Translated to Spanish. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Shared via the CTS website and Twitter account as a resource. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/the-arts-of-survival-english-translation/
 
Title Phase 1 Critical Review: The Changemakers 
Description In March 2018, Prof Chaya Herman, Dr Charity Meki-Kombe and Prof Stuart Taberner conducted a critical evaluation and review of Changing the Story Phase 1 project 'The Change-makers.' The report comprises of three sections: The context around The Change-makers programme, critical evaluation and review report, and finally, the Change-makers programme roll out through 'train the trainer' workshops report, providing an in-depth and fascinating insight into, and evaluation of, one of Changing the Story's original projects. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Unknown 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/resources/cts-publications/sa-critical-review-2/
 
Title Phase One Critical Review: Mobile Arts for Peace (Rwanda) 
Description As part of Changing the Story's Phase One Activities is Rwanda this critical review and project reflection maps out the work of the project taking place in both public and private spaces in relation to the use of art in fostering peacebuilding in post-genocide Rwanda. The aim of the critical review is to record convergences, synergies and challenges within the Mobile Arts for Peace project (MAP). The critical review is comprised of a youth report, teachers report and an artist report and outlines the methodologies used, as well as the influence and impact of the project on each group. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Shared via the CTS website and Twitter account as a resource. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/map-critical-review/
 
Title Phase One Critical Review: The Future is Unwritten (Colombia) 
Description Written by Dr Simon Dancey and Emily Morrison this critical review of the Phase One Colombia project explores what is known about social imaginaries in Colombia in existing literature and how the imaginary affects the practical projects of those working through culture to achieve social and cultural aims (with a focus on young people), analysed through the voices of an investigation interviewing cultural actors from across Colombia. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Shared via the CTS website and Twitter account as a resource. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/colombia-critical-review/
 
Title Praxis Digital Lecture Series - Heritage and Policy - Hana Morel 
Description Footage of the Keynote presentation from Hana Morel (UCL) at the Heritage and Policy Event in December 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Shared via the CTS website, Twitter account and Youtube account. The idea was to make the presentation accessible to global partners and those that were unable to attend the event in person. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmGVHfoeJYY
 
Title Praxis in a Minute 
Description Stuart Taberner (Principal Investigator) introduces Praxis: Arts and Humanities for Global Challenges. Watch Stuart talk about the project's aims, the four main research areas the project will be focusing on (heritage, conflict and displacement, resilience and global health), and the series of events Praxis will be hosting over the next 3 years. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Shared via the CTS website, YouTube and Twitter account. 
URL https://vimeo.com/366607421
 
Title Renshord Christmas Remembers 
Description Renshord Christmas knows just about everything about nature and farming there is to know. Though he works now with a small garden and faces serious water problems, he knows the details of farming with cattle, cutting lucerne, checking on the animals, and preventing worms. He grew up on Manie Schoeman's farm at Vetlaagte, whose 7 camps and 9 fields he remembers in detail. As with many white farms, everybody staying on the farm was expected to work for the farmer or be evicted. When his grandfather could no longer work, the whole family had to leave the farm. The farmer loaded up their things and dropped them off at the crossroads. They had no plan for what to do. Mr Christmas remembers the pain of his siblings and grandparents. His hope for the future of the Karoo is that land reform will come in time for more farms to be given to "bruinmense" (so-called "Coloured" and Black people). 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/y2Nfz3J60Go
 
Title Sidney Jafta: Far From Home 
Description Sidney Jafta is a small-scale farmer working with pigs, sheep, and goats, even though he does not own the land he farms on. He is negotiating with the municipal council to rent it officially and pay for water and rates. All he wants is for the land to be shared. He points out that the most profitable land was taken under white rule, and now white farmers sit on huge tracts of land while Black farmers are stuck in cramped townships without access to good farming land. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/-0dqcXg5Q_k
 
Title Sinethemba Makanya music performance 
Description As part of our celebration event for the project, one of our key South Africa partners - musician and theatre practitioner Sinethemba Makanya - gave a short interactive musical performance prior to introducing their films. it was performed at The Carriageworks Studio Theatre as part of the event. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Audiences commented that the presence of live performance in the celebration event by the partners involved influenced the way they understood how and why the films had been made and the approach the project had taken. 
URL https://www.facebook.com/pg/worldcinemasatleeds/photos/?tab=album&album_id=709512039243027
 
Title Sipho Mbotya 
Description Mr Mbotya was raised by his grandparents in Graaff-Reinet when the streets were just dust: he remembers a childhood in "kortbroekie en kaalvoet" (shorts and barefoot). Even in those dusty streets people were still herding livestock. Before and after school he was responsible for taking the goats out to graze and back. He remembers when the apartheid government started implementing the Group Areas Act in 1952, and they tried to separate "Coloured" people to Kroonvale and to leave Xhosa people in uMasizakhe township. His concerns have always been urban, as long as he remembers, as his was never a farming family. And today those are the things that bother him: the potholes in the road, the water wasted in leaking pipes, and the lack of nicely developed spaces for young people to have space to play and have fun. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/udaJw4RZdxY
 
Title Telephone (Mobile Arts for Peace) 
Description Telephone is a short film created by young people during a MAP workshop ran by Eric Kabera in April 2019. The film was recorded on mobile phones and edited using iMovie. The film was in contention for a mobile film submission for Eric Kabera's International Film Festival in August 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact In Autumn 2019, MAP were invited to submit Telephone to the Hillywood Festival (Rwanda Film Festival). The film was accepted in the Panorama - Rwanda Special Visuals Category. The festival takes place 19th October to 26th October 2019. Rwanda Film Festival also known as Hillywood has established itself as the country's most important cultural event, but also one of Africa's most prestigious festivals. For 7 days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new local and international talents - http://rwandafilmfestival.net/theme-rff-2019/ 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEsHLsXcZ40&feature=youtu.be
 
Title That was nice but so what? Participatory Arts and Sustainable Development 
Description The film was edited and produced by Prof. Paul Cooke and summarises the discussions, presentations and key issues raised in our Sadler seminar "Participatory Arts, International Development and National Cultural Identities". 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The film has been a useful tool in providing future prospective partners or collaborators with an overview of our projects and priorities with regards to this subject. 
URL https://vimeo.com/221717410
 
Title The Plate at School (Mobile Arts for Peace) 
Description The Plate at School is a short film created by young people during a MAP workshop ran by Eric Kabera in April 2019. The film was recorded on mobile phones and edited using iMovie. The film was in contention for a mobile film submission for Eric Kabera's International Film Festival in August 2019. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact In Autumn 2019, MAP were invited to submit The Plate at School to the Hillywood Festival (Rwanda Film Festival). The film was accepted in the Panorama - Rwanda Special Visuals Category. The festival takes place 19th October to 26th October 2019. Rwanda Film Festival also known as Hillywood has established itself as the country's most important cultural event, but also one of Africa's most prestigious festivals. For 7 days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new local and international talents - http://rwandafilmfestival.net/theme-rff-2019/ 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciFOrH5eIzM&feature=youtu.be
 
Title The Power of Art: Empowering Young People infographic 
Description The infographic is a visual representation of the achievements on the project 'Supporting Vulnerable Children to become Youth Leaders in South Africa', a collaboration between Changing the Story, the Bishop Simeon Trust and the National Association of Child Care Workers. The project worked with 8 safe parks and 500 children. 40 workshops were delivered and children reported an increase in confidence (7% on average). 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The infographic has been shared with the projects funders (GCRF) and via Changing the Story and partner social media channels. 
 
Title Tommy Gerwer - Belongings Under a Tree 
Description Tommy Gerwer has persisted with farming even after retirement. Because stock theft is high, he farms lucerne. He was born on a farm in the 1950s that his farmer started working on in 1930. Mr Gerwer is clear that the idea that It's difficult to farm in the "vaal" (dun-coloured) Karoo is a "white version" of the landscape. He remembers how his father had secret places and gardens, and how there was no shortage of water if you know how to farm. He says angora goats, which need very little water, are the white gold of South Africa. He says it was a great experience to grow up on a farm and work on a farm. He left school in 1970, and worked with his father for five years until he passed away in August 1975. That December his mother and him were evicted from the farm. Exactly 40 years later in New South Africa he was again evicted. As a member of the ANC he understands why the idea of fracking would be attractive, but warns that it's a dangerous thing There might be job creation, but it won't be long-term jobs and the danger of fracking is outweighs the benefits. He says that the loveliness of the Karoo is what we have to work with, the health factor, our plants and our animals that's should be our main concern, not fracking. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/Ca5jQiNVLqQ
 
Title Tuzla, City of Salt by Bahtijara Hodžic 
Description The film is about Tuzla, city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It used be a developed industrial city, proud of its multiethnic existence. Even during the time of overwhelming ethnic nationalist policies, Tuzla never accepted anything that separated people. The film is about the struggles of the city, and the question whether Tuzla maintained the spirit of openness in a country which is in a long-lasting crisis?! 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact to come 
URL https://izazov.org/films
 
Title Umasizkhe Stories: Deon Kapel 
Description Deon Kapel is 36 years old and still lives with his grandmother. He feels cramped and frustrated without access to land. He wants to be able to make a living on the land. He was born and raised in uMasizakhe township in Graaff-Reinet, where he and his siblings occupy a tiny house where his grandmother raised them. He has been pushing the municipality for decent housing and land for years - and getting no response. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/6oGd9odsBfs
 
Title Voicing Hidden Histories: Participatory Filmmaking, Advocacy & International Development 
Description A short film providing an overview of the activities and outcomes that have happened with groups in South Africa, India and Brazil as part of the Voicing Hidden Histories project. Password for viewing (this will be made public in the New Year): VHH17 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Film premiered at Leeds International Film Festival as part of the 'Activist Film conference' coorganised by LIFF, Radical Film Network and UoL which is listed in the official brochure. 
URL https://vimeo.com/241709406
 
Title Voicing Hidden Histories: Participatory Filmmaking, Advocacy and International Development 
Description This film, which features footage from the films created by each group as well as interviews with project members, was edited by Prof. Paul Cooke to provide an overview of the Voicing Hidden Histories project and outputs. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The film was screened at Leeds International Film Festival, and has also been screened internationally. 
URL https://vimeo.com/241709406
 
Title Wild Horses: A film by Berina Porca 
Description Three stories of people coping with the absence of their loved ones, who left Bosnia to look for a better life. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact to come 
URL https://izazov.org/films
 
Title Working Paper #5 Curriculum for Music, Dance and Drama in Rwanda Working Paper #5 Curriculum for Music, Dance and Drama in Rwanda 
Description This working paper examines the use of interdisciplinary arts-based approaches to peacebuilding through the Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project in Rwanda. The authors of this essay will provide an overview of the project design and research methodologies of MAP; serving as a reflection of creative approaches in conflict transformation processes to strengthen individual and community-level tolerance for paradox and ambiguity. This reflection process is being used to inform our knowledge and understanding of how MAP might contribute to the subject of Music, Dance and Drama in the National Curriculum Framework of Rwanda. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Shared via the CTS website and Twitter account as a resource. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/transnational-justice/
 
Title Working Paper Mobilising Histories: Dark pasts - brighter futures? (Jan 2019) 
Description "Dark pasts - brighter futures? Mobilising histories of discrimination, persecution and genocide to make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals". The legacy of traumatic pasts - including internal displacement, war and genocide - is one of the most serious obstacles to development in post-conflict states. The Mobilising Histories workshop, which was organised by the University of Leeds and the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, and supported through the UK Global Challenges Research Fund, brought together academics and practitioners (from NGOs and civil society organisations), to learn from each other, and share their experience of devising arts interventions that mobilise 'dark pasts' to promote social justice agendas. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Unknown 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/mobilising_histories_final/
 
Title Working Paper. Arts based research practices and alternatives (June 2018) 
Description "Arts-based research practices and alternatives: Reflections on workshops in Uganda and Bangladesh" by Ruth Kelly and Emilie Flower. "In July 2017, two groups of academics, artists and activists held research workshops in Kampala and in Dhaka to explore how art could help us imagine and inhabit new ways of being, feeling and knowing, opening space to begin to articulate alternatives. We worked from the premise that imagination is not just something we have; it's something we generate together, through shared experiences, languages and ideas; through image, stories, dance, and music. Tapping into the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the places we come from, participants used art to experience the world differently and to dream up visions of a more just and sustainable world. [...] In this working paper, we (Emilie Flower and Ruth Kelly) situate, describe and reflect on the two three-day workshops in Kampala, Uganda and Dhaka Bangladesh. We explore whether and how arts-based research practices can disrupt dominant ways of knowing and performing 'development,' allowing activists and practitioners to explore different ways of knowing and to identify and articulate alternatives". 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Unknown 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/wps3-kelly-and-flower/
 
Title Xolile Speelman 
Description Xolile Speelman describes the experience of growing up in the Karoo as "rewarding" - he says thgat as a young man he got his history from "illiterate" parents who were nevertheless much more informed than people of today. Compared to how he lived when he was younger, and where he is now, Xolile describes a history characterized by goodwill between people. Most of all ge describes a clean past, where he went swimming in clean, clean water... It was a subsistence society dependent on natural resources, where women collected dung to coat the floors of houses, ensuring a lifestyle that was clean and neat. Today, he feels that the government encourages people to dirty the land more and more, to teach children to play with the rubbish on street corners. He hopes that the founding principles of the country will eventually be implemented. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/U0wI23Kppxs
 
Title Zamuxolo Matha - Youth Talks 
Description Umasizakhe born and bred social activist and co-founder of Youth-in-Power Zamuxolo Matha thinks that private ownership of natural resources if a form of blasphemy: to turn somegthing that is meant for everybody into a commodity, so that you can restrain others from using it, is exploitation. He also articulates the way this plays out in Graaff-reinet as a form of environmental racism: access to land and water translates into people's ability to take care of their personal hygiene, and other personal and psychological needs. Young people end up living with their parents, to the extent that there are houses wth 3-4 generations under one very small roof. The people of Masizakhe don't have access to the wide open spaces with their clean air, vegetation, and agricultural grandeur most people associate with the Karoo. Zamu wants to be an ever more active part of involving young people in improving their lives in the Karoo. Youth need to get more organised at all levels of civil society, getting into businesses, getting into the correct forum. Become entrepreneurs in order to leave a legacy for the next generation. As he says, the status quo is that 60 year-olds are deciding for 20-year olds: "These people had their own revolution it's done, it's over for them: now we need our own". 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/GXrmJGpalx4
 
Title Zuko Kedamile... Radical Narratives 
Description Zuko Kedamile is an activist and co-founder of Youth-in-Power who wants to draw people's attention to the untold history of Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in the country. He reminds us of 1985, when people were forcibly removed to Khayelitsha in Graaff-Reinet from Adendorp. They were moved from much larger plots to smaller ones, and into houses filled with asbestos in. Today it frustrates him to have to sit down and engage nicely with people who took the land without engagement, and pushed people into such terrible circumstances. He is very skeptical of the idea of the Rainbow Nation, which seems to have meant that South Africa has not having a proper conversation about reparations. People want the land, they need the land, and they are identifying land to occupy. Zuko stays passionate about the people of the Karoo, who he says are so unique. Every day they challenge him to think more and more about the town itself. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact All interviews contributed to amplifying the voices of poor and landless people telling the stories of the land. For our project team these stories served as the input for their analysis both in workshop and in theatrical form. 
URL https://youtu.be/bE622qqeCZ8
 
Title Šta onda? A film by Hana Hasanefendic 
Description The film is a youthful, rebellious and cynical critique of B&H's national mentality. From the very beginning the film criticizes the way our youthful generations were raised. The film ridicules the way generations have been raised in the country, however sincerely questions the outcomes of having a careless, and corrupted nation. Although the film begins as a critique, it ends with an open question left to be interpreted by every young individual in the country. Every generation has their own share of time, but one day our time will come, too! 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact to come 
URL https://izazov.org/films
 
Description In Year 2 (October 2018- September 19) Changing the Story (CTS) has primarily focussed on selecting and supporting the delivery and implementation of 17 projects that build on the findings of our phase one research and proof of concept projects. This has led us to expand our work into 13 countries in total, distributing £810, 043.31 in grant funding.

CTS' commissioned projects engaged over 700 workshop participants during this time, building links with 63 new partner organisations and, along with the core CTS team, producing 49 artistic products in the process. Other key outputs from year 2 included the publication of 5 critical reviews from Phase 1 of the project on our website, 1 co-edited book published by Routledge, Participatory Arts in International Development' (ed. by Paul Cooke and Inés Soria-Donlan) featuring chapters from CTS Co-Investigators amongst others, 25 blogs, and a range of other online resources.

These digital outputs, as well as expanded capacity in the team thanks to additional funding, and a continued focus on developing our relationships with our growing network, have all contributed to the programme's increased visibility in the field of participatory arts and international development. This is reflected, inter alia, in our increased follower community on Twitter, the website and Youtube, positioning CTS as a key resource for the wider community. CTS activities have also been profiled on local and national TV and press in a range of countries.



CTS has also supported its user community through the delivery of 6 CTS network events during Year 2, engaging with 1,031 attendees. These workshops have resulted in a range of outcomes, including increased interdisciplinarity engagement across the project, new partnerships and project ideas developed across the network, and unanticipated outputs (such as the development of a co-edited book organised independently by ECR grantees of CTS).



As CTS' projects continue to evolve, we are also starting to see policy impact emerge from our Phase 1 projects, particularly with regards to the integration of informal education approaches into formal education structures in Rwanda and Kosovo. Proof of concept projects delivered in Rwanda and South Africa have also been successful in efforts to sustain approaches through increased scaling up their approaches; the South African 'Changemakers Programme' having now been delivered in Nigeria, Mozambique, the Gambia, Mauritius and South Africa, with plans to expand into Kenya, Namibia and Senegal in 2020.



CTS has been acknowledged by partners as 'an excellent example of a Network running smoothly' and continues to support partners to proactively mitigate institutional challenges to project implementation wherever possible.



Having started the year with a Leeds-based team of two people (the PI and PM, plus support from our post-award team), CTS has successfully integrated five new staff members into the core team - Praxis PI Stuart Taberner (already a Co-Investigator on CTS), Praxis Project Officer Lauren Wray, Praxis Post Doctorate Researcher Deena Dajania, Safeguarding Project Development Officer Tony Cegielka and CTS Postgraduate Researcher Katie Hodgkinson - helping to strengthen CTS' values-based approach in listening and responding to our growing network (currently at 129 partnerships) through our research and practice. One example of this has been the establishment of our Mobility Fund for Global South grantees (researchers, practitioners and young people).



Praxis launched in January 2019. Since then and until the end of the current reporting period highlights include:

Co-producing conferences organised by CTS in Cambodia in March 2019 and, in collaboration with another of Cooke's projects, CE4AMR, in Nepal in June 2019.

Developing interactive exercises ("Engaging with Policy and Policymakers" and "Working in Communities") to generate new insight into project experiences and potential for scalability of impact.

Publication of blogposts drawing on the learning from the Nepal exercises it facilitated.

Consolidation of a programme and timeline for 2019-2021 that addresses the breadth of the AHRC-GCRF portfolio by identifying four thematic clusters: Heritage (December 2019-February 2020); Conflict & Displacement (September-November 2020); Resilience (January-March 2020); Health (September-November 2020). For each of the thematic clusters Praxis will host two Learning Events and one Nexus Event.

Cohort-building for the theme Heritage. This was based on GTR searches as well as the support of Challenge Leaders and Portfolio Managers in identifying further projects that did not appear in GTR searches. Praxis contacted identified projects and scheduled interviews with 22 of them within the reporting period.

Engagement for Heritage events by 31 GCRF projects and 11 Newton projects, showing the relevance of the project's priorities to the wider national portfolio.

Supporting projects by connecting researchers across innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations. Two groups of researchers that Praxis introduced to each other (on heritage and mental health) have gone on to submit a bid for further funding together.
Exploitation Route We hope our research will be of benefit to the communities with whom we are working and also to policy makers at regional, national and transnational levels.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description Over the course of Year 1, the Changing the Story team has undertaken 5 critical reviews of current youth-focussed participatory arts and heritage work, looking at the work of around 200 programmes across our 5 case-study countries. This has led to the development and delivery of 5 'proof of concept' projects that have collectively engaged over 400 young people in a series of innovative pilot projects exploring the legacy of the past on their everyday lives. In each context, we have investigated how such work is shaped by the specific legacy of conflict, on the one hand, and by the type of organisation we have been working with, on the other (which are of different sizes and operate in a variety of socio-political contexts). In Colombia, we have worked with young people in isolated communities that tend to eschew engagement with formal CSOs (e.g. along the Atrato river on the pacific coast). Here we have supported informal groups to produce 'sonic biographies', the aim of which has been to find new ways of challenging mainstream international development discourses and generating community debates that can support young people to 'imagine' new, post-conflict identities for themselves. In Kosovo, we have been working with organisations that, although of a larger scale than the groups in Colombia, are often similarly critical of state-endorsed organisations. Here the focus has been on the work of artists, who have themselves driven the co-production of a proof of concept project, alongside academics from a range of disciplines (social work, social anthropology, history, politics, sociology, IR). In this case, the aim has been to explore how different artistic practices can support active engagement with young people in 'hard to reach' communities. In Rwanda, the approach to exploring art practices is similar to Kosovo. However, here the team has developed the 'Mobile Arts for Peace' project, to support more formal institutions, exploring the extent to which participatory arts can be used to develop a national 'creative curriculum' for Rwandan schools that can, in turn, support critical reflection on the past. Here we have been working in partnership with the Rwanda Board of Education. In Cambodia we have also been in partnership with policy actors (DC Cam) to investigate how participatory methods can both challenge monological readings of Cambodia's past, and enhance the skills offered by DC Cam's national teacher- training programme. Finally, in South Africa the project has developed a more explicitly comparative dimension than in other strands, through its work with the 'Change Makers Programme' (CMP). This is a human-rights education programme, created in partnership with the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation and Aegis Trust, that uses a series of case studies, relevant to the particular context of delivery, to support youth-leadership development in order to promote pluralism and tackle extremism. This project is being rolled out across and beyond the country. Thus, we have also explored how the CMP methodology can be adapted to Nigeria, Senegal, Mozambique and Gambia. Along side this we have developed our work with the Bishop Simeon Trust to develop their youth leadership programme. This is now being rolled out nationally in partnership with the South African National Association of Child Care Workers. In addition to this work, we have run three major international conferences, in Leeds, Johannesburg and London. These have provided invaluable spaces for reflection on the project's core research findings and dissemination of work in progress. The most recent of these was an early career researcher event that we delivered in partnership with the British Council. This focussed on the co-production of a funding call for grants up to £30K, for which participants are currently applying. We received 106 applications to attend the workshop from eligible colleagues based in 34 different countries, interested in working in 50 different ODA post-conflict countries. 58% of applicants were based in ODA countries. Results from our work are beginning to appear in print. This includes an edited volume, Participatory Arts in International Development (ed. by Cooke and Soria-Donlan, Routledge, 2019). We have also produced numerous blogs and films, available on our project website (changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk). One of our films (Phendulani https://vimeo.com/257217658) has been nominated for and won several awards. We have invested significant effort this year into developing our digital presence, seeking to embed our work within a wider network of academics, NGOs, CSO and policy makers. This is part of our broader effort to connect Changing the Story with cognate projects, drawing out synergies, and sharing learning across and beyond the AHRC's GCRF portfolio. Thus, again in partnership with the British Council, we organised a meeting for a number of GCRF projects to explore ways of working more closely together. We look forward to developing this strand of work during the rest of the project.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Adoption of Youth Committee Model within the standards for 'Drop In Centres' within national policy by the South African Department of Social Development (DSD).
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Changing the Story, Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia: influence on teacher training
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Cambodia strand of Changing the Story works in partnership with the Documentation Center of Cambodia on the delivery of the Anlong Veng Peace Tours. The Peace Tours have principally focused on engaging trainee pre-service teachers in Cambodia, to educated them about the legacies of genocide and issues of reconciliation, through engagement with members of a stigmatised Khmer Rouge community. Through Phase 1 of the CTS involvement, participatory film-making methods have been introduced as a learning strategy on the tours, training and encouraging participants to elicit and produce their own films about experiences of the Khmer Rouge regime from within the Anlong Veng community. The programme promotes critical reflection by teachers trained through the DC-Cam peace tours - where the introduction of situated participatory filmmaking has identified a need to improve the critical reflection skills of trainee teachers in the country, thereby allowing them to transfer these skills to the students they teach. The Tours have trained over 50 trainee teachers in new participatory film making approaches, producing learning materials that can be used to enhance genocide education as they 'multiply' their learning when they return to teach elsewhere in the public school system. One of the trainee teacher groups' participatory film outputs, Leader with Two Faces, was shared on the US Embassy of Phnom Penh's Facebook page as an example of good practice, where it was viewed more than 78,000 times. Overall, the Cambodia film outputs have to date reached digital audiences of over 132,000, demonstrating the relevance and interest in such projects and their stories. Our aim, over the next year, is to consolidate these resources and findings for use and uptake in packages of accessible classroom resources, as well as offering our findings to civil society organisations in Cambodia working on cognate themes of historical dialogue and youth engagement.
URL https://vimeo.com/268822879
 
Description Changing the Story, Mobile Arts for Peace: development of teacher resource manual
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) is a project of Changing the Story in Rwanda. Through a programme of activities, 10 cultural artists trained 25 educators through a 'Training of Trainers' event, who went on to train 62 teachers at their own schools. These teachers have impacted 526 young people through MAP activities. A key production was the MAP handbook of participatory arts exercises, produced in English and Kinyarwanda. This manual has been disseminated to partnering organisations and has been validated by the Rwandan Education Board (REB)
URL http://www.irdp.rw/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MAP-Stakeholder-pict.pdf
 
Description Changing the Story, Mobile Arts for Peace: partnership with Rwandan Education Board (REB)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) is a project of Changing the Story in Rwanda. This has been created in response to a need identified by our main policy partner, the Rwandan Board of Education (REB), as well as artists and CSO practitioners, to scale up cultural, artistic and peace-promotion activities, in order to fill a gap in the national curriculum. MAP has influenced the national curriculum framework in Music, Dance and Drama. This has been achieved through curriculum and textbook development and MAP alignment with already existing REB training; schools now hold copies of the MAP manual in both English and Kinyarwanda, and the teachers who have been trained are training other teachers it is application.
URL http://www.irdp.rw/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MAP-Stakeholder-pict.pdf
 
Description Changing the Story, Young Changemakers Programme: dissemination to other countries
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Changemakers Programme is a project of Changing the Story in South Africa. It is a human-rights education programme, created in partnership with the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation and Aegis Trust, that uses a series of case studies, relevant to the particular context of delivery, to support youth-leadership development in order to promote pluralism and tackle extremism. The programme involves a number of arts and drama-based activities, including exhibition-making, role-play and poster design. The team developed three case studies to be used as part of the programme - the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Apartheid regime in South Africa and the Holocaust (in each case using an example from outside the region to provide a different perspective on the histories that participants will know well) - to create a leadership programme for young people (aged 16-18). Through this programme learners acquire key vocabulary to describe issues around extremism and to develop critical thinking skills, all of which are rooted in using the past to cast new light on participants understanding of the present, to support youth-leadership development in order to promote pluralism and tackle extremism. As a result of the engagement with Changing the Story, versions of CMP are currently being developed in Mozambique (where the team is working with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) and in Nigeria (where it is working with the American University of Nigeria) and CTS has explored how the methodology can be adapted to Senegal and Gambia.
 
Description Delivered workshop for policy makers at the NACCW Biannual Conference, South Africa (BST)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In July 2019 Professor Paul Cooke and Dr Lou Harvey from the University of Leeds joined four representatives of the Bishop Simeon Trust and its South African operational partner, One Child One Family , at the biannual conference of the NACCW in Durban . At a very well attended workshop we had the opportunity to share the leadership model with key policy decision makers, NGO leads and practitioners. This eventually led to the integration of the leadership model into the standards set by the National Department of Social Development for their 'drop-in centres'.
 
Description Land provided to Bonisiwe Safe Park
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Bonisiwe Safe Park is a partner organisation of Bishop Simeon Trust (and a fieldwork site for this project) based in the township Magagula Heights in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was by far the least developed Safe Park that we have been working with, in terms of facilities as well as general resource. The Safe Park supports around 100 children of all ages by offering them a nutritious meal and a space to do their homework after school. The Safe Park currently runs out of a makeshift shack and container that are situated on the outskirts of its community, on land that has been borrowed from the Church. Over 10 years ago, the Church began the construction of a small building on the plot of land that was to be for their use. The previous Pastor of the Church had promised Patricia, the founder and manager of Bonisiwe, that she would be able to have access to this building for the Safe Park. However the Pastor passed away shortly after the construction began, and after her passing the building was never completed. As the years have passed, the Church has become more eager to reclaim their land and the future of the Safe Park has become uncertain. As you will see, this was the main concern of the youths that we worked with. They felt that it was their right to have access to a safe space that they could attend for their daily meal and extra curricular support, without the fear that this space could be taken away from them at any moment. The films that they created in the first half of the project also touched on other issues that can be found in their communities that they decided they would like to speak out about. The young people we worked with there decided to make their films about this call for land and a space through which to develop the safe park and keep it open. They showcased their films at a public event they organised, where they invited members of the Church and local council. The result was that Bonisiwe Safe Park were allocated a plot of land to build a new youth centre on by the Ekurhuleni local council. The impact of this is various - economical improved services for the young people that access the safe park, further security of the safe park structure (and validation of its practices and value in the community) and significant impact for the young people who campaigned for the change in terms of their self-confidence and ability to effect change. (scroll down to section 3/4 of the Yarn link below for more details).
URL http://yarncommunity.com/stories/538
 
Description Making of the Museum of Education, Kosovo
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Webpage would be part of the future Museum of Education, I was invited in Municipality of Prishtina to be part of the committee that will set the standards for design of Museum of Education. - provided by Linda Gusia *Please note Kosovo was not available as a country to choose from the list above so I had no option but to choose Serbia. This influence relates specifically to Kosovo.
 
Description National Association of Child Care Workers
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Through the advocacy campaings organised by the young people in the safe parks across Johannesburg, where they shared the films they had made and spoke of the main issues they wished to raise awareness and call for change, the Bishop Simeon Trust and University of Leeds are now working with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) in South Africa, who are key lobbyists to the government for the provision of programmes like the Safe Parks programme and developed the Safe Park model currently being replicated across South Africa by over 20 organisations.. As the Safe Parks programme is re-evaluated every 4 years, the NACCW wish to use the films made by the youths to support their campaign to keep the safe parks going and expand them. A new HEFCE follow-on fund, with Prof. Paul Cooke and Dr. Lou Harvey, will be used to support the development of this partnership and shape the future of the Isibindi Safe Park Model nationally and internationally.
URL http://www.naccw.org.za/isibindi/safe-parks
 
Description New School Counseling Course to provide Teacher Training in Youth Counseling in Nagaland, India
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Mental health in post-conflict Nagaland, India remains an under-researched, but critical issue particularly among young people. This project both highlighted the problem, and attracted the attention of the State Council of Educational Research and Training in Nagaland (SCERT), which sent delegates to the film screenings. Following the film screenings, SCERT invited the Kohima Institute to partner with them in developing a teacher training course focusing on conflict and post-conflict related mental health problems specific to Nagaland state. In April 2020, the Kohima Institute intends to accommodate an initial batch of 30 teachers for a 6 month SCERT-certified diploma course, led initially by SCERT trainers, and gradually integrating a mix of public and private practitioners, as well as social science researchers working on mental health issues, in the teaching.
URL https://scert.nagaland.gov.in/guidance-counseling/
 
Description P1 Colombia: Colombia's "Truth Commission" endorses "Territories of Listening" concept
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Colombia's "Truth Commission" now endorses the "Territories of Listening" concept (sound, testimony and itinerancy) developed via this project as part of their testimony-gathering methodology for 2020-2021 activities. We are in the process of signing a formal Partnership to this end. Territories of Listening not only informs the Commission's work with youth but also areas of pedagogy and peacebuilding.
 
Description 'Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community' AHRC-Funded OWRI Programme
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/N004647/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description AHRC ADDITIONAL FUNDING NOTIFICATION: Research Grant, Large Grants
Amount £19,465 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R005354/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description AHRC ADDITIONAL FUNDING NOTIFICATION: Research Grant, Large Grants (additional funding stream 5)
Amount £16,500 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R005354/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 08/2020
 
Description AHRC: Research Grant
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/S005978/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description Changing the Story Additional Funding Stream - AMR Community Event
Amount £50,500 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R005354/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Changing the Story Additional Funding Stream - Cross-Cutting GCRF Impact Proposal (PRAXIS)
Amount £1,058,942 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R005354/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2022
 
Description Changing the Story Additional Funding Stream - Safeguarding
Amount £97,329 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R005354/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 07/2020
 
Description HEFCE Allocation for Global Challenge Research, University of Leeds
Amount £61,145 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description HEFCE Allocation for Global Challenge Research, University of Leeds
Amount £99,209 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description Supporting Vulnerable Children to become Youth Leaders in South Africa: Shaping the Future of the Isibindi Safe Park Model Nationally
Amount £84,935 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/S005579/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2020
 
Title Four Part Scheme of Work: Examining Interpretations of Civic National Values Made by Young People in Post-Conflict Settings (Nepal and Kenya) 
Description The Four Part Scheme of Work is shaped for young people to REFLECT on their life experiences - to RECORD their thoughts - to bring their thoughts to life through PERFORMANCE - to share these through CROSS-CULTURAL EXCHANGES as their interpretations of civic national values. This process is for young people to advocate their communication of the peacebuilding process in their post-conflict national contexts. During the processes of this knowledge production, the young people will use iPads as digital diaries to continuously reflect on and record their learning. Four lesson plans have been created to be facilitated by teachers/CSO leaders and performance arts organisations: Lesson one and Lesson two both encourage young people to reflect on their locality; to articulate and record their experiences of community; cultural and ethnic differences and similarities; and cultural identity and citizenship. These lessons develop thinking, discussion and shared articulation on values such as 'tolerance' and 'mutual respect' at a micro community level. Lesson three helps young people to turn their ideas from Lesson one and Lesson two into action and performance facilitated by professionals from performance arts organisations. The performances generated by the young people are to be captured on film. Lesson four uses the film made in Lesson three as a basis of cross-cultural exchanges. The ideas from the films will be shared between young people in different parts of their country. This is to facilitate thinking, discussion and shared articulation on how young people's interpretations of civic national values can be advanced further towards a sense of connection and belonging with national identity at a macro community level. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool has been applied by teachers and CSO in four schools: two in Kenya (urban and rural) and two in Nepal (urban and rural). In order to generate reach, inclusion and further impact for the use of the tool, it has been translated from English into three languages: Nepali, Swahili and Spanish. Dissemination of this scheme of work has taken place across schools in Kenya and Nepal. 
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/civil_national_values_kenya_nepal/
 
Title Making of the Museum of Education, Kosovo 
Description Model used for collecting data was Participatory Action Reaserch.(provided by Dr Linda Gusia) 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To be provided by Linda Gusia 
 
Description A Partner in Education 
Organisation A Partner in Education
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Mobile arts for peace (Rwanda strand) have shared their methodology and training opportunities with A Partner in Education.
Collaborator Contribution A Partner in Education attended the recent stakeholder meeting in Kigali with policy makers, education and schools representatives and CSOs. They are interested to integrate these approaches into their own curriculum to enhance self-expression, experiential learning and to promote discourses outside predominant government narratives.
Impact English Bwiza article. Impact of participatory arts methodologies to pedagogic approaches to teaching and learning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ADMA (African Digital Media Academy) Rwanda 
Organisation Rwanda Polytechnic
Department African Digital Media Academy
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have invited our partners to attend the BFX festival - an industry facing animation and visual effects festival and specialist workshops at Bournemouth University to work with new VR technologies, and related software - with a view to consider the artistic possibilities emerging from these tools.
Collaborator Contribution ADMA (Africa Digital Media Academy) are collaborators on the ReSpace Large Grant Project. They will offer the project use of their facilities including the animation labs, video equipment and access to specialist staff mentors for the purpose of the arts-based workshops that will be running on this project.
Impact The partnership with ADMA, Rwanda has facilitated knowledge and exchange and capacity building through the specialist workshops. Participants from ADMA included young academy students who are seeking to grow their skillset in the creative sector. This collaboration is still ongoing - but will result in the production of creative outputs such as the VR experience.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Aegis Trust, Rwanda & South Africa 
Organisation The Aegis Trust
Country United Kingdom 
PI Contribution In the Rwanda strand, Aegis Trust were named as an official CSO partner in the original application. As MAP has developed, it has provided opportunities for Aegis Trust to reflect on and transfer learning to their existing Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP), which they were looking to adapt by including new bottom-up approaches and a more sustainable and localised training model. The development of the MAP methodology has therefore been of great value to them. Aegis Trust has a Peace and Education programme and works closely with the government to influence policy. The evolving partnership with Aegis Trust provides opportunities to link with their Research Hub network of Rwandan early career researchers, to influence their existing Peace and Education curriculum with participatory arts methodologies, and to align training and research opportunities. In the South Africa strand, Aegis Trust have become active partners of the strands project 'The Changemakers Programme'. The project has allowed them to expand a new arm of the changemakers programme to Rwanda, and provided valuable reflection on their own peace education programmes.
Collaborator Contribution In Rwanda, a member of Aegis Trusts' research team was recruited as our PDRA for the project, helping to strengthen relations. Aegis Trust supports a Research Hub http://www.genocideresearchhub.org.rw. In this regard, MAP can work with the Research Hub to offer workshops on research methodologies, particularly in relation to practice-as-research and efforts to connect the views of young people to policy making bodies through policy briefs. Aegis Trust also financed the role-out of the changemakers programme in Rwanda. In the South Africa Strand, the pilot programme of their 'Changemakers Programme' was collaboratively developed by stakeholders from South Africa (the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, as part of the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation in South Africa) and Rwanda (Aegis Trust, an organisation working to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity worldwide).As a collaboration between the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, Rwanda's Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Aegis Trust and the Salzburg Global Seminar, 'Changemakers' trains its participants to become active upstanders, learning from difficult histories of violence and genocide to create cohesive communities.The programme's development was spearheaded by the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (through its 3 Centres), Aegis Trust, Kigali Genocide Memorial and the Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda. In 2018, the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) and Aegis Trust became the implementing institutions to launch the programme in Africa.
Impact In Rwanda, project partner Aegis Trust has expressed an interest to integrate the MAP methodology into their Peace and Values education trainings that they have planned for 2019. In south Africa, The Changemakers Programmes' pilot was delivered to high school students and teachers in Johannesburg (at the JHGC with Thabo Secondary School, Soweto) and Rwanda (facilitated by Aegis Trust at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village) in October and November 2017.
Start Year 2017
 
Description American University of Nigeria, P1 SOUTH AFRICA 
Organisation American University of Nigeria
Country Nigeria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Following the successful evaluation of the pilot programme in South Africa and Rwanda, various countries in Africa including Nigeria, Mozambique, Senegal, the Gambia, Kenya, Central African Republic and South Sudan expressed interest to roll out the programme. Before the roll out, the developers and facilitators of the programme revised the CMP based on the recommendations of the evaluation report.
Collaborator Contribution In July and September 2018, the programme was rolled out in Mozambique (with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism) and Nigeria (with the American University of Nigeria) through the "train the trainer" workshops. Dr Kombe, observed these workshops and conducted pre- and post-surveys.
Impact Train the Trainers in Nigeria.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Bishop Simeon Trust 
Organisation Bishop Simeon Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The UoL team provided funding (through VHH) to allow for the trial and implementation of the film project, film expertise via Prof. Paul Cooke, logistical and facilitation support via the in-country Research Officer Daniela Wegrostek, marketing support via our social media channels and university blogs, and research support via publications and research into participatory video approaches.
Collaborator Contribution Bishop Simeon Trust enabled a vital connection with Themba Interactive, our on-the-ground delivery partners for the South Africa strand of the project. THey provided free venue hire and a work station for our research officer, and gave 200 hours of staff-time in kind. They provided invaluable expertise regarding the context on the ground, as well as experienced facilitators through which we co-delivered the project.
Impact Formal Memorandum of Understanding signed by Bishop Simeon Trust with UoL at the Voicing Hidden Histories celebration event in November 2017. All South Africa outcomes related to this project would not have been possible without this partnership. Further partnership work as BST now also a partner in our newly awarded major GCRF fund 'Changing the Story'. BST are now increasingly using the films we have used (and commissioning Prof. Paul Cooke to create new ones) as part of their marketing and awareness campaigns, helping BST to generate more funds for their work. The film's have also raised awareness of the 'safe parks' that BST/Themba support in South Africa by regional lobbyists who are now keen to work with the films created and the young people that made them to lobby for the continuation of the safe parks in the next round of public funding.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bournemouth University, Kosovo 
Organisation Bournemouth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr. Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Bournemouth University is the UK Co-Investigator for the Kosovo Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has been provided relevant funding to complete this role. As a member of the wider network, we have also funded them to attend our capacity building events with global partners including in South Africa and the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Schwandner-Sievers is the UK Co-Investigator for the Kosovo Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has led on this strand of research and practice in all regards. Bournemouth University have also successfully received funding for and appointed two PhD Candidate's related to the project, one of which is also a local CSO partner from Kosovo, and their learning and research will be invaluable to wider application of research in the project. She has also lent an invaluable gender focus to the wider project because of the Kosovo strand work, which is encouraging us to focus more broadly on gender and other intersectionalities of youth in the project.
Impact All Kosovo related activities. Multi-disciplinary across Social Anthropology, Gender studies, Arts and Media Studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description British Council - Ian Thomas 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 12 December 2019 Meeting with Ian Thomas, British Council Provided an overview of Praxis aims and programmes and learnt from Ian about BC's Cultural Heritage Programmes. Discussed collaborating on two fronts: an event on evaluation of arts and humanities projects, and Ian attending the Heritage Nexus event. Ian attended the Heritage Nexus event in February 2020 and a collaborative workshop with BC on Evaluation scheduled for September 2020.
Collaborator Contribution 12 December 2019 Meeting with Ian Thomas, British Council Provided an overview of Praxis aims and programmes and learnt from Ian about BC's Cultural Heritage Programmes. Discussed collaborating on two fronts: an event on evaluation of arts and humanities projects, and Ian attending the Heritage Nexus event. Ian attended the Heritage Nexus event in February 2020 and a collaborative workshop with BC on Evaluation scheduled for September 2020.
Impact Ian Thomas facilitated a panel at the Heritage Nexus event in Lebanon and will be taking part in a Praxis podcast episode about Heritage and Global Challenges. Plans to collaborate on a Evaluation workshop with Praxis in Sept 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description British Council Cultural Skills 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution British Council is one of our major partners on this project. We provide access for JGFC to an international research network and new research generated through the project, financial support through this grant for the Cultural Skills BC department to conduct new research in Colombia, expanding their research base. More contributions will be generated as the project progresses.
Collaborator Contribution The British Council provide invaluable expertise in managing and nurturing international civil society organisation networks, and hwo to integrate research into practice. They are providing 10,000 of staff and administrative support and were instrumental in the development of this bid and other successful bids since submitted. They will be invaluable as a marketing and awareness tool as the project progresess through their global reach and offices, as well as of the Phase 2 commissioning projects via their country offices. More contributions will be generated as the project progresses.
Impact BC's Research Manager Emily Morrison and Cultural Skills Director Simon Dancey presented a paper at our international conference in November 2017, and are currently drafting a paper for our book on our forthcoming participatory arts and international development. More outputs and outcomes will be added to RF as the project progresses.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Changing the Story Bosnia 
Organisation Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working with CSO, Opera Circus, and ECR from the SSST University in Sarajevo, to convene and research as series of participatory filmaking workshops in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants will be youth activists, and training designed to increase their voice within civil society.
Collaborator Contribution Providing practical expertise - film making - and contacts to networks of actors on the ground
Impact Project only just begun
Start Year 2018
 
Description Cohort Building (Praxis) 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The partnership isn't with the AHRC specifically but with Principal Investigators (26) and Co-Investigators (22) from 22 GCRF projects in addition to challenge leaders from the AHRC and portfolio managers.
Collaborator Contribution The conversations informed the conceptualisation of the Heritage Nexus Event which will be held in Lebanon, February 2020.
Impact *Cohort have been encouraged to register interest for heritage events. *Promotion of more equitable partnerships by requesting that all projects interested in attending the Nexus event in Lebanon recommend global partners to join. *Cohort building by introducing GCRF projects to new possible partners with whom they can submit funding bids with. One example is the introduction of Dr Adrian Evans and Dr Karina Croucher to Dr Anna Madhill which has led to them joining Anna's cluster bid. *Supporting arts and humanities research to engage in GCRF.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Connective Memories: intergenerational expressions in contemporary Rwanda 
Organisation Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Connective Memories is an interdisciplinary project, funded by the ECR phase 2 grants of Changing the Story. CM is working alongside Mobile Arts for Peace (CTS Phase One project) to learn from, and build on, the knowledge and capacities of local actors to extend, elaborate and reimagine responses to the legacies of violence by adapting the Mobile Arts for Peace methodology to a participatory action research project undertaken by youth trained in MAP. The project asks three questions. First, what are the characteristics and dynamics of memory among children and youth? Second, how are memories constituted and mediated intergenerationally? Third, how might arts-based methodologies open up possibilities for a) understanding and exploring memories and how these are mediated in transgenerational spaces and b) for creating more locally-grounded and culturally sensitive approaches to envisaging alternative futures in addressing past legacies of violence?
Collaborator Contribution UCL Institute of Education is the lead institution for this project, where the PI, Dr Kirrily Pells is based. The Institute for Research and Dialogue into Peace (IRDP) is the lead research institution in Rwanda, where Co-I Dr Eric Ndushabandi is based. Uyisenga Ni Imanzi is the lead CSO in Rwanda, where Co-I Chaste Uwihoreye is based. University of Lincoln is where Co-I Professor Ananda Breed is based and Professor Breed has facilitated the connection with the MAP project, as well as contributing substantively.
Impact This collaboration is interdisciplinary, spanning childhood studies, performing arts, political science, memory studies and psychosocial studies. There are 4 core outputs in progress from this award: a PAR research toolkit for children and youth; a youth produced film on the themes of the research; a journal article on psychosocial approaches to memories and healing in the Rwandan context; a journal article on the PAR project on memories. CM is also contributing to the production of policy briefs, produced in conjunction with the Mobile Arts for Peace Project. Other outputs include training workshops in research skills with youth and teachers and community intergenerational dialogues around issues in the community affecting children.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Connective Memories: intergenerational expressions in contemporary Rwanda 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Education (IOE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Connective Memories is an interdisciplinary project, funded by the ECR phase 2 grants of Changing the Story. CM is working alongside Mobile Arts for Peace (CTS Phase One project) to learn from, and build on, the knowledge and capacities of local actors to extend, elaborate and reimagine responses to the legacies of violence by adapting the Mobile Arts for Peace methodology to a participatory action research project undertaken by youth trained in MAP. The project asks three questions. First, what are the characteristics and dynamics of memory among children and youth? Second, how are memories constituted and mediated intergenerationally? Third, how might arts-based methodologies open up possibilities for a) understanding and exploring memories and how these are mediated in transgenerational spaces and b) for creating more locally-grounded and culturally sensitive approaches to envisaging alternative futures in addressing past legacies of violence?
Collaborator Contribution UCL Institute of Education is the lead institution for this project, where the PI, Dr Kirrily Pells is based. The Institute for Research and Dialogue into Peace (IRDP) is the lead research institution in Rwanda, where Co-I Dr Eric Ndushabandi is based. Uyisenga Ni Imanzi is the lead CSO in Rwanda, where Co-I Chaste Uwihoreye is based. University of Lincoln is where Co-I Professor Ananda Breed is based and Professor Breed has facilitated the connection with the MAP project, as well as contributing substantively.
Impact This collaboration is interdisciplinary, spanning childhood studies, performing arts, political science, memory studies and psychosocial studies. There are 4 core outputs in progress from this award: a PAR research toolkit for children and youth; a youth produced film on the themes of the research; a journal article on psychosocial approaches to memories and healing in the Rwandan context; a journal article on the PAR project on memories. CM is also contributing to the production of policy briefs, produced in conjunction with the Mobile Arts for Peace Project. Other outputs include training workshops in research skills with youth and teachers and community intergenerational dialogues around issues in the community affecting children.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Connective Memories: intergenerational expressions in contemporary Rwanda 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Connective Memories is an interdisciplinary project, funded by the ECR phase 2 grants of Changing the Story. CM is working alongside Mobile Arts for Peace (CTS Phase One project) to learn from, and build on, the knowledge and capacities of local actors to extend, elaborate and reimagine responses to the legacies of violence by adapting the Mobile Arts for Peace methodology to a participatory action research project undertaken by youth trained in MAP. The project asks three questions. First, what are the characteristics and dynamics of memory among children and youth? Second, how are memories constituted and mediated intergenerationally? Third, how might arts-based methodologies open up possibilities for a) understanding and exploring memories and how these are mediated in transgenerational spaces and b) for creating more locally-grounded and culturally sensitive approaches to envisaging alternative futures in addressing past legacies of violence?
Collaborator Contribution UCL Institute of Education is the lead institution for this project, where the PI, Dr Kirrily Pells is based. The Institute for Research and Dialogue into Peace (IRDP) is the lead research institution in Rwanda, where Co-I Dr Eric Ndushabandi is based. Uyisenga Ni Imanzi is the lead CSO in Rwanda, where Co-I Chaste Uwihoreye is based. University of Lincoln is where Co-I Professor Ananda Breed is based and Professor Breed has facilitated the connection with the MAP project, as well as contributing substantively.
Impact This collaboration is interdisciplinary, spanning childhood studies, performing arts, political science, memory studies and psychosocial studies. There are 4 core outputs in progress from this award: a PAR research toolkit for children and youth; a youth produced film on the themes of the research; a journal article on psychosocial approaches to memories and healing in the Rwandan context; a journal article on the PAR project on memories. CM is also contributing to the production of policy briefs, produced in conjunction with the Mobile Arts for Peace Project. Other outputs include training workshops in research skills with youth and teachers and community intergenerational dialogues around issues in the community affecting children.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Connective Memories: intergenerational expressions in contemporary Rwanda 
Organisation Uyisenga Ni Imanzi
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Connective Memories is an interdisciplinary project, funded by the ECR phase 2 grants of Changing the Story. CM is working alongside Mobile Arts for Peace (CTS Phase One project) to learn from, and build on, the knowledge and capacities of local actors to extend, elaborate and reimagine responses to the legacies of violence by adapting the Mobile Arts for Peace methodology to a participatory action research project undertaken by youth trained in MAP. The project asks three questions. First, what are the characteristics and dynamics of memory among children and youth? Second, how are memories constituted and mediated intergenerationally? Third, how might arts-based methodologies open up possibilities for a) understanding and exploring memories and how these are mediated in transgenerational spaces and b) for creating more locally-grounded and culturally sensitive approaches to envisaging alternative futures in addressing past legacies of violence?
Collaborator Contribution UCL Institute of Education is the lead institution for this project, where the PI, Dr Kirrily Pells is based. The Institute for Research and Dialogue into Peace (IRDP) is the lead research institution in Rwanda, where Co-I Dr Eric Ndushabandi is based. Uyisenga Ni Imanzi is the lead CSO in Rwanda, where Co-I Chaste Uwihoreye is based. University of Lincoln is where Co-I Professor Ananda Breed is based and Professor Breed has facilitated the connection with the MAP project, as well as contributing substantively.
Impact This collaboration is interdisciplinary, spanning childhood studies, performing arts, political science, memory studies and psychosocial studies. There are 4 core outputs in progress from this award: a PAR research toolkit for children and youth; a youth produced film on the themes of the research; a journal article on psychosocial approaches to memories and healing in the Rwandan context; a journal article on the PAR project on memories. CM is also contributing to the production of policy briefs, produced in conjunction with the Mobile Arts for Peace Project. Other outputs include training workshops in research skills with youth and teachers and community intergenerational dialogues around issues in the community affecting children.
Start Year 2019
 
Description DCMS 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 2 December 2019 Meeting with Harriet Hoffler, DCMS Provided an overview of Praxis aims and programmes, and learnt from Harriet about DCMS's Cultural Protection Fund and its aims in the future. Discussed collaborating on a future Heritage and Policy event. Harriet also expressed interest in attending Nexus event on Heritage. She attended the Nexus in February 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Harriet attended the Heritage Nexus event and delivered a breakout session around DCMS' Cultural Protection Fund. Harriet features in a short film interview about the event which will be uploaded onto the CTS website. Plans in place for a policy engagement workshop in the Autumn of 2020.
Impact Harriet attended the Heritage Nexus event and delivered a breakout session around DCMS' Cultural Protection Fund. Harriet features in a short film interview about the event which will be uploaded onto the CTS website. Plans in place for a policy engagement workshop in the Autumn of 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Departments of Social Development, South Africa 
Organisation South African National Department of Social Development
Country South Africa 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The key features of the Youth Committee model as developed through this project with Bishop Simeon Trust in South Africa and University of Leeds has now been adopted within the standards for 'Drop In Centres' within national policy by the Department of Social Development (DSD).
Collaborator Contribution Towards the start of the project there was a shift in national policy in South Africa which resulted in the ending of state support for the NACCW in delivering the Isibindi model. . Instead, the key features of the Youth Committee model as developed through this project with Bishop Simeon Trust in South Africa and University of Leeds has now been adopted within the standards for 'Drop In Centres' within national policy by the Department of Social Development (DSD).
Impact The Youth Committee model has now been adopted within the standards for 'Drop In Centres' within national policy by the Department of Social Development (DSD). This shift did not diminish the necessity of youth led campaigns to promote and support the services provided by Safe Parks. Instead, the focus has shifted to engagement with the DSD to assure that they are accountable for supporting Safe Park services as policy now states, but also for including within their policies greater support for youth participation, leadership and voice. For this reason, representatives of the DSD attended each of the showcase events. The formation of the Youth Advisory Board has also been very important in this regard, the Board now being a key forum for engagement with the DSD at municipal level during the project, as well as moving towards provincial in the coming year. Given the status of Gauteng as a 'bellwether' for national policy making this will be a key route to advocating for continued and improved support for Safe Parks.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Documentation Centre of Cambodia 
Organisation Documentation Center of Cambodia
Country Cambodia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) were our in-country Co-Investigator research organisation and lead Civil Society organisation for our Phase 1 strand, 'The Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia'. As grant partners, we funded a Research Assistant, research time for the DC-Cam Co-Investigator, travel for the Co-I to attend an international workshop in South Africa, and developed DC-Cam's 'Anlong Veng Peace Tours' programme in collaboration with the team through adding a participatory video approach to the existing tours, training staff and participants and providing equipment and editing resources.
Collaborator Contribution DC-Cam worked closely with us to share learning from the Anlong Veng Peace Tours programmes so far, providing staff time, leading programmes with young people on the tours (as per the project agreement), sharing audiovisual resources from their archive, sharing and publicising resulting film outputs from the tours and generally acting as the main research and delivery partner.
Impact All DC-Cam training sessions, tour programmes and resulting videos as listed in the engagement section. Joint publications are forthcoming and will be detailed in the next RF submission.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Feminist activist groups in Nepal 
Organisation Katha Ghera
Country Nepal 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support for activism to establish procedures to raise safeguarding concerns, and to develop a culture of positive disclosure.
Collaborator Contribution Cultural expertise in existing systems and attitudes in Nepal.
Impact Better informed transfer of learning around safeguarding from CTS project in sub-Saharan Africa to Asian context.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Food and Heritage Learning Event 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Deena Dajani (Post-Doc on Praxis) has had multiple conversations with Dr Tahrat Shahid, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Challenge Leader for Food Systems at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). These conversations have shaped the Food and Heritage Learning Event.
Collaborator Contribution The Food and Heritage Learning Event at the University of Leeds on 10th January 2020 is being hosted in Collaboration with Dr. Tahrat Shahid. Outcomes unknown
Impact Unknown until after the event on 10th January 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Fundacion Universidad Konrad Lorenz - Colombia 
Organisation Konrad Lorenz University Foundation
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Fundacion Universidad Konrad Lorenz (FUKL); equality in the research partnership has been achieved through all correspondence in Spanish, capacity-building for the FUKL research assistant, grant submission of the FUKL Co-I (one unsuccessful, two decisions pending).
Collaborator Contribution FUKL hosted the public engagement Mobile PhotoVoice Exhibit, providing the space and relevant security. FUKL continues to be an engaged and productive partner, taking the lead on a number of grant applications to the UK and within Colombia.
Impact We have applied to a number of grants, some of which have been unsuccessful, and one of which the decision is pending. 2020 - 2020 Co-Investigator, PeacePlayers: Young artists for memory, coexistence, and reconciliation, Changing the Story - Large Grants Scheme, Arts and Humanities Research Council / Global Challenges Research Fund (Submitted, not funded: £99,673) 2020 - 2022 Co-Investigator, Actores de Paz: construcción de memoria, convivencia y reconciliación a través de las artes escénicas, la realidad virtual y el cine, COLCIENCIAS, Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, Colombia (Submitted, not funded: 597,063) 2020 - 2020 Principal Investigator, Amplificando las Voces: Consolidation of Changing the Story Projects in Latin America, Changing The Story, Arts and Humanities Research Council / Global Challenges Research Fund (Submitted: £19,986)
Start Year 2019
 
Description Heritage and Policy Learning Event 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Post-doc on Praxis, Deena Dajani, has had several conversations with Hana Morel, AHRC Research Associate, Institute of Archeology at UCL.
Collaborator Contribution Praxis first learning event on 6th December (Heritage and Policy) is being hosted in collaboration with Hana Morel. Hana is going to be introducing the role of research in evidence based policy production, chairing a panel involving 3 keynote speakers, facilitating a group work activity and participating in a podcast on the theme of heritage and policy.
Impact Heritage and Policy Learning event at University of Leeds - 6th December. Possible responses to calls for evidence from workshop participants.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Hyde Park Picture House 
Organisation Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We funded and co-organised with a Hyde Park producer the 'Film and Activism' event as part of LIFF, and brought international speakers for the event.
Collaborator Contribution Hyde Park provided free venue space for our 'Film and Activism' event, as well as an in-kind contribution to a curator to co-produce the event, and additional marketing support.
Impact Increased engagement of local public in university events, and a more interdisciplinary programme of speakers, including academics and filmmakers from the UK and abroad. Academic event taking place in an inner city area outside of the campus or city centre. The partnership also allowed for Hyde Park to conduct their own research into public perceptions of their building, for which they are currently applying for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for regeneration.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Implementation of the "Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba" Project 
Organisation Support Centre for Land Change
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Using the funding for training and equipment from the Changing the Story ECR project in South Africa, we were able to run two participatory workshops in applied theatre for social change, film and film editing, and organisational development for a group of young people (18-25 years old) led by relevant academics from Sweden and the United Kingdom, and organised under the auspices of the Support Centre for Land Change in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. We were also able to cover a limited amount of the administrative costs of these organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Our participants devoted a significant amount of their time over a period of 6 months (June - December 2019) to ensuring that the project was a success. The Support Centre for Land Change devoted three staff members part-time to managing the project, even though salary payments were not included in the grant. They also provided transport, telecommunications, office, and other forms of support that was not costed 100% to the project. Youth-in-Power is currently a voluntary organisation with no funding, so all of their involvement was funded by the young people themselves, who brought their time and considerable energies to the project.
Impact Currently, the outputs and outcomes of this collaboration have gone more-or-less according to our original plan: (1) Interview and Rehearsal Footage: The project has generated many hours of raw film footage of interviews with community members. The participants have produced a total 30 edited interviews (between 5-15 minutes long) and many hours of other footage from rehearsals, and other documentary projects. (2) Youth-in-Power Campaign Video: While we planned to produce 1 campaign video, we ended up with 2: one focusing on Women's Day celebrations, and another that was linked to the team's visit to Thyspunt. As the Principal Investigator, Scott is working with the team at the moment on a marketing video that will hopefully assist the project group in extending their reach on social media and building a more solid base for future funding. (3) Youth-in-Power Theatre Performance and Arts Festival: This was held on two occasions: at a Women'äs Conference in August 2019, and again at a schools heritage event in September 2019. The performances were recorded and might still be shared as part of the project group's marketing activities. (4) Peer-reviewed Academic Articles: Here, collaboration with the co-creator collective is on-going. No substantial co-authorship has yet been achieved with the project group; the co-investigators are however moving ahead with their own publication plan. (5) Youth-in-Power Theory of Change and Funding Proposal: The project team produced their own theory of change at the first workshop, and collaboration on using this as a support to future fundraising events is ongoing. (6) Skilled collective of 10-15 co-creators: By the end of the project, 11 young people were still involved. In total, 16 achieved some level of skills in applied theatre, media production, communication strategy and research. In terms of our planned outcomes, there has been significant progress: (1) We aimed to democratize the debate over the stewardship of natural resources. In the context of the on-going drought in Graaff-Reinet, the project participants in Ilizwi Lenyaniso Lomhlaba (ILL) have taken on a prominent role, in partnership with SCLC, in challenging the way that public management of water, prospecting licences, and the public debate over these is controlled by vested interests. As is visible in their films, they have taken an active role at a local level. (2) We also aimed to grow the audience for young people's environmental activism. The team's social media strategy has gotten off to a slightly shaky start, but there are signs that ILL is working with SCLC to recruit more young people using social and traditional media, as well as community activation in Graaff-Reinet. The audience for the activism online has grown to include academics and activists from around the world in the Change the Story network. (3) The organisational profile of Youth-in-Power has been built substantially: they have a working, branded project, an established partnership with SCLC, and a much broader network of supporters. The next steps would be to translate this into actual fundraising. (4) Youth community involvement in environmental activism in Graaff-Reinet has been siginificantly improved through the course of this project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace, Rwanda (Connective Memories) 
Organisation Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IRDP and Co-I Eric Ndushabandi have collaborated on the co-production and undertaking of the project.
Collaborator Contribution IRDP is the lead research institution in Rwanda for the Connective Memories and have guided the research design (especially in relation to ethics) and provided expertise on the politics of memory in Rwanda.
Impact We are currently working on a paper on intergenerational memory in Rwanda
Start Year 2019
 
Description Ishyo Arts Centre, Rwanda 
Organisation Ishyo Arts Centre
Country Rwanda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Partnerships were forged through an initial scoping visit and three-day curriculum workshop delivered in March 2018. During the curriculum workshop, cultural artists and partnering organisations, including Ishyo Arts Centre, were invited to deliver a two-hour workshop that demonstrated how their discipline could be used for dialogic purposes with young people. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn about cross-disciplinary approaches and to build trust. Following the workshop, several organisations and cultural artists attended the follow up training of trainers.
Collaborator Contribution Ishyo contributed to the learning and development focus of the curriculum workshop, directly feed into the development of the resulting MAP methodoogy which has been taken on by several schools and integrated into the national curriculum by the Rwanda Education board.
Impact Kigali centre for Photography contributed to the learning and development focus of the curriculum workshop, directly feed into the development of the resulting MAP methodoogy which has been taken on by several schools and integrated into the national curriculum by the Rwanda Education board.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Kigali Arts Initiative, Rwana 
Organisation Rwanda Arts Initiative
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Partnerships were forged through an initial scoping visit and three-day curriculum workshop delivered in March 2018. During the curriculum workshop, cultural artists and partnering organisations, including Kigali Arts Initiative, were invited to deliver a two-hour workshop that demonstrated how their discipline could be used for dialogic purposes with young people. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn about cross-disciplinary approaches and to build trust. Following the workshop, several organisations and cultural artists attended the follow up training of trainers.
Collaborator Contribution Kigali arts Initiative contributed to the learning and development focus of the curriculum workshop, directly feed into the development of the resulting MAP methodoogy which has been taken on by several schools and integrated into the national curriculum by the Rwanda Education board.
Impact Kigali Arts Initiative contributed to the learning and development focus of the curriculum workshop, directly feed into the development of the resulting MAP methodoogy which has been taken on by several schools and integrated into the national curriculum by the Rwanda Education board.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Kigali Centre for Photography, Rwanda 
Organisation Kigali Center for Photography
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Partnerships were forged through an initial scoping visit and three-day curriculum workshop delivered in March 2018. During the curriculum workshop, cultural artists and partnering organisations, including Kigali Centre for Photography, were invited to deliver a two-hour workshop that demonstrated how their discipline could be used for dialogic purposes with young people. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn about cross-disciplinary approaches and to build trust. Following the workshop, several organisations and cultural artists attended the follow up training of trainers.
Collaborator Contribution Kigali Centre for Photography contributed to the learning and development focus of the curriculum workshop, directly feed into the development of the resulting MAP methodoogy which has been taken on by several schools and integrated into the national curriculum by the Rwanda Education board.
Impact Kigali centre for Photography contributed to the learning and development focus of the curriculum workshop, directly feed into the development of the resulting MAP methodoogy which has been taken on by several schools and integrated into the national curriculum by the Rwanda Education board.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Kigali Genocide Memorial Rwanda 
Organisation Kigali Genocide Memorial
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution As a collaboration between the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, Rwanda's Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Aegis Trust and the Salzburg Global Seminar, 'Changemakers' trains its participants to become active upstanders, learning from difficult histories of violence and genocide to create cohesive communities.
Collaborator Contribution The programme's development was spearheaded by the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (through its 3 Centres), Aegis Trust, Kigali Genocide Memorial and the Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda.
Impact The Changemakers programme's development was spearheaded by the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (through its 3 Centres), Aegis Trust, Kigali Genocide Memorial and the Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Kwetu Film Institute, Rwanda 
Organisation Kwetu Film Institute
Country Rwanda 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Kwetu film Institute were one of our original CSO partners for our Phase 1 Rwanda strand, and we have contracted them to film all of our outputs. We are also sharing learning from the MAP project with them as it develops.
Collaborator Contribution Kwetu Film Institute have filmed all of the Rwanda MAP training activities.
Impact Kwetu Film Institute have filmed all of the Rwanda MAP training activities.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Leeds International Film Festival 
Organisation Leeds Film
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research-focused public programme as part of Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF), creating a new element of event in the LIFF programme. Networks and knowledge of international filmmakers and practitioners who could contribute to activities, as well as financial support in bringing these experts to the festival. Curation and project managing of the events in collaboration with LIFF, as well as joint marketing. Catering for events.
Collaborator Contribution Our events featured on the LIFF website and in the official print brochures and catalogue. Social media marketing. Recruitment and coordination of participants for the protest film workshop. 3 films we featured listed in the official catalogue (and therefore eligible for BAFTA awards etc). Programming and project management support. Free venues for events.
Impact Co-branded events as part of Leeds International Film Festival, which also meant inclusion in their brochure and catalogue. This provided much wider public awareness and attendance of events and a presence in one of the city's biggest cultural events of the year, and the UK's largest film festival outside of London. Continued partnership between Centre for World CInemas and Digital Cultures and LIFF means that future events will also engage with this wider audience.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Lycee du Lac Muhazi School 
Organisation School Du Lac Muhazi
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Rwanda team have developed an arts curriculum with partners to be delivered in schools including Lycee du Lac Muhazi. Training and a manual have been provided to the school. A Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) was introduced to Rwandan schools in 2016 with a three year roll out period. This new approach to teaching reduced class times to 40 minutes and introduced arts classes including Dance, Music, and Drama. However, due to short class sessions and high pressure to finish the advanced curriculum, teachers feel they don't have time to implement creative teaching strategies. The MAP methodology has directly influenced the delivery of the curriculum, providing creative approaches to address large class sizes, student-led initiatives and experiential learning both in the subject of Music, Dance and Drama, but across the curriculum as well.
Collaborator Contribution Lycee du Lac reviewed the Kinyarwanda translation of the MAP manual and recommended suggestions for clarity and Rwanda cultural adaptation, and identified 10 interested students (5 male, 5 female).
Impact Lycee du Lac reviewed the Kinyarwanda translation of the MAP manual and recommended suggestions for clarity and Rwanda cultural adaptation, and identified 10 interested students (5 male, 5 female).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Making of the Museum of Education, Kosovo 
Organisation Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB)
Country Sweden 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Added on behalf of Linda Gusia: Reconceptualizing Cultural Heritage: Cultural Heritage without Borders(CHWB) in Kosovo (not Sweden) Kosovo 2.0, Kino Armata, Forum ZFD, Fondacioni 17, Municipality of Prishtina.
Collaborator Contribution To be provided by Linda Gusia
Impact To be provided by Linda Gusia
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mapping Community Heritage with Young People in Rural South Africa - Grassroots development CSO partnership 
Organisation Pala Forerunners
Country South Africa 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team supported Pala Forerunners in recruiting and training young community researchers to conduct intergenerational heritage interviews, to reflect on that process, to produce as an output a community heritage archive.
Collaborator Contribution Pala Forerunners' director and lead community interviewer led the work on the ground in a community-driven way, conducting interviews, creating the archive, and reflecting and reporting on the process.
Impact Published community heritage books distributed in Utha, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa Two project workshops Significant paradigm shift in the value of heritage in everyday life for young people Digital audio and video files of interviews Multidisciplinary: Historical and heritage studies; language and linguistics; development practice
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mapping Community Heritage with Young People in Rural South Africa - University of Pretoria Partnership 
Organisation University of Pretoria
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team collaborated with the University of Pretoria in supporting local grassroots CSO partner Pala Forerunners to conduct intergenerational heritage interviews in rural Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Collaborator Contribution University of Pretoria lecturer and co-investigator Glen Ncube contributed intellectual leadership; management of project activities in South Africa; and project workshop leadership at the University of Pretoria. The University of Pretoria oversaw the administration of Workshop 1.
Impact Two project workshops One community heritage book Significant paradigm shift in the value of heritage in everyday life for young people Digital audio and video files of interviews Multidisciplinary: Historical and heritage studies; language and linguistics; development practice
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mashirika Creative and Performing Arts Group 
Organisation Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Access for Mashirika to an international network of civil society organisations working in similar areas through the project. Financial support through this grant to evaluate and expand their 'Mobile Arts for Peace' project. Access to research resources through the literature review phase of the project. More contributions will be added as the project progresses.
Collaborator Contribution In-kind rehearsal space and administrative support, as well as office space and support for the post-doc to be appointed. Kurtis Dennison from Mashirika attended our first network meeting in November 2017 and co-presented on the Rwandan context and Mashirika's work there with Prof. Ananda Breed as part of our international conference. More contributions will be added as the project progresses.
Impact Kurtis Dennison and Prof. Ananda Breed presented a joint paper at our international conference in November 2017. They are currently facilitating the first phase of their pilot Mobile Arts for Peace project in Rwanda. More contributions will be added as the project progresses.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Mozambique 
Organisation Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Country Mozambique 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the successful evaluation of the pilot programme in South Africa and Rwanda, various countries in Africa including Nigeria, Mozambique, Senegal, the Gambia, Kenya, Central African Republic and South Sudan expressed interest to roll out the programme. Before the roll out, the developers and facilitators of the programme revised the CMP based on the recommendations of the evaluation report.
Collaborator Contribution In July and September 2018, the programme was rolled out in Mozambique (with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism) and Nigeria (with the American University of Nigeria) through the "train the trainer" workshops.
Impact Event: Train the Trainers in Mozambique
Start Year 2018
 
Description Museum of Mitrovica, P1 ACT (Kosovo) 
Organisation City Museum of Mitrovica
Country Serbia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution P1 ACT (Kosovo) provided an artist residency opportunity in Moderna Galerija and +MSUM in Lubljana, which linked to capacity building, artist inspiration and female empowerment according to the beneficiaries draft blog (soon to be published on CtS web site).
Collaborator Contribution Produced two draft blogs for CtS 'Kosovo Strand', soon to be published.
Impact Blogs (forthcoming)
Start Year 2019
 
Description National Association of Child Care Workers, South Africa 
Organisation National Association of Care and Support Workers
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project delivered by Bishop Simeon Trust and University of Leeds developed and established an effective Youth Leadership model for the Isibindi Safe Parks (the NACCW were required to include a Youth Leadership programme for funding of the safe parks to continue).
Collaborator Contribution Towards the start of the project there was a shift in national policy in South Africa which resulted in the ending of state support for the NACCW in delivering the Isibindi model. However, this does not mean that support for the model itself has ended. The NACCW has ownership of the Isibindi brand and as such the DSD may not use this. Instead, the key features of the model itself has now been adopted within the standards for 'Drop In Centres' within national policy by the Department of Social Development (DSD).
Impact There are indications that the NACCW may continue to be a key point of reference in policy building for South Africa; potentially for training and development support for Drop-In Centres. This is dependent on clarification of where the 140,000 Child & Youth Care Workers trained with state support through the NACCW will fit within the social work supervision structures which apply to the Drop-In Centre policy. We are monitoring policy decisions in this regard but have remain engaged with the NACCW whilst also seeking to build a stronger relationship with the DSD who now make core decisions on policy and resources. In July 2019 Professor Paul Cooke and Dr Lou Harvey from the University of Leeds joined four representatives of the Bishop Simeon Trust and its South African operational partner, One Child One Family , at the biannual conference of the NACCW in Durban . At a very well attended workshop we had the opportunity to share the leadership model with key policy decision makers, NGO leads and practitioners.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Centre for Historical Memory, Colombia 
Organisation National Center for Historical Memory
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The National Center for Historical Memory were an original civil society organisation partner for the Phase 1 Colombia strand of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Whilst the NCHM have not been as directly involved in project activities as originally envisaged due to a change in project focus, official data from the NCHM fed directly into the critical review (which will, in turn, be available to practitioners) and members of the NCHM are also attending our forthcoming international workshop in Cambodia (March 2019).
Impact Members of the NCHM working on other GCRF-projects are attending our wider network events, allowing NCHM to widen their learning and practice network not just via Changing the Story but via the wider GCRF portfolio as well.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 
Organisation Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NMMU was our original in-country Co-Investigator partner for the South Africa strand of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Whilst NMMU are no longer involved in the project due to a change in position and capacity of the NMMU Co-Investigator, NMMU Prof. Andre Keet provided valuable insight and expertise at the beginning of the project, as well as providing open access resources for our website.
Impact resources available on the CTS website.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Niyo Art Gallery, Rwanda 
Organisation Niyo Arts Gallery
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Partnerships were forged through an initial scoping visit and three-day curriculum workshop delivered in March 2018. During the curriculum workshop, cultural artists and partnering organisations, including Niyo Art Gallery, were invited to deliver a two-hour workshop that demonstrated how their discipline could be used for dialogic purposes with young people. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn about cross-disciplinary approaches and to build trust. Following the workshop, several organisations and cultural artists attended the follow up training of trainers.
Collaborator Contribution Niyo Art Gallery contributed to the learning and development focus of the curriculum workshop, directly feed into the development of the resulting MAP methodoogy which has been taken on by several schools and integrated into the national curriculum by the Rwanda Education board.
Impact Curriculum workshop March 2018, Training of Trainers, Creative Curriculum Manual and its eventual integration into the Rwanda national curriculum, and all subsequently delivered delivery of the MAP project in schools has been informed through this partnership.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Niyo Cultural Centre, Rwanda 
Organisation Niyo Arts Gallery
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Partnerships were forged through an initial scoping visit and three-day curriculum workshop delivered in March 2018. During the curriculum workshop, cultural artists and partnering organisations were invited to deliver a two-hour workshop that demonstrated how their discipline could be used for dialogic purposes with young people. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to learn about cross-disciplinary approaches and to build trust. Following the workshop, several organisations and cultural artists attended the follow up training of trainers. There were four exemplary cultural artists who were invited to serve as Master Trainers during the training of trainers conducted for educators in the Eastern Province. These cultural artists were from partnering organisations Future Vision Acrobats, Music Mind Consult and Niyo Cultural Centre. Partnerships have been supported through the evolution of a manual that has been disseminated to partnering organisations and site visits conducted by the project manager. Additional activities include a dissemination event that will be conducted during the youth camp and a follow up training for additional Master Trainers who've been selected from the participating schools to administer the youth camp.
Collaborator Contribution The project created strong partnerships with cultural artists working for and with young people including Future Vision Acrobats, Music Mind Consult Ltd., Niyo Arts Gallery/Cultural Centre, and MindLeaps who created training materials as well as served as Master Trainers at the TOT.
Impact Curriculum workshop March 2018, Training of Trainers, Creative Curriculum Manual and its eventual integration into the Rwanda national curriculum, and all subsequently delivered delivery of the MAP project in schools has been directly informed through this partnership.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Norwegian Refugee Council, Colombia 
Organisation Norwegian Refugee Council
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Learning from our work in the Pacific Coast of Colombian region will be shared with the refugee council.
Collaborator Contribution Support has been provided by the Norwegian Refugee Council, active in many under-reached areas of Colombia, in accessing indigenous and marginalised groups. In Cali, capital city of Valle del Cauca, particularly the Agua Blanca neighborhood, a section of it called Potrero Grande, the community is crowded with Colombian displaced communities and gangs. We met with transgendered dance clubs, collectives of performers, poets and urban dancers. It is important to say the Potrero Grande is itself the most complex place in Cali. We moved through the networks of youth closed to the research team. Part of the strength of the collaboration structure for the project has been to engage with youth - particularly potential youth leaders - in communities untouched by formal education or formal projects.
Impact Blogs on website. Publications forthcoming in 2019.
Start Year 2018
 
Description P1 Colombia: Universidad Claretiana 
Organisation Universidad Claretiana
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution • To continue "Narratives of the Future" we have a partnership with Claretian University/Mamau Cultural Center in Quibdó. We will be organizing neighbor activities, presentations in Quibdó.
Collaborator Contribution Support with organizing neighbor activities, presentations in Quibdó.
Impact Sustainability of the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description P1 South Africa: Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village School, Rwamagana district, Rwanda 
Organisation Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village School
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Delivered Changemakers Programme to their students - Thirty-one (31) learners in Senior 4, Senior 5 and Senior 6 in the age range of 16 to 21 participated in the programme
Collaborator Contribution Access to students and staff, venue space etc.
Impact Delivery of the Changemakers Programme to Rwanda, helping to extend evaluation/learning and scale out to the wider region.
Start Year 2018
 
Description P1 South Africa: Thabo Secondary School, Soweto 
Organisation Thabo Secondary School, Soweto, Johannesburg
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Delivered Changemakers programme to twenty-three (23) Grade 10 and 11 learners in the age range of 15 to 18
Collaborator Contribution Provided access to students, venue space etc.
Impact Successful delivery of Changemakers pilot project in SA, leading to expansion across the region.
Start Year 2018
 
Description P1 South Africa: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique 
Organisation Eduardo Mondlane University
Country Mozambique 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CTS P1 South Africa team have partnered with the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo to extend their Changemakers Programme to Mozambique. CTS provided the methodology, expertise and training.
Collaborator Contribution Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo provide support in identifying relevant groups and support with delivery/venues etc.
Impact Extension of The Changemakers programme to Mozambique.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Participatory Arts for Health Improvement in India 
Organisation The Kohima Institute
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution As aimed, this project has built research capacity among indigenous young people in a post-conflict and underdeveloped region where research into critical areas including health has been severely curtailed. In terms of institutional support, this project has bolstered the work of The Kohima Institute through international exposure, contract management and delivery. At a societal level, by engaging and creating linkages between young researchers, local activist-filmmakers and CSOs on the front lines of addressing addiction, unemployment, and mental health problems, the project has provided a space for dialogue about problems affecting youth in the region including how problems are defined and understood. Over the course of the year, our 3-member team of young Naga researchers has been empowered to narrate their own stories and to collaboratively undertake and disseminate research in creative new ways. The films, produced by TKI researchers, have given local CSOs a platform to communicate their contextual realities and raise awareness of the kinds of health and welfare problems affecting young people in post-conflict areas such as Nagaland where awareness of these problems is very low amongst communities and policymakers. In summary, the project has had impact on project participants as well as wider impact at the organisational level through the development of institutional knowledge and technical skills (research, film production, collaboration and partnership). At a societal level, it has enabled dialogue, collaboration and public engagement on the role of arts-based community development interventions for health promotion through physical meetings with faith-based organisations, youth bodies, CSO representatives and young audiences. The RAs has applied for additional funds (CTS mobility fund) to continue the dissemination work begun through this project and use their films for advocacy and awareness raising among local communities as well as to young people in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Kohima Institute has provided a good space and work environment wherein the researchers were able to meet regularly, work together, access library and internet resources, and organise trainings and dissemination events. The Kohima Institute staff also ensured the smooth operation of the facilities, as well as project fund disbursements, salaries, etc. In addition, the Institute helped the project by opening up its network of partner institutions and community leaders, as well as experts such as in areas of mental health and addiction, and from the world of film and filmmaking. The Kohima Institute's strong anthropological focus also meant that the various forms and functions of 'civil society' in indigenous communities were always points of reflection, giving the researchers a more nuanced understanding of the ways in which local institutions fit within larger social patterns, and how young people best respond to these various and changing forms and functions.
Impact (i) Recruited 3 Naga young research assistants (RA) to lead the project (ii) Delivered 3 technical filmmaking trainings to 3-member research team. 2 local film studios namely, Dreamz Unlimited and Richa Productions and also award winning documentary filmmaker Dr Piyush Roy (Jain University Bangalore India) ran the training in filming techniques. (April 2019); Ensured appropriate technical support for the RAs from local studios and camerapersons (Dreamz Unlimited, Richa Productions, Mesen Films) and international experts (Dr. Piyush Roy, Jain University Bangalore (India); Dr. Alison Kahn (Oxford Documentary Film Institute) (iii) Production and direction of 3 documentary films by indigenous young researchers. Led by TKI researchers and with ongoing support through weekly/fortnightly Skype calls with the PI and Co-I, fieldwork involved (a) pre-production and script-writing (b) filming and development of "rough cut" (c) post-production and development of "first cut". (iv) institutional capacity development (international project management, event organization and management) within TKI (v) Public engagement on the role of arts-based community development interventions for health promotion through two physical meetings (1-day stakeholder consultation April 2019 &1-day film dissemination Dec 2019) (vi) partnerships forged with local CSOs and filmmakers and development of an integrated network with faith-based and youth organisations (vii) youth capacity building (film-making skills, presentation and public speaking skills) (viii) Production and publication of 3 web-blogs on CTS website (ix) CTS Twitter takeover by TKI young researchers
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with 20 Schools in Eastern Province, Western Province, Northern Province, Southern Province and Kigali Province, Rwanda 
Organisation Rwanda Education Board
Country Rwanda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project delivered two seven-day training the trainer workshops from 2 July - 8 August 2019 at St André Hotel (Kabgayi) in Muhanga district; Southern Province of Rwanda. A total of 80 secondary school teachers (20 teachers from each of the four provinces including Gicumbi, Huye, Rubavu, Kicukiru) attended the two week, seven day residential trainings. Two provinces were paired over the course of each seven-day residential including Gicumbi and Huye in week one and Rubavu and Kicukiru in week two. The contribution made by myself and the research team includes the training of adult educators to deliver Music, Dance and Drama in their classrooms. Also, to provide much needed resources including a hard copy MAP manual (both in English and Kinyarwanda) plus flip chart paper, markers, ball, pens, pencils, post it notes and other stationary. Participants also have ongoing access to the Master Trainers from the Eastern Province who contributed to the facilitation of the training, MAP staff at partnering organisation IRDP, and site visits (October 2019) to help support the delivery of MAP within the partnering schools.
Collaborator Contribution The contribution of the partners includes in-kind support through the attendance of teachers from the five provinces. Districts, schools and teachers volunteered their time to participate in the MAP project with the understanding that they would receive knowledge and skills concerning the subject of Music, Dance and Drama to then implement MAP clubs into their schools.
Impact Working Paper; Kinyarwanda/English MAP Manual; Delivery of TOT by Master Trainers from Eastern Province (originally trained by Breed; Impact Documentary; MAP Clubs in 25 Schools; Policy Briefs; Cultural Artist Network
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with Lycee Du Lac Muhazi/ASPEJ, Eastern Province, Rwanda 
Organisation School Du Lac Muhazi
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The MAP project has provided ongoing training and support including site visits, sustainability training workshops, manuals and toolkits and professional development through the coaching of the Easter Province trainers as Master Trainers during the delivery of the training of trainers for the Western, Southern, Northern, and Kigali provinces between 20 July - 8 August 2019. The Master Trainers engage with the PI through bi-weekly Zoom meetings. Due to the contributions made by myself and the MAP research team, Lycee Du Lac Muhazi/ASPEJ integrates MAP into the curriculum for 300 male and 500 female students on a weekly basis. Also, through the implementation of an extra-curricular MAP club delivering MAP activities for 10 male and 25 female students alongside 1 male and 1 female teacher on a weekly basis. The Master Trainer from Lycee Du Lac Muhazi stated: 'Due to MAP, I noticed different changes like being more flexible, the way I solve conflict in my own family or among my colleagues and workmates in class. Also, the way I counsel others and manage emotions. I have the spirit of solving problems. Since MAP has been running in our school, the changes that I've noticed include the way students solve problems among themselves; the way they follow sessions in class; the way they collaborate with their teachers and leaders in general; and the way that they entertain. MAP clubs engage our young people even over the weekend on Sundays. Before inaugurating the MAP club on Sundays, students go out without permission. But now they have activities to engage them and to build community.'
Collaborator Contribution The partnering school and Master Trainer has contributed to the evolution of MAP within the region of Rwamagana, Eastern Province through the weekly delivery of MAP activities both within the school curriculum and class instruction time alongside afterschool extra-curricular activities. The Master Trainer has contributed to the translation of the MAP manual into Kinyarwanda and the delivery of professional development workshops in the school. Additionally, to conduct site visits to the other four provinces in order to support the incoming trainers and young people with the expansion of MAP through the Ubwuzu follow on funding.
Impact MAP Manual; MAP Training of Trainers (20 July - 8 August 2019); Youth Camp (21 November - 1 December 2019); Policy Briefs
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with Plural+ 
Organisation PLURAL+
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Changing the Story is working with Plural+, republishing material from the Voices of Youth website Voices of Youth (VOY) was founded in 1995 as UNICEF's online place for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world. Today, VOY is a vibrant community of youth bloggers from all over the world, offering inspiring, original insight and opinion on a variety of topics. Everyone is welcome to write, film, comment and engage in discussions.
Collaborator Contribution Plural+ are looking to encourage young people from Changing the Story to share their participatory videos on the Voices of Youth website.
Impact Blog post: My Story - Moiz Khan. This post talks about a short film which focuses 'on the Muslim world and the problems caused by the recent rise in Xenophobia'
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with RTC, Rubavu District, Western Province, Rwanda 
Organisation Rubavu Technical College (RTC) TVET
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The MAP project has provided ongoing training and support including site visits, sustainability training workshops, manuals and toolkits and professional development through the coaching of the Western Province trainers as Master Trainers during the delivery of the training of trainers for the Western, Southern, Northern, and Kigali provinces between 20 July - 8 August 2019. Also, the delivery of a Youth Camp from 21 November - 1 December. Due to the contributions made by the MAP research team, RTC integrates MAP into the school curriculum alongside delivering MAP activities for 280 male and 20 female students on a daily basis. MAP helps students to understand peace values and peace education and how they can solve conflict in class, school, and society in general. Also, delivering MAP through an extra-curricular MAP club for 25 male and 15 female students alongside 5 male teachers and 2 female teachers every Wednesday and Friday. Josiane Mukabugingo noted that a professional development was conducted to train 7 male teachers and 3 female teachers with the inclusion of 25 male students and 15 female students who attended the workshop. The professional development enabled learners to feel motivated about their learning which leads to good performance. The adult trainer Josiane Mukabugingo from RTC stated, 'Nowadays after being trained by MAP, I am very active in comparison to before. I can manage my class by using warm ups and energisers to avoid the students being bored. I became open and flexible. I learned how to be honest; helping and assisting others. Now, the students are involved with my teaching. Now, I am always finding ways to bring MAP into the curriculum to motivate the learners. There has been a very big change in the learners and teachers are more open. They feel free and confident. They are now able to solve problems amongst themselves. One of the most significant changes is the ability to problem solve. MAP is important to society. It helps students to know how to solve problems. Now students feel unique; they have the main purpose of peace building. I would like MAP to spread even to the government authorities. Additionally, there are those students who don't attend school. They could be trained in MAP in order to build a strong society.'
Collaborator Contribution The partnering school and Adult and Youth Trainers have contributed to the evolution of MAP within the region of Rubavu, Western Province through the delivery of MAP activities in the school curriculum, professional development trainings, and extra-curricular activities.
Impact MAP Training of Trainers (20 July - 8 August 2019); Youth Camp (21 November - 1 December 2019); Policy Briefs
Start Year 2019
 
Description Praxis & The Victoria and Albert Museum 
Organisation Victoria and Albert Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Praxis attended the V&A Culture in Crisis Launch in Dec 19. Following the launch, Praxis had two meetings with the Culture in Crisis team Jan/Feb 2020 (Laura Jones and Vernon Rapley). Laura and Vernon presented at the Heritage Nexus event in Lebanon and have expressed an interest in attending future Praxis events.
Collaborator Contribution Praxis attended the V&A Culture in Crisis Launch in Dec 19. Following the launch, Praxis had two meetings with the Culture in Crisis team Jan/Feb 2020 (Laura Jones and Vernon Rapley). Laura and Vernon presented at the Heritage Nexus event in Lebanon and have expressed an interest in attending future Praxis events.
Impact Laura and Vernon presented at the Heritage Nexus event in Lebanon and have expressed an interest in attending future Praxis events. Laura and Vernon will feature in the report produced followed the Nexus event, a policy facing document that speaks to the funders and research community. Laura has been asked to contribute to a podcast episode around Heritage for Global Challenges.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Rearabilwe - Daveyton CBO South Africa (BST) 
Organisation Rearabilwe Ekurhuleni Community Care
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution BST and University of Leeds delivered and developed their Youth Committee model in collaboration with this CBO (Community Based Organisation), engaging young participants from the safe park as part of the programme.
Collaborator Contribution This CBO provided venue space for workshops and showcasing events, and access to their young participants, as well as expertise regarding the safe park system in South Africa and general support for the programme.
Impact See all outputs relating to activities and workshops at this CBO's safe park location.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Rearabilwe - Tsakane CBO South Africa (BST) 
Organisation Rearabilwe Ekurhuleni Community Care
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution BST and University of Leeds delivered and developed their Youth Committee model in collaboration with this CBO (Community Based Organisation), engaging young participants from the safe park as part of the programme.
Collaborator Contribution This CBO provided venue space for workshops and showcasing events, and access to their young participants, as well as expertise regarding the safe park system in South Africa and general support for the programme.
Impact See all outputs relating to activities and workshops at this CBO's safe park location.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Rosa Luxemburg Foundation 
Organisation Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sharing of the Changemakers Programme resources and evaluation.
Collaborator Contribution The Salzburg Global Seminar has invested in the Change Makers programme, as has the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (50k total). . The Johannesburg pilot programme in South Africa was funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation - South Africa while in Rwanda it was financed by Aegis Trust.
Impact South Africa strand of the Changemakers programme.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Rwamagan Leaders NGO School 
Organisation Rwamagana Leaders’ School
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Rwanda team have developed an arts curriculum with partners to be delivered in schools including Rwamagana Leaders NGO School. Training and a manual have been provided to the school. A Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) was introduced to Rwandan schools in 2016 with a three year roll out period. This new approach to teaching reduced class times to 40 minutes and introduced arts classes including Dance, Music, and Drama. However, due to short class sessions and high pressure to finish the advanced curriculum, teachers feel they don't have time to implement creative teaching strategies. The MAP methodology has directly influenced the delivery of the curriculum, providing creative approaches to address large class sizes, student-led initiatives and experiential learning both in the subject of Music, Dance and Drama, but across the curriculum as well.
Collaborator Contribution Rwamagana Leaders NGO School trained 16 teachers in MAP methodolgy which has impacted three levels of study with MAP activities being used during 'crew' times. They've also created a drama club of 10 people (5 girls/5 boys).
Impact Rwamagana Leaders NGO School trained 16 teachers in MAP methodology which has impacted three levels of study with MAP activities being used during 'crew' times. They've also created a drama club of 10 people (5 girls/5 boys).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Rwamagana A School, Rwanda 
Organisation Rwamagana Leaders’ School
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Rwanda team have developed an arts curriculum with partners to be delivered in schools including Rwamagana A School. Training and a manual have been provided to the school. A Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) was introduced to Rwandan schools in 2016 with a three year roll out period. This new approach to teaching reduced class times to 40 minutes and introduced arts classes including Dance, Music, and Drama. However, due to short class sessions and high pressure to finish the advanced curriculum, teachers feel they don't have time to implement creative teaching strategies. The MAP methodology has directly influenced the delivery of the curriculum, providing creative approaches to address large class sizes, student-led initiatives and experiential learning both in the subject of Music, Dance and Drama, but across the curriculum as well.
Collaborator Contribution Rwamagana A School have used MAP resources and approaches to create a functioning drama club of 52 students (20 male/32 female).
Impact Rwamagana A School have used MAP resources and approaches to create a functioning drama club of 52 students (20 male/32 female).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Rwanda Education Board 
Organisation Rwanda Education Board
Country Rwanda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Prof. Ananda Breed and a host of in-country partners have together created a manual of participatory arts exercises (translated into Kinyarwanda), which has now directly influenced the national curriculum framework in Music, Dance and Drama through our partnership and signed MOU with the Rwanda Education Board.
Collaborator Contribution The partnership with the Rwanda Education Board (REB) and MOU illustrates a significant advancement of the project in terms of influencing policy. It has the potential to shape the national arts curriculum of Rwanda through curriculum and textbook development and MAP alignment with already existing REB trainings. The invitation to partner MAP trainings with REB trainings will assist in areas where funding is not available, while also delivering impact and sustainability.
Impact Noted impact includes the inclusion of REB as a project partner and the inclusion of MAP methodologies into the national curriculum framework for Music, Dance and Drama.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Salzburg Global Seminar 
Organisation Salzburg Global Seminar
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Changing the Story will provide a range of outputs, speaker networks and new learning and research through its projects that Salzburg Global can then share as content for their global seminars.
Collaborator Contribution Salzburg Global have committed to disseminate our work in Phase 3 through their prestigious global seminar series, which will also involve considerable online sharing. Through their extensive networks, Salzburg Global will also help us to raise awareness of our Phase 2 commissioning phase and identify potential candidates who can apply.
Impact A representative from Salzburg Global is attending our HGRF Network event in May in South Africa, at which point we expect they can actively be involved in the design, marketing and delivery of Phases 2 and 3.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Sana Initiative, Rwanda 
Organisation Sana Initiative
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We've worked with Sana Initiative to develop our MAP methodology, providing opportunities for them to tailor their expertise to a new area, and generating additional income for them through this work.
Collaborator Contribution The cultural artists in Rwanda have different ways of responding to painful pasts and potential symptoms of trauma that might emerge within the workshop or performance space with young people. In order to address some of these issues, we've partnered with Sana Initiative who has provided both group and one-to-one support during the training of trainers residential training from 27 August - 1 September. Additionally, we are enriching the curriculum to enhance trust building, listening, being present, being non-judgemental, and providing self-awareness and coaching. In particular, Iyaga provided a workshop based on sojourning to emphasise peer-to-peer support mechanisms.
Impact Training or trainers and MAP methodology manual. Interdisciplinray: arts/psychology/mental health
Start Year 2018
 
Description Sarajevo School of Film and Technology (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 
Organisation Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Izazov project ran 5 days of film-making and activism workshops with young Bosnian changemakers in Sarajevo in July 2019. These workshops were held at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. The school provided Izazov with a workshop space and their technician ran a workshop session on film-making technique.
Collaborator Contribution The Izazov project ran 5 days of film-making and activism workshops with young Bosnian changemakers in Sarajevo in July 2019. These workshops were held at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. The school provided Izazov with a workshop space and their technician ran a workshop session on film-making technique.
Impact - 5 days of film-making and activism workshops - 4 short films - youth activism network between Bosnian and European young activists - links with Complete Freedom of Truth - 1 website - further workshops and screening events
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sarajevo School of Science and Technology 
Organisation Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Izazov research team was made up of researchers from King's College London (Dr Tiffany Fairey and Dr Henry Redwood) and from Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST) (Dr Jasmin Hasic). SSST supported the research collaboration by acting as the local research organisation supporting Dr Jasmin Hasic with the administration of the grant.
Collaborator Contribution The Izazov research team was made up of researchers from King's College London (Dr Tiffany Fairey and Dr Henry Redwood) and from Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST) (Dr Jasmin Hasic). SSST supported the research collaboration by acting as the local research organisation supporting Dr Jasmin Hasic with the administration of the grant.
Impact - 5 days of film-making and activism workshops - 4 short films - youth activism network between Bosnian and European young activists - links with Complete Freedom of Truth - 1 website - further workshops and screening events
Start Year 2019
 
Description South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation 
Organisation Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access for JGFC to an international network of civil society organisations working in similar areas through the project. Financial support through this grant to evaluate and expand their 'Changemakers' project. Availability and funding of international partners to attend JGFC events as part of network activities. Access to research resources through the literature review phase of the project.
Collaborator Contribution JGFC have provided staff and administrative support to the SA strand of the project. They provide invaluable local expertise and a piloted project methodology from which to work from for Phase 1 project activities.
Impact The JGFC are organising our second network meet 21-23 May 2018. It will be an invaluable opportunity for our network to meet with JGFC's network of civil society actors across Africa, as well as to share our project work with JGFC's public networks, who will be attending parts of the workshops. More information will be outlined in the next submission.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Stacion - Centre for Contemporary Arts 
Organisation Stacion
Country Kosovo 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Access for Stacion to an international network of civil society organisations working in similar areas through the project. Financial support through this grant to deliver a new youth-focused project as part of their programme. Access and financial support to attend UK and European network activities linked to the project for personal and organisational development. Access to research resources through the literature review phase of the project. More contributions will be added as the project progresses.
Collaborator Contribution Stacion have provided staff and administrative support to the SA strand of the project. They provide invaluable local expertise and a piloted project methodology from which to work from for Phase 1 project activities. More contributions will be added as the project progresses.
Impact Stacion's director, Albert Heta, attended the annual European youth-focused arts project 'The Complete Freedom of Truth' Bridport Residencey (12-16 Feb 2018) to talk about his work and the Changing The Story project with young people from the UK and Europe. In March 2018 Stacion, working in partnership with Dr. Luci and Dr. Schwandner-Sievers launch their first iteration of their pilot project in Prishtina. More outputs/outcomes will be inputted as the project progresses.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNESCO 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Department Education Sector
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We invited UNESCO's central Youth Development lead to attend our ECR Project Development Workshop as a policy expert and will continue to share learning and practice with her as the project progresses.
Collaborator Contribution UNESCO's central Youth Development lead attended, and was highly engaged, during our ECR Project Development Workshop. In addition to the excellent learning she provided to the attendees as a policy expert, she also offered support to ECRs and their corresponding CSO partners in developing their applications.
Impact Involvement of UNESCO expertise in shaping Phase 2 of the project, meaning more project applications aligned to the UN SDGs. Additionally, there are conversations with UNESCO to use the MAP methodology developed in Rwanda for young people to use the participatory arts as an advocacy tool to inform policy.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UNESCO - James Bridge and Helen Maclagan 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 10 February 2020 Meeting with James Bridge, UNESCO Attended by Prof Stuart Taberner, Dr Francesca Giliberto and Dr Deena Dajani. Followed up on conversations with a colleague of James who had attended a Praxis Learning Event in January 2020 on the basis of which James accepted invitation to attend the Praxis Nexus in February 2020. Meeting discussed James's participation in the Nexus as Keynote, as well as future collaboration between UNESCO and Praxis over Nexus like event that includes practitioners from UNESCOs World Heritage Sites.
Collaborator Contribution 10 February 2020 Meeting with James Bridge, UNESCO Attended by Prof Stuart Taberner, Dr Francesca Giliberto and Dr Deena Dajani. Followed up on conversations with a colleague of James who had attended a Praxis Learning Event in January 2020 on the basis of which James accepted invitation to attend the Praxis Nexus in February 2020. Meeting discussed James's participation in the Nexus as Keynote, as well as future collaboration between UNESCO and Praxis over Nexus like event that includes practitioners from UNESCOs World Heritage Sites. 19 February 2020 5th Meeting of the Informal European Network of National Commissions for UNESCO (Cascais, Portugal) Attended by James Bridge (Chief Executive and Secretary-General of the UK National Commission for UNESCO). Praxis' Nexus Event on Heritage for Global Challenges was announced to the 30 countries and Secretary-Generals of National Commissions for UNESCO attending the meeting. The meeting showed a growing interest in this area. The event was also mentioned to the UK ambassador for UNESCO and UNESCO's ambassador to Lebanon who expressed their willingness to receive a copy of Praxis' report on Heritage for Global Challenges.
Impact James Bridge delivered a keynote speak at the Heritage Nexus event in Lebanon. Discussions ongoing around future collaboration between UNESCO and Praxis over Nexus like event that includes practitioners from UNESCOs World Heritage Sites. James took part in a short film interview about the Nexus event which will be uploaded to the CTS website.
Start Year 2019
 
Description US Embassy in Cambodia 
Organisation US Embassy in Cambodia
Country Cambodia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our Co-Is Dr. Peter Manning and Dr. Ly Sok Kheang and PI Prof. Paul Cooke added additional value to the Ministry of Tourism part-funded 'Anlong Veng Peace Tours' based at Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam), which was the central focus of our Cambodia Phase 1 focus.
Collaborator Contribution The sharing of one of the trainee teacher groups' participatory film outputs, Leader with Two Faces, was shared on the US Embassy of Phnom Penh's Facebook page as an example of good practice, where it was viewed more than 78,000 times.
Impact The sharing of one of the trainee teacher groups' participatory film outputs, Leader with Two Faces, was shared on the US Embassy of Phnom Penh's Facebook page as an example of good practice, where it was viewed more than 78,000 times.
Start Year 2017
 
Description United Nations Development Programme 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations Development Programme
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our Co-Is Dr. Peter Manning and Dr. Ly Sok Kheang and PI Prof. Paul Cooke added additional value to the UNDP part-funded 'Anlong Veng Peace Tours' based at Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam), which was the central focus of our Cambodia Phase 1 focus, by developing and adding a participatory video element to the workshops with partners.
Collaborator Contribution The 'Anlong Veng Peace Tours' programme, led by our Co-I Dr. Ly Sok Kheang (Documentation Centre of Cambodia) are part-funded by the UNDP. Through this partnership, UNDP shared resulting video outputs on their social media pages, helping us reach more than 100,000 views (one example of a film shared is below)
Impact - Anlong Veng Peace Tour videos - Multidisciplinary (sociology, arts, film studies, heritage, history, justice & reconciliation)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Universidad de los Andes, Colombia 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ass. Prof. Alejandro Castillejo is the in-country Co-Investigator of our Phase 1 Colombia strand: Tales of the Future: Senses, Creativity and the Arts of Survival in Colombia. As grant partners, we funded a Research Assistant, research time for the DC-Cam Co-Investigator, travel for the Co-I to attend an international workshops, including in South Africa, UK and Cambodia. The other Colombia co-I is Dr. Simon Dancey at Creative & Cultural Skills.
Collaborator Contribution Ass. Prof. Alejandro Castillejo is the in-country Co-Investigator of our Phase 1 Colombia strand: Tales of the Future: Senses, Creativity and the Arts of Survival in Colombia. In addition to fulfilling this role in co-developing the literature review and proof-of-concept project, Alejandro has also provided numerous open-access resources for the Changing the Story website, shared learning with the active network, and will be cohosting an international workshop as part of the project in Colombia in September 2019.
Impact All Colombia related blog posts on the CTS website / All spanish-language resources on the website and numerous open-access papers on the website. Forthcoming publications and event overviews will be provided in the next summary.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Bath 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr. Peter Manning, Lecturer in Sociology at University of Bath is the UK Co-Investigator for the Cambodia Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has been provided relevant funding to complete this role. As a member of the wider network, we have also funded Manning to attend our capacity building events with global partners including in South Africa and the UK. Prof. Paul Cooke has also acted as a Participatory Video mentor for Dr. Manning and partners at DC-Cam, and Manning and Cooke are now producing new films together as a result of this partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Peter Manning, Lecturer in Sociology at University of Bath is the UK Co-Investigator for the Cambodia Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has led on this strand of research and practice in all regards.
Impact All Cambodia related outputs listed, as well as involvement in all our international engagement events. Publications are forthcoming and will be listed in our 2020 submission.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Lincoln, Rwanda 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof. Ananda Breed, Professor in Theatre at University of Lincoln is the UK Co-Investigator for the Rwanda Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has been provided relevant funding to complete this role. As a member of the wider network, we have also funded them to attend our capacity building events with global partners including in South Africa and the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Breed has lead on all Rwanda strand activities.
Impact All outputs and outcomes related to the Rwanda strand.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Pretoria, South Africa 
Organisation University of Pretoria
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof. Chaya Herman, University of Pretoria is the in-country Co-Investigator for the Kosovo Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has been provided relevant funding to complete this role. As a member of the wider network, we have also funded them to attend our capacity building events with global partners. We also funded a PDRA from Uni of Pretoria as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Herman is the in-country Co-Investigator for the South Africa Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has led on this strand of research and practice in all regards in collaboration with Prof. Taberner (UK Co-I).
Impact All South-Africa strand related outputs and outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Prishtina, Kosovo 
Organisation University of Pristina
Country Kosovo 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ass. Prof. Nita Luci, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at University of Prishtina is the in-country Co-Investigator for the Kosovo Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has been provided relevant funding to complete this role. As a member of the wider network, we have also funded them to attend our capacity building events with global partners including, where visa processes have allowed.
Collaborator Contribution Ass.Prof. Luci is the in-country Co-Investigator for the Kosovo Phase 1 strand of Changing the Story and has led on this strand of research and practice in all regards. She has also lent an invaluable gender focus to the wider project because of the Kosovo strand work, which is encouraging us to focus more broadly on gender and other intersectionalities of youth in the project.
Impact All Kosovo related activities. Multi-disciplinary across Social Anthropology, Gender studies, Arts and Media Studies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Uthando CBO South Africa (BST) 
Organisation Uthando CBO
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution BST and University of Leeds delivered and developed their Youth Committee model in collaboration with this CBO (Community Based Organisation), engaging young participants from the safe park as part of the programme.
Collaborator Contribution This CBO provided venue space for workshops and showcasing events, and access to their young participants, as well as expertise regarding the safe park system in South Africa and general support for the programme.
Impact See all outputs relating to activities and workshops at this CBO's safe park location.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Uyisenga Ni Imanzi (Connective Memories project) 
Organisation Uyisenga Ni Imanzi
Country Rwanda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Uyisenga Ni Imanzi are the civil society organization partner for the Connective Memories project who have been involved in its co-production and undertaking.
Collaborator Contribution Uyisenga have provided psychosocial support to participants participated in the project and guidance on the adaption of tools to the cultural context. 20 young people who receive support from Uyisenga have been involved in the research project.
Impact We are in the process of writing a paper on local approaches to psychosocial healing in the Rwandan context, based on learning from this project.
Start Year 2019
 
Title Making of the Museum of Education, Kosovo 
Description Design of the webpage, with animation - provided by Linda Gusia 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact To be completed by Linda Gusia 
 
Description A reflection on the graffiti training workshop held at BaTonga Museum, Binga (Blog) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog forms part of the CTS Young Changemakers blog series and was written by Willard Mutanga. The blog was used to launch the new Young Changemakers page on the CTS website featuring content and opportunities specifically by and for young people in the Global South. In the blog Willard reflects on his experience of participating in a graffiti art workshop and the opportunities learning these new skills afforded the youth in Binga, Zimbabwe. The purpose of the YCM series is to incorporate youth voice into central CTS communication, to provide a window into existing CTS projects from the perspective of the young people co-producing/involved and to amplify the voices of young people living in "post-conflict" settings and/or in the Global South. The blog was shared on the CTS website and Twitter account.

Willard (blog author): Thanks a lot. I appreciate the effort which you made towards the script. I feel empowered and inspired to hear such wonderful comments from you and Melis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/09/12/a-reflection-on-the-graffiti-training-workshop-held-...
 
Description Learning from the past with and for young people: Intergenerational dialogue, education, and memory after genocide Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of the workshop which took place in March 2019, was to to bring together researchers, artists, and civil society practitioners from within Cambodia and other post-conflict contexts to share experiences and insights across research projects, develop avenues to enhance impact, and provide opportunities to network and liaise for future collaborations with partners from across the global north and south. A particular focus of the workshop will be supporting Early Career Researchers in any discipline from across the world who are working on issues related to this topic and are currently involved in GCRF projects. The conference was also used to launch Praxis: Arts and Humanities for Global Development.

83 delegates (roughly 30 in-country).
Local NGOs/CSOs/Global South Researchers participated in panels (5 panels in total: Imaging new ways to create and develop collaboration, Transnational Justice, Memory and Education, Introducing CTS and Learning from the Past) - 'The workshop is very importance for share any idea, experience and access to the youth generation. I hope to participate in the workshop next year'. 'I'm very happy that a lot of foreigners want to know about Khmer history because I want to share experience from other countries. We cannot make peace alone, but we can make peace together'

'The great thing about this conference is that I can share and hear from different perspectives who come from many countries. It also opens space for discussion'

Cambodia Conference report provides further evaluation of the event - link below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/110/2019/09/Report-of-Cambodia-Confere...
 
Description Meeting in Los Andes to think about peace on a small scale - El Espectador 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published online on 3rd September about the Peace in a Small Scale conference in Colombia. The article promotes the event and features the names of CTS grantees. El Espectador is the 2nd largest newspaper in Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.elespectador.com/colombia2020/pais/encuentro-en-los-andes-para-pensar-la-paz-pequena-esc...
 
Description Memory and Identity: Do Khmer Rouge Narratives Influence how Cambodian Millennials Shape their Identity? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Thesis by Changing the Story partner Darathtey Din (Not recognised under the category publications). The paper considers the historical context of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge Regime, the post-conflict memories of young Cambodians and how these memories have shaped the identity of young Cambodians. The paper was shared via the Changing the Story website and Social Media Channels. The response to the paper on Twitter was particularly positive, receiving 21 retweets, 51 likes and multiple personal messages of support and interest to Darathtey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/110/2019/05/Memory-and-Identity.pdf
 
Description 'Aesthetic Approaches to IR', Round table at BISA ((I co-convened the roundtable)), London, UK. June 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in a roundtable on the aesthetics of peace at BISA annual conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Re-thinking Reconciliation through the Arts: Artistic Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina.' Transitional Justice in the Balkans, Prishtina, Kosovo. Sept. 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a paper on alternative pathways to post-conflict reconciliation at a conference in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'The Aesthetics of Peace', CEEISA annual conference (I co-convened the panel), Belgrade, Serbia. June 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Provided paper on the aesthetics of peace to an audience of around 25 academics and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 10 February 2020 Meeting with James Bridge, UNESCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended by Prof Stuart Taberner, Dr Francesca Giliberto and Dr Deena Dajani. Followed up on coversations with a colleague of James who had attended a Praxis Learning Event in January 2020 on the basis of which James accepted invitation to attend the Praxis Nexus in February 2020. Meeting discussed James's participation in the Nexus as Keynote, as well as future collaboration between UNESCO and Praxis over Nexus like event that includes practitioners from UNESCOs World Heritage Sites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 10th Network Meeting on Dealing with the Past in Kosovo (P1 Kosovo) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting will provide space to exchange on the production of narratives in Kosovo's recent history. We will screen a short documentary (12') called 'Changing the Story - The Kosovo Strand' and are glad to have with us Asst. Prof. Nita Luci from the University of Pristina to discuss on the project presented in the documentary and on narratives in general. Thereafter, an interactive part will allow participants to jointly reflect on what we remember and what we forget in Kosovo's more recent history.

Number of attendees and impact unknown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 10x Community Based Workshops in Rearabilwe-Tsakane safe park, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 11 Community Based Workshops in Bambanani Safe Park, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 11 February 2020 Meeting with Harriet Hoffler, DCMS (Praxis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended by Prof Stuart Taberner, Dr Francesca Giliberto and Dr Deena Dajani. Followed up on earlier conversations between Deena and Harriet and discussed Harriet's participation in Praxis Nexus in February 2020. Also discussed Harriet's participation in Evaluation workshop being co-hosted with BC in September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 12x Community Based Workshops in Uthando safe park, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 19x Community Based Workshops at Community Crisis Centre safe park, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 21 Community Based Workshops at Nigel Community Cares safe park, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 26 Community Based Workshops in KATHA Day Care safe park, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 5th Meeting of the Informal European Network of National Commissions for UNESCO (Cascais, Portugal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended by James Bridge (Chief Executive and Secretary-General of the UK National Commission for UNESCO). Praxis' Nexus Event on Heritage for Global Challenges was announced to the 30 countries and Secretary-Generals of National Commissions for UNESCO attending the meeting. The meeting showed a growing interest in this area. The event was also mentioned to the UK ambassador for UNESCO and UNESCO's ambassador to Lebanon who expressed their willingness to receive a copy of Praxis' report on Heritage for Global Challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 8 community based workshops in Rearabilwe-Daveyton, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 9 Community Based Workshops in Bonisiwe Safe Park, South Africa (BST) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community-based workshops (CBWs) were delivered to support the development of the Youth Committees and their advocacy campaigns. This series of CBWs took place in one of 8 Safe Parks in Ekurhuleni Municipality in Gauteng Province that took part. The workshops were delivered dependent on the level of prior engagement with the Bishop Simeon Trust on arts-based approaches and Youth Committee development. The development models devised during prior collaboration with the University of Leeds were used as the basis for intervention. This progressed from an initial youth mobilisation phase, supported by the Child and Youth Care Workers / Auxiliary Social Workers within Safe Parks, to the implementation of the participatory arts-based advocacy model. Using this approach leadership development is participatory in nature, children are provided with space to contribute to the collective action as individuals in a safe space.

The workshops across the 8 safe parks led to 189 children being supported to develop their skills as youth leaders through their membership of the Youth Committees and their involvement in the arts-based advocacy. The Youth Committees then engaged with 1,405 children supported by the Safe Park programmes within the community-based partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A cross-discipline analysis of the Community Engagement for Antimicrobial Resistance Conference - blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog forms part of the series of blogs written by delegates who attended the CE4AMR conference in Nepal and part of the evaluation of the event covering a wide range of perspectives/ disciplines. In this blog, Jane Plastow, Emmanuel Tsekleves and Juan Carrique-Mas discuss their experience of the event from 3 distinct backgrounds and disciplines.
The blog was shared on the CTS website and Twitter account. The blog was retweeted by the CE4AMR Twitter account which to date has 149 followers. Collectively CE4AMR blogs have increased the CTS twitter following inclusive of an AMR audience and supported the building of an online CE4AMR network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/09/17/a-cross-discipline-analysis-of-the-community-engagem...
 
Description Activist Film Conference - 15 Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A day of screenings, panels and discussion bringing together activist filmmakers from across the UK and beyond. Hosted by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at University of Leeds, and working with the Radical Film Network, this event seeks to ask why and how we make activist films, from conception to dissemination, and asks what we can learn from each other to keep producing change. Event in partnership with Leeds International Film Festival. Featured films from across UK and Latin America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leedsfilmcity.com/whats-on/voicing-hidden-histories-day-2-activist-film-conference/
 
Description Anlong Veng Peace Tours - April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On April 18, twelve trainee teachers, including students from Takeo province and three from the local area, themselves children of former Khmer Rouge, participated in the Anlong Veng Peace Tour, part of the Phase 1 Cambodia strand of Changing the Story. The April 2018 Peace Tour also marked a particularly important moment within the wider Changing the Story project. While tour participants had previously been assigned research tasks to draft reports on the history and experiences of local residents, the April 2018 tour was the first deployment of participatory film-making methods as a means for students to explore the stories of local residents and former Khmer Rouge. Working in groups of four, the student-teachers were trained in the use of audio-visual equipment 'on-site', identifying key themes and questions for their films to explore, before conducting interviews and capturing footage of key sites in the area. The 'multiplication' effect of the participatory-film making approach is significant: the trainee-teachers will be able to incorporate their films within their own teaching as they return to their schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2018/05/16/changing-the-story-whose-stories-and-why/
 
Description Anthropology students workshop 27 Oct 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Paul Cooke taught a Level 3 Anthropology class - designed to draw on the learning from the Voicing Hidden Histories project, in particular the work in South Africa. The class had around 30 students and consisted of a half day workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Art, AMR and Global Health - Getting Creative with Superbugs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Written by Jess Mitchell and uploaded 4 June 2019, the blog launches the CE4AMR project public and the conference set to take place in Nepal in July. The blog outlines the partnership with CE4AMR, CTS and HERD International and lets readers know what they can expect from the event in Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/06/04/arts-amr-and-global-health-getting-creative-with-sup...
 
Description Article in Yorkshire Evening Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online/Print Article in Yorkshire Evening Post 'Leeds University Academics using arts to help conflict-torn countries build better futures.' The article was published on 13 May 2019. The article focuses specifically on CTS P1 projects and features quotes from P1 Co-Investigator Stuart Taberner.
YEP readership average readership 100,000 (https://www.statista.com/statistics/288412/yorkshire-post-newspaper-readership-trend-uk/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/leeds-university-academics-using-arts-to-help-conflict-t...
 
Description Article on Izazov Project in Al Jazeera BiH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Blog appeared on Balkans Al Jazeera website on 25 April 2019. The blog, written to project partner Tina Lee, documents the events of the CTS P2 BiH project and features a web link to the CTS website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://balkans.aljazeera.net/blog/changing-story-bih
 
Description Arts & Development Seminar at LIFF 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A day-long seminar hosted by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds and in partnership with Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF), reflecting on learning, opportunities and challenges regarding the relationship between participatory arts and international development. The seminar featured an international, interdisciplinary mix of panels with distinguished academics, policy makers, artists and practitioners from across the world. Funded by the AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund. Project partners from both 'Voicing Hidden Histories', 'Challenging Xenophobia' and 'Changing the Story' presented papers and engaged in discussion and networking, along with other practitioners, academics, activists, postgraduate students and general public members in attendance. A full programme can be found in the link below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leedsfilmcity.com/whats-on/voicing-hidden-histories-day-1-academic-seminar/
 
Description Arts for thought - blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by Faith Mkwananzi about the activities Faith undertook following the Mobility Fund Award. The blog was shared via the CTS website, Twitter account and shared by project partners. The blog will be used to encourage the network to apply to the fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2020/03/09/arts-for-thought-i-am-a-changemaker-so-are-all-of-us...
 
Description Arts-based workshop and community dialogues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We held a a three-day arts-based workshop led by the 10 young people and 6 adult facilitators as part of the Isangizanyankuru (memories) PAR project. The workshop was conducted with another group of 20 young people from marginalised backgrounds, supported by Uyisenga Ni Imanzi. The young people created pieces of Forum Theatre to explore stories from their communities. We then had a day of community dialogues where the young people performed the Forum Theatre and community dialogue facilitators from IRDP facilitate group intergenerational dialogues between young people and the adults (mostly parents) on the issues raised. A further 19 women and 8 men participated in the community dialogues alongside 7 community dialogue facilitators (three male and three female). The Forum Theatre performances generated considerable discussion among community members who reported a greater understanding of children's experiences and perspectives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attended launch of Culture in Crisis portal at the V&A (Praxis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Praxis attended the launch of the portal and the V&A as potential avenue of maximizing Heritage projects' impact. Made introductions to Praxis to Laura Jones and scheduled follow-up meeting to discuss Praxis-V&A collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description BOOM Concerts in 1980s Kosovo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Written by Rina Krasniqi (Lirindja), the blog describes the Phase 1 Kosovo proof of concept project 'Boom Zine' and the project teams interest in analysing Boom Concerts in Kosovo from the 1980s. The blog was shared via the CTS website and Twitter account.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/04/29/boom-concerts-in-1980s-kosovo/
 
Description BST Showcase Event & Child Parent Self Reflection Session: Bambanani, Dukathole 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Child Parent Self Reflection Session are a third level of showcase event limited to the sharing of the campaign message / film of the Youth Committees with the parents and guardians of children supported by the Safe Park. The children featuring in the films attend 'in character' and ready to respond to questions from the audience as such.

These sessions encouraged greater cross generational dialogue between the children and their parents / guardians, to help promote trust and safeguarding of children. They also helped engage adults in the work of the Safe Parks, as they can in turn support through their own connections with a broader range of stakeholders in their communities, helping establish the community partner organisations as more than just Drop-In Centres. This in turn helped them to reduce the stigma that may be attached to their work and enhance their role as a focal point of child focussed services and other relevant stakeholders in their communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BST Showcase Event & Child Parent Self Reflection Session: Community Crisis Centre, Reiger 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Child Parent Self Reflection Session are a third level of showcase event limited to the sharing of the campaign message / film of the Youth Committees with the parents and guardians of children supported by the Safe Park. The children featuring in the films attend 'in character' and ready to respond to questions from the audience as such.

These sessions encouraged greater cross generational dialogue between the children and their parents / guardians, to help promote trust and safeguarding of children. They also helped engage adults in the work of the Safe Parks, as they can in turn support through their own connections with a broader range of stakeholders in their communities, helping establish the community partner organisations as more than just Drop-In Centres. This in turn helped them to reduce the stigma that may be attached to their work and enhance their role as a focal point of child focussed services and other relevant stakeholders in their communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BST Showcase Event & Child Parent Self Reflection Session: KATHA Day Care, Katlehong 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Child Parent Self Reflection Session are a third level of showcase event limited to the sharing of the campaign message / film of the Youth Committees with the parents and guardians of children supported by the Safe Park. The children featuring in the films attend 'in character' and ready to respond to questions from the audience as such.

These sessions encouraged greater cross generational dialogue between the children and their parents / guardians, to help promote trust and safeguarding of children. They also helped engage adults in the work of the Safe Parks, as they can in turn support through their own connections with a broader range of stakeholders in their communities, helping establish the community partner organisations as more than just Drop-In Centres. This in turn helped them to reduce the stigma that may be attached to their work and enhance their role as a focal point of child focussed services and other relevant stakeholders in their communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BST Showcase Event & Child Parent Self Reflection Session: Nigel Caring Community, Duduza 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Child Parent Self Reflection Session are a third level of showcase event limited to the sharing of the campaign message / film of the Youth Committees with the parents and guardians of children supported by the Safe Park. The children featuring in the films attend 'in character' and ready to respond to questions from the audience as such.

These sessions encouraged greater cross generational dialogue between the children and their parents / guardians, to help promote trust and safeguarding of children. They also helped engage adults in the work of the Safe Parks, as they can in turn support through their own connections with a broader range of stakeholders in their communities, helping establish the community partner organisations as more than just Drop-In Centres. This in turn helped them to reduce the stigma that may be attached to their work and enhance their role as a focal point of child focussed services and other relevant stakeholders in their communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BST Showcase Event: My Safe Park, My Home, June 2019 in Duduza, Nigel 1494, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two stakeholder engagement showcase events were held over the course of the project, the first in Duduza on 28th June 2019 and the second in Katlehong on 22nd November 2019. Each of the events were organised by one of the Safe Parks engaged in the project: Duduza by Nigel Caring Community and Katlehong by KATHA Day Care. This allowed them to build on their local social capital and connections, allowing us to keep costs low whilst also engaging with a broader range of stakeholders than possible had it been externally organised.

The proceedings of the events themselves were organised and hosted by a youth advisory board of young people selected by each of the Youth Committees. This helped to promote youth leadership and youth voice at the heart of the events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BST Showcase Event: My Safe Park, My Home; Tsolo, Katlehong, 1431, South Africa. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two stakeholder engagement showcase events were held over the course of the project, the first in Duduza on 28th June 2019 and the second in Katlehong on 22nd November 2019. Each of the events were organised by one of the Safe Parks engaged in the project: Duduza by Nigel Caring Community and Katlehong by KATHA Day Care. This allowed them to build on their local social capital and connections, allowing us to keep costs low whilst also engaging with a broader range of stakeholders than possible had it been externally organised. The proceedings of the events themselves were organised and hosted by a youth advisory board of young people selected by each of the Youth Committees. This helped to promote youth leadership and youth voice at the heart of the events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Be Curious 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event provided an opportunity to showcase research taking place at the UoL and to inspire interest. Platform for researchers to connect with local community. To demonstrate social responsibility of research. CTS stall at the Be Curious event - attended by 1200. 45% of visitors were under 18. 75% of visitors were from Leeds. Coverage from BBC Radio Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blogpost by Atish Indrekar as part of Changing the Story's #YoungChangemakers series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Budhan Theatre member and Director of film outputs of this project, Abhishek Indrekar, wrote a blogpost for Changing the Story about his work as a young activist filmmaker in India and why he felt art and young people's voices were important in creating change. The blogpost was shared via Twitter, Facebook and via the university's social media networks too.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2018/02/13/sharing-indias-hidden-history/
 
Description CBRL Newsletter February 2020 (Praxis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Praxis featured in the Council for British Research in Levant February Newsletter.

Text:

Welcome to our February newsletter.

This month our directors have been participating in workshops both in the UK and across the Levant. Earlier this week CBRL's director, Carol Palmer, attended a three-day workshop in Lebanon for a workshop on 'Heritage for Global Challenges', hosted and funded by Praxis: Arts and Humanities for Global Research, a project based at the University of Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cbrl.ac.uk/search
 
Description CTS Colombia projects featured in British Embassy brochure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CTS was approached by British Embassy Colombia to contribute towards a brochure in which they expected to collect the main data of each of the past or current GCRF projects in the country. this is part of a wider strategy through which they expect to build a bilateral bridge for communication around the projects funded by the GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) in Colombia. Another objective of this strategy is to bring GCRF projects PIs closer to the Embassy in order to be in a better position to support them and their teams when necessary.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CTS Workshop in Cambodia: Reflections as an Early Career Researcher 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Early career researcher Wee Chan Au (Monash University, Malaysia) reflects on her experience of the Changing the Story project workshop in Cambodia on 15th-17th March 2019, Learning from the past with and for young people: Intergenerational dialogue, education, and memory after genocide. The blog features take home messages from the workshop and serves as further event evaluation. The blog was shared via the CTS website and Twitter account and particularly resonated with other researchers that attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/04/30/1214/
 
Description CTS: Blog posting on partnership with Opera Circus, 'Storytelling in Film and Youth Activism' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog posting on the partnership between Changing the Story and Opera Circus, shared on Opera Circus's website and social media channels, reached 100,000+ people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.operacircusuk.com/blog/storytelling-in-film-and-youth-activism-changing-the-story
 
Description Call for Evidence INTRAC and Recrear International 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Changing the Story were invited to provide evidence around a call on Youth CSO funding and resource patterns shared by INTRAC and Recrear International. The CTS team spoke with Gioel Giacchino who is leading on the work. Possibility of a future collaboration between CTS and Recrear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cambodia | Peace and Human Rights Study Tour April 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Twelve trainee teachers participated in the Peace and Human Rights Study. This was the first tour that utilised the participatory film-making methods to allow students to explore the stories of local residence and former members of the Khmer Rouge. Participants worked in groups of four and were trained in the use of audio-visual equipment 'on-site'. They identified key themes and questions for their films to explore, and then conducted interviews and captured footage of key sites in the area. The 'multiplication' effect of the participatory-film making approach is significant: the trainee-teachers will be able to incorporate their films within their own teaching as they return to their schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2018/05/16/changing-the-story-whose-stories-and-why/
 
Description Central Panel - Peace on a Small Scale Conference (4-6 Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Four Changing the Story Co-Investigators were invited to participate in a panel chaired by Co-I Alejandro Castillejo-Cuellar at the Peace in a Small Scale Conference (Bogota, Colombia - Sept 2019). The panel explored the theme of skepticism (for Development Funders and Agencies) and disillusionment of peace processes. Each panelist had 15 minutes to speak which was then built into a 40-minute group dialogue.

The number of people who witnessed the panel unknown.
For one panelist it was the first time he had participated in a panel - contributed towards the professional development of CTS researchers/Grantees.
The panel was filmed and broadcast live online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Changing the Story & Voicing Hidden Histories selected for UoL Research Brochure representing the Culture theme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Changing the Story and Voicing Hidden Histories were selected to be featured as part of the representation of the #Culture strand research theme in UoL's 2018-19 postgraduate research brochure. The brochure is still in print.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Changing the Story Twitter Page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have set up a project twitter account - @Changing_Story_ In it's first four months the channel has had the following statistics: 316 followers (as of 9 March 2018) / tweeted 121 times / 64,795 twitter impressions / 1,950 profile visits / 39 mentions. The account has also allowed us to identify new ways of engaging with new audiences, such as the PeaceDirect online consultation about civil society organisations in international development. These statistics will be updated in the next RF round.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://twitter.com/Changing_Story_
 
Description Changing the Story featured in University of Leeds annual review 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Text featured in the University of Leeds Annual Review which captures the impact of the project:

Our researchers continue to lead Changing the story, a four-year project to support young people affected by conflict across the Global South. It aims to develop clear, evidence-based understanding of how civil society organisations (including museums, heritage organisations, community participatory arts and activist groups) can be most effective in promoting social reconciliation, equality and human rights in the aftermath of conflict. The collaboration involves universities, INGOs, artists, grassroots civil society organisations and young people and, in 2018-2019, 17 project teams across 12 countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Changing the Story featured in UoL Undergraduate prospectus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Changing the Story were selected to be a featured project in the UoL 2018-19 undergraduate prospectus as a case study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/downloads/download/340/undergraduate_prospectus_2017
 
Description Changing the Story website - Resources Pages 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Changing the Story website is developing a bank of open-access resources that are of relevant to researchers, practitioners and Civil society organsation's working across our 5 target countries and beyond. Partners have noted the value of the pages and the sharing of these resources has also gained significant support (retweeting etc.) when shared via our twitter channels. The resources page is also encouraging other project partners to engage more directly with the sharing of their current and previous work in the public realm, which is valuable both for the growth of open access research as well as the transformation and relevance of research into practical resources for those on the ground.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/resources/
 
Description Changing the story website - #YoungChangemakers series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The #YoungChangemakers is a blog series of Changing the Story which invites young people leading alternative actions for civil society building in ODA-recipient countries to be a guest blogger on our website and share with us and the public their thoughts on the work they do, why they think youth voice is important, and what advice they have for other young people wishing to make change. The series has had positive engagement in Twitter and has also been referenced extensively by other University of Leeds research social media profiles (eg. Open Research Leeds). We believe that the opportunity for young people from often vulnerable backgrounds to speak freely via an academic platform about their work and their belief in youth voice is empowering and may also help to change the way in which research narratives are shared online. The series is also helping us to create (again mainly through its promotion via social media channels) new connections with other young people participating in or interested in this sort of work, visible via new twitter followers etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/category/young-changemakers/
 
Description Changing the story website - General Blog and Project Updates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Changing the Story blog is growing quickly, with roughly one entry a week, and is becoming a key way through which we share and articulate the work we are doing across our 5 countries. We have noticed increased engagement with the blog via our Co-Is and project partners, who are keen to share project updates and reflections via this and other sections of the website (like the Resources page). This is also, in turn, helping the project partners across the 5 countries to better see an overall context of the project and find new ways of connecting across the case studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/blog/
 
Description Changing the story website - Opportunities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Changing the Story's Opportunities page has allowed for postdoctoral adverts linked to the project to travel further than they would have done, and have also helped to grow understanding about the different strands of the project. Sharing these opportunities via CTS has also helped us gain relevant Twitter followers, and enquiries via the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/opportunities/
 
Description Changing the story website - Profile page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Changing the Story website's People page is an engaging site which lists all partners involved in the project. It helps people to see the scale of the project and the breadth of different expertise in the work, helping to validate our work and expand our networks internationally. It has also helped to raise awareness of individual team member's wider work. For example, through the website Prof. Ananda Breed was contacted by an award-winning documentary filmmaker who wishes to work with her to create a documentary film about Rwanda. They are currently planning the schedule.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/profiles/
 
Description Changing the story website - Project Overview 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Changing the Story's Project Overview pages help to generate a wider understanding of activities, aims and objectives happening across the project, both for the general public but also a way to strengthen connections across the 5 networks countries. Within the section there are also Theory of Change illustrations which highlight the mains objectives of each strand and the overall project in non-research specific language, which we hope will encourage research and non-research stakeholders to identify new ways to connect with our work. The page also speaks to our commitment to share our progress and reflections openly with a wider network as the project continues. We hope this added awareness will allow for fuller engagement in our Phase 2 commissioning opportunities as the website grows (more impact to be inputted in due course as the project progresses).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/about/
 
Description Changing the story website - Related Projects page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Changing the Story website's Related Projects page is helping to build a network of similar projects working with the arts and civil society organisations in post-conflict settings, and, along with our growing resources page, is helping to position the CTS website as a central information point for finding out more about this type of work. The Related Projects page features similar projects (including other GCRF Network plus projects) and has allowed us to expand our network (including eg. through increased conversation with these projects). It has allowed us to attend events we have been invited to via the network, such as the Creative Alternative Workshop led by Action Aid, Christian Aid and the University of York in Jan 2018. We are also hosting an event at British Council in London 26 March 2018 to start to formalise this growing network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/related-projects/
 
Description Civil Society Organisations Reflections on Arts Based Methodologies in Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog written by Nub Raj Bhandari about the use of arts based methodologies in schools in Nepal. The blog was shared on the CTS website, Twitter account and retweeted by project partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/12/20/civil-society-organisations-reflections-on-arts-base...
 
Description Collective Learning: Engaging with policy and policymakers (blog) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog forms part of a series of blogs written by delegates who attended the CE4AMR conference in Nepal. The blog forms part of the evaluation of the event covering a wide range of perspectives/ disciplines. In this blog, Post-Doc Researcher Deena Dajani discusses the prominent collective lessons shared by practitioners in the global health field. The blog was shared on the CTS website and Twitter account. The blog was retweeted by the CE4AMR Twitter account which to date has 149 followers. Collectively CE4AMR blogs have increased the CTS twitter following inclusive of an AMR audience and supported the building of an online CE4AMR network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/09/11/collective-learning-engaging-with-policy-and-policym...
 
Description Community Engagement - A critical part of the fight against antimicrobial resistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first in a series of blogs written by delegates who attended the CE4AMR conference in Nepal. The blog forms part of the evaluation of the event covering a wide range of perspectives/ disciplines. In this blog, Naomi Bull considers the bigger picture and use of creative methods to address AMR.
The blog was shared on the CTS website and Twitter account. The blog was retweeted by the CE4AMR Twitter account which to date has 149 followers. Collectively CE4AMR blogs have increased the CTS twitter following inclusive of an AMR audience and supported the building of an online CE4AMR network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/08/22/community-engagement-a-critical-part-of-the-fight-ag...
 
Description Community Engagement for AMR conference Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event explored the potential of community engagement approaches to address antimicrobial resistance, and more broadly arts-based interventions, and the lessons that can be learned from these approaches to address broader global health issues. Ministry of Health officials and other prominent Government officials from Nepal such as those from the Ministry of Education Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock were in attendance. The event featured panel discussions with Government Officials, keynote speeches (GARP- NPHF, NARC, NHRC, Environment- NEFEJ, FHI, WHO) and lightning talks from researchers in the field. Day 3 of the conference was used as a launching pad for Praxis and focused on the theme of 'Engaging with Policy and Policymakers.'
The event was organized in Collaboration with HERD International.

Day One: Informing National AMR Policy in Nepal

Participants: 135

Day Two: AMR and Community Engagement: International Learning

Number of Participants: 78

Day Three: Global Health and Community Engagement in the Global South: Methodological Learning from the Arts and Humanities

Number of Participants: 78

The delegates that attended now form part of an AMR network that going forward will address the challenge of AMR.


Tweeting throughout the event made over 49,000 impressions.

Following the event a grant bid to form part of a GCRF Cluster was submitted - a total of 7 collaborators, 6 projects from across 5 Global South countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam and Ghana).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Community Engagement: An innovative approach to tackle AMR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog is part of our Community Engagement For Antimicrobial Resistance (CE4AMR) blog series following the CE4AMR summer workshop in Nepal. It is the penultimate blog in the series and was uploaded Sept 2019. In the blog, Miriam Kayendeke reflects on her time in Nepal and what struck her about the conference. The blog was uploaded on the CTS website and shared via Twitter. The blog was retweeted by the CE4AMR Twitter account which to date has 149 followers. Collectively CE4AMR blogs have increased the CTS twitter following inclusive of an AMR audience and supported the building of an online CE4AMR network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/09/27/community-engagement-an-innovative-approach-to-tackl...
 
Description Community and Civil Society Organisation Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Public engagement on the role of arts-based community development interventions for health promotion through two physical meetings, a 1-day stakeholder consultation with Civil Society Organisations working in areas of addiction and mental health among young people in April 2019; and a 1-day film dissemination among organisations that participated in the three documentary films, in addition to film studios, and policy makers, in Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Connective Memories: intergenerational relations in contemporary Rwanda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to give a seminar on the Connective Memories as part of the Feminism, Gender and Sexuality seminar series held at UCL Institute of Education. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards from both students and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Creative alternatives workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Creative Alternatives Workshop was a 'critical friends' day of workshops organised by Action Aid, Christian Aid and University of York to which our PI and Project Manager were invited to attend. The aims were: To critically learn and reflect on the value and impact of using arts methodologies as a way of exploring credible alternative futures that build from the local level and confront, challenge, contradict and extend dominant global narratives; To explore challenges such as: whether arts enable participants to better imagine alternatives' how to best share, translate, explore and deepen analysis of development alternatives across different geographies (local, national or transnational)' to meet other individuals and organisations who are interested in using or use art in development practice as a way of imagining alternatives. It took place on 16 January 2018 in London and was attended by some 50 people. There were many vibrant discussions and key issues raised and it was a great opportunity for academics and practitioners to work together. The key organisers of the event are interested in engaging more directly with our growing network of related projects. Kate Caroll (the chief organiser from Action Aid) is also now sitting on our Steering Group. There is no URL linked to this as it was a closed event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cultural Protection Fund Breakout Workshop (Praxis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Harriet Hoffler Senior International Policy Advisor - Cultural Diplomacy (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK) ran a breakout workshop during the Heritage for Global Challenges Nexus Event in Lebanon to obtain feedback on the Cultural Protection Fund programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ECR Grantees Workshop (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The ECR Development Workshop was held at the University of Leeds 1st May 2019 and was open to existing CTS ECR grantees and P1 Co-Investigators. The workshop provided an opportunity for ECR's to update the core CTS team and colleagues on the progress of their P2 projects. In the afternoon, the workshop focused on impact, how ECR's can engage stakeholders in their projects and looked ahead to the development of the project following grant completion. In total 14 ECR's attended the workshop, 3 phase 1 Co-Investigators and the core CTS team including a post-award representative (7 team members) - 24 total. Key challenges/synergies/themes identified included: recruitment of participants and integrating young people from different backgrounds, managing expectations, finance and time constraints, impact and sustainability, undertaking research in politically fragile environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Engaging with policy, and trying it out on the spot - personal workshop takeaways 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog written by Heritage and Policy Keynote speaker Ian Baxter and shared via Heritage Futures Wordpress. The blog was then repurposed for the CTS audience, shared on the website and Twitter account.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2020/01/14/engaging-with-policy-and-trying-it-out-on-the-spot-p...
 
Description Engaging with the Policy Process Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Episode 1 of PraxisCast is hosted by Dr Hana Morel (UCL) and features Richard Hebditch (National Trust), Professor Ian Baxter (Heriot Watt) and Praxis Principal Investigator Professor Stuart Taberner (University of Leeds) who cast a critical lens over why arts and humanities researchers should engage with policy, the opportunities available to drive and shape policy and provide practical guidance on where researchers should start. The podcast episode has been sent to the 3 keynote speakers and 16 workshop participants. The podcast has been shared on 4 Heritage Mailing lists including History-Heritage which has 287 recipients. The podcast has been shared with the Communications team at UKRI and via the Changing the Story Twitter account which has 2500 followers. Relevant and appropriate Twitter accounts have been tagged including DCMS.

Two members of the public requested subscription to the podcast. The podcast has been listened to 23 times in a one month period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://soundcloud.com/user-504707192/praxiscast-how-to-engage-with-the-policy-making-process-episod...
 
Description Examining Civic National Values (Part 2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog was written by Pramila Bisunke as part of the Young Changmakers Blog series. Pramila is a young person from Nepal who worked as part of the research team on the Phase 2 Kenya and Nepal project. Pramila writes about her experience of working on the project and why she thinks schools need to adapt the methods they use to teach. The blog was uploaded onto the Young Changemakers page on the website and shared via Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/10/01/examining-the-interpretation-of-civic-national-value...
 
Description Examining Civic National Values in Kenya and Nepal: Why, how and what next? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Written by Marlon Moncrieffe, Principal Investigator on the Kenya and Nepal project and uploaded October 2019. Marlon discusses the projects comparative elements; why the decision to compare young voices in Kenya and Nepal was made and the resulting comparative opportunities afforded. The blog was uploaded onto the website and shared via Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/10/01/examining-civic-national-values-in-kenya-and-nepal-w...
 
Description Examining Interpretations of Civic National Values made by Young People in Post Conflict Settings (An international comparative project between Nepal and Kenya): Conferernce Presentation of Interim Findings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Brighton Education Research Conference - July 2019

Conference presentation of interim findings by Dr Marlon Moncrieffe and Professor David Stephens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Examining the Interpretations of Civic National Values made by young people in Nepal: A youth perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog was written by Samjhana Balami as part of the Young Changmakers Blog series. Samjhana is a young person from Nepal who worked as part of the research team on the Phase 2 Kenya and Nepal project. Samjhana writes about her experience of working on the project and why it changed her perspective on the education system in Nepal. The blog was uploaded onto the Young Changemakers page on the website and shared via Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/changing-the-story-young-change-makers/young-change-maker-resou...
 
Description FMH News Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Short article about the Community Engagement for AMR conference in FHM news bulletin (University of Leeds internal Comms).
Number of staff the bulletin is sent to unknown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Filmmakers from The Kohima Institute: Our Changing the Story journey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Young changemakers blog from three young filmmakers about their journey as filmmakers. The blog was shared via the CTS website, Twitter account and retweeted by project partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/12/19/filmmakers-from-the-kohima-institute-our-changing-th...
 
Description First Steps in Film-Making 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Researcher from the Kohima Institute, Benrilo Shitiri, reflects on the Phase 2 India projects first filmmaking workshop in Nagaland. The theme of the first workshop was Health and Youth in Post-Conflict Nagaland. The blog was shared on the CTS website and via Twitter. The blog was uploaded 7 July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/07/07/first-steps-in-film-making-changing-the-story-worksh...
 
Description Food and Heritage Learning Event - Praxis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In collaboration with Dr Tahrat Shahid, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Challenge Leader for Food Systems at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), this 1-day workshop aims to ask critical questions about how Arts and Humanities Research Council-Global Challenges Research Fund (AHRC-GCRF) multi-disciplinary collaborations navigate the balance between the local and the global. The arts and humanities offer approaches to global development that attend to local context, unlocking and mobilizing local knowledge as a way of addressing development challenges. How can arts and humanities research projects attend to this crucial context, while also addressing the need to scale up learning so that it can inform development work more broadly?

Keynote speakers include: Professor Naomi Sykes (The Lawrence Professor of Archaeology at the University of Exeter), Professor Henrice Altink (Professor in Modern History and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York), Dr Sandip Hazareesingh (Director of the Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at the Open University) and Dr Theano Moussouri (Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies at University College London).

27 participants attended the workshop not including the 5 keynote speakers, from 18 Institutions. One participants from the Council of British Research in the Levant attended, one from the AHRC and 1 from UNESCO. A future Praxis x UNESCO event was discussed at the workshop.

Discussions during the workshop have been fed back to the AHRC and have shaped a future call around Food and Power.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/food-and-heritage/
 
Description For a Different Today and Tomorrow (blog) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog forms part of our Early Career Researchers blog series. The blog was written by ECR Laura Taylor and uploaded 6th September following the CTS conference in Colombia.
The blog reflects on the transitional Phase Colombia is experiencing and how the YouthLead project fits into that context. The blog was shared on the CTS website and Twitter account, elevating awareness of the project and ECR researcher. The blog was retweeted by The Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations (858 followers) and The Programme of Critical Studies of Transitional Politics (Universidad de Los Andes - 332 followers).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2019/09/06/for-a-different-today-and-tomorrow/
 
Description From the borders of Precariousness 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Written by Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar (University of the Andes). Uploaded 18th Dec 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/2018/12/21/desde-las-fronteras-de-la-precariedad/
 
Description GCRF Global Engagement Meeting Pretoria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Prof. Paul Cooke presented a paper on our participatory video work in South Africa, India and Brazil to an audience of over 100 people from across Africa and the UK drawn from ifferent countries, different disciplines, and from a mix of academic and non-academic organisations (e.g. non-governmental organisations; charities; policy makers; international funders). . This was part of a GCRF Global Engagement Meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, taking place 5-6 December 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/gcrf-global-engagement-events/
 
Description Good Pitch Colombia 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 19 April 2018, our Colombia Co-I Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar and his local project team attended Good Pitch Colombia 2018 to present his sub-strand proof of concept project of Changing the Story "Relatos del Futuro" (Tales of the Future).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://goodpitch.org/events/gpco2018
 
Description Heritage and Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In collaboration with Dr Hana Morel from University College London (UCL) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC) Heritage Priority Area, this 1-day workshop aims to explore the intersections and relevance of Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) heritage research and public policy, including ways of 'bringing learning back to the UK', by providing participants with a useful guide and practical tips on how to engage with the policy process. This is a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to translate research findings into policy impact but are unsure how to do so.

The areas the workshop will be focusing on specifically are:

Introducing the policy process and stages of advocacy, including open calls for evidence and responding to them.
Facilitating change through bridging heritage research with evidence-based policy.
Suitable ways of engaging with policymakers.

Keynote speakers include: Richard Hebditch (Government Affairs Director at The National Trust) and Professor Ian Baxter (Director of Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication).

The workshop was attended by 25 participants, not including the 3 keynote speakers, from 14 UK institutions and 2 participants from the AHRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/heritage-and-policy/