I find the pictures below inspiring. In many ways, the action of participatory mapping is where the real added value lies. The pictures are from TRMA and IFAD and IAPAD (Vietnam, Fiji and Kenya for the latter). They depict scenes from the Sudan, Botswana, Kenya, Vietnam, Indonesia, Fiji and the Philippines. What is striking, however, is the lack of women doing the actual mapping in these photographs.
Please send me additional pictures, I’d love to include them, especially of women focus groups and projects from South America. Kindly see my previous post for pictures of social maps.
Updated: Dear All, please accept my apologies, due to copyright issues I’ve had to take the pictures off my blog. I find this both sad and ironic; ironic because the pictures were about participatory activities and yet those who took the pictures (and who are passionate about community mapping) are in fact unwilling to share these inspirational moments with others. In any case, I’ve learned my lesson and be a lot more careful in the future.