It’s been really important to the project to reflect and learn from what and how we’ve been designing locally relevant solutions for the biodiversity and climate crisis. It’s been a new way of working for a lot of us and so in early 2022 we commissioned a piece of research to explore and reflect on the co-design phase of this project.
The researchers interviewed people who took part in the co-design in a range of ways. You can read the full report here. Or if you’d just like to read through the summary version click here.
“It has challenged our way of working, which I think was good, both personally and organisationally”
The report includes many useful reflections and recommendations which we as a project are already building on. These are divided up into 9 topics about the co-design phase:
- Purpose, scope and timeframe
- Places and spaces
- People, roles and representation
- Governance and decision making
- Resources and funding
- Building Capability
- Impact and measuring success
“My feeling is that what they’ve developed is quite a strong community. The meetings feel like everybody has a voice”
Thank you to all those who took part in this research, ensuring that the experiences and insights of those who had been part of the co-design were captured for us to learn from.
“We were trying to create ideas that were new. Including voices who are critical or feel hurt is such an important element of fixing, improving, healing. I think this was integral”