Participation Workshop “Potential and Pitfalls: Participatory approaches in development research and practice


A joint PDS/ICT4D event  co-hosted by Dr Dorothea Kleine (RHUL) and Prof Sabine Troeger (Bonn University) event – please reserve your place by emailing 

Confirmed input speakers so far are: 

-        Sabine Troeger, Bonn University, on participation & power

-        Felicity Butler, RHUL, on participatory methods and accountability requirements – case study: work with the Body Shop in Nicaragua

-        Jay Mistry, RHUL, on participatory practice and challenges in the Cobra project which included participatory video in partnership with indigenous communities in the Amazon

-        Naomi Shoba, Ovalhouse Theatre, on the role of participation and emotion in participatory theatre practice with disadvantaged young people in London 

-        Dorothea Kleine, on the facilitator vs expert tension in participatory research – case study: project


We expect to run a day of short input presentations, discussion in plenary and small group conversations around participation-related topics we define ourselves in participatory processes.