Whilst the dawn chorus of birds preparing for nesting season increases around us, we also want to increase the chorus of voices involved in our co-design.
We believe that creating the vision for the project and developing should be done in a genuinely collaborative way. We’ve had a great response to our workshops and questionnaire so far, but we know that there are many groups of people that we haven’t yet reached. We’re launching our ‘Community Facilitators’ programme as a way of bringing additional voices and perspectives to the project. And we need your help!
We’re looking to bring together people who would be willing to host a group conversation with their community, organisation, society or friends. These facilitators will be helping us gather more information about what really matters to their communities when it comes to imagining a future where nature and people are thriving together. The themes that come up in the conversations will help inform the next stages of the project where we start designing these ideas in more detail. We also hope that some of the initial ideas that are coming out from the workshops can be tested more widely in these group conversations.
We’ve prepared a toolkit for these roles which is available online here, or we can post a copy to you if you get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org . This pack includes advice and tips for inviting the people you want to gather, hosting your own conversation and then how to follow up afterwards.
Ideally these conversations would take place in person, in a café, on walks through the woods or even during an activity like community gardening. But for now at least they’ll have to take place online, so the pack also includes information and support on how to do this.
If you’re interested in joining and becoming a ‘community facilitator’ please complete this form and we’ll be in touch.
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