The GAMEChange family of empowerment methodologies adapt similar facilitation techniques, diagram tools and implementation processes, aiming to:
- empower women and men of all ages and from all backgrounds with skills in visioning, analysis and planning to have more control over their lives
- mainstream empowerment tools and participatory skills across other development activities and interventions to improve inclusion, effectiveness and cost-efficiency of these interventions
- develop leadership skills and participatory networks to support inclusive, democratic and dynamic movements for social justice, democracy and environmental sustainability.
But each GAMEChange process is unique and adapted over time to different purposes, contexts and types of development action.
There are an ever-expanding range of adaptations of the original generic PALS methodology, often with names to reflect the particular purpose of the process and/or local terminology.
The ‘flavour of the methodology’ can be best understood through direct experience and visiting champions in an organisation that is already using the methodologies. The videos below are no substitute for that, but give an overview of the main distinctive features.
THINKING WITH Diagrams: Templates for Visioning, Analysis and Tracking
Facilitation FOR CHANGE: Fun with a Serious Purpose
Action Learning System: improving practice AND ADVOCACY
Further adaptations explored and envisaged for further development include:
- literacy and numeracy integration
- environmental management
- nutrition and food security
- health and reproductive rights
- counselling and conflict resolution.