Using sense maker to understand girls' lives: lessons learnt from girl hub

This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions. The brief outlines what Sensemaker is, provides examples of Girl Hub's experience in practice, and reflects on future implementation

The information provided was supplied by Becca Smith, independent consultant. 

Authors and their affiliation

Girl Hub

Key features

This brief gives an overview of the narrative-based approach SenseMaker, examples Girl Hub’s experiences of using this approach in practice in Rwanda and Ethiopia, and reflections on implementation.

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

This brief has been circulated widely amongst researchers and SenseMaker practitioners as a useful resource for sharing with people who are unfamiliar with the method and want to better understand its potential.

Why would you recommend it to other people?

This resource is very useful as a short introduction to SenseMaker for both researchers and non-researchers.


Girl Hub (2014). Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub. Retrieved from: