We are proud to announce the launch of Passion Fruit Island on Worldreader
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The book challenges existing gender norms through its heroine and her family. You can access it on any mobile device via the Worldreader app.

WHAT WE DO

Peripheral Vision International (PVI) is an award winning media NGO that combines the strength of a creative media agency with the latest technical knowledge and training on Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC).
PVI’s mission is to use media, technology, and popular culture to catalyze social change in East Africa and beyond. Working in a multidisciplinary team and together with partners, PVI designs and tests communication on health, gender, livelihoods and citizenship for hard-to–reach and marginalized populations.

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Innovation Using Human Centered Design and relevant technologies for maximum impact

Bringing our media interventions to the hardest to reach populations is at the core of PVI’s mission. Our technology and innovation team are continuously designing new methods to fulfill this mission. PVI’s recent media innovations include Wanji Games, an educational “choose your own path” audio game delivered through basic mobile phones, as well as Village Video, a solar powered motorcycle micro-cinema.

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Content Development Creating signature “edutainment” to educate and entertain

PVI has a team of local writers, producers, and concept development specialists that create all our best-loved programs and campaigns. We combine the local knowledge and insights of our East African team with a disciplined SBCC approach. We don’t just tap into culture, we create culture. Some of our content, such as Newz Beat, has become part of the cultural zeitgeist of Uganda.

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Distribution Going where other media don’t

PVI is perhaps best known for its pioneering approach to media distribution. In addition to utilizing mainstream media channels, PVI has developed a sophisticated distribution strategy that provides our content directly to public screens in video halls, bars, buses, beauty salons, and other ambient screens, where much of today’s media is consumed. This distribution strategy is supported by a customized geo-tagging and data collection app that allows us to monitor where our media is playing.

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Research Testing the reach and effectiveness of media

Our research department is involved in all the projects from conceptualization to evaluation. It is helping us design and prove concepts fast, iterate effectively, and assess impact. PVI owns East Africa’s only research facility with Dial Testing capabilities for moment-to-moment research and a Focus Group Lab, one of only two in Uganda. Publications related to PVI’s work have appeared in top peer reviewed journals, as chapters in scholarly books, and have been presented in more than a dozen conferences and scholarly forums.

OUR PROJECTS

PVI reaches a mass audience with limited access to traditional media by using appropriate technology and designing relevant and engaging content through innovation and adaptation.

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Wanji Games

gamified narratives delivered through basic mobile

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Village Video

solar powered cinema on two wheels

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Newz Beat

PVI's flagship show ran from 2014-2018 and received 500 millions views!

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Chicken and Chips

youth TV show on love, sex and relationships

NEWS

Check out what we've been up to lately:

Teaching Sex Ed Via Cellphone

Three months ago, Edris Senfuka, 27, a farmer and property broker from Mukono, Uganda, received a curious text on his cellphone: an invitati

Soap opera could be unlikely form of birth control in Uganda

Uganda has one of the highest birth rates in the world. It also has some of the most dedicated soap opera watchers anywhere in Africa. No

Who Is A Human Rights Defender?

Gerald Kankya, a grassroots activist from Uganda's Rwenzori region explains the sometimes abstract concept of a Human Rights Defender and en

Fall Armyworm para-broadcast campaign

Farmers in Midwestern Uganda have been grappling with an invasive pest, the notorious fall armyworm, attacking their maize crops and putting

PVI awards 10 Media Collaboration Grants

In our continuing efforts to support local advocates with media tools and solutions, in May 2018 PVI awarded service-provision grants to ten

MIT Solve

PVI’s Wanji Games was selected in September 2017 as one of 11 winners of the MIT Solve Challenge “Youth, Skills and the Workforce of the

Newz Beat featured in OZY.com

“It had been a difficult week for Lady Slyke, host of Uganda’s popular NewzBeat show. The crew was planning a multipart special on agric

PVI Distributes Videos in Refugee Camps in Tanzania

On behalf of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), PVI and its Tanzanian partner TBWA/KhangaRue Media designed, produced and

PVI launches Village Video 4.0

In April 2019 Peripheral Vision International (PVI) launched version 4 of Village Video (formerly Kibanda Boda), a revamped, redesigned, and