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Participatory Video for Community Consultation CASE STUDY - Solar Power in Turkmenistan

With the participatory video project starting in 1999, a film made by the community led to InsightShare’s “Solar Power = Community Power” project, enabling the community to take action and address these key issues they had identified.

This second participatory video shows how the installation of solar power is combined with the creation of a communally owned flock of sheep. Each family exchanges 1 ewe + 1 female lamb for their solar panel. These animals became the collective property of the village and are used as a community action fund. As this flock increases in size so too does the villagers’ resource base for carrying out their own community action.

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