Ensuring diversity of opinions for strategic action

Afallen pioneered the National Park City concept for Wales, and then worked with Cardiff Council to hold a workshop to help understand the views of a diverse set of representative groups.

Client: Cardiff Council
Sector: Community/environment
Link: View website

Cardiff Council had agreed to support the National Park City concept. Afallen was able to help get the right people to attend an inspirational workshop.

The brief

Cardiff Council were keen to ensure that organisations that might not normally engage with nature and biodiversity be included in early discussions about how a National Park City campaign should work for their beneficiaries or customers.

The solution

Afallen worked with Cardiff Council to ensure that a very wide range of stakeholder organisations were included in the invite list for the workshop, including organisations supporting ethnic minorities, marginalised communities and disabled people.

We organised the sessions to include experts on community engagement, specialists in involving ethnic minority communities in nature, and academics studying the benefits of nature to health and well-being.

Bilingual ticket site used to manage attendance at the event

The workshop was attended by around twenty participants. Afallen completed the project by publishing a workshop report, available here.


Client feedback

‘’The Council commissioned Afallen to support with the facilitation of a Stakeholder Engagement Event and development of governance arrangements for a National Park City movement in Cardiff. David Clubb demonstrated insight and a clear understanding of our needs as a client and delivered creative arrangements that enabled us to achieve our aims and objectives.’’

Jon Maidment – Head of Parks & Cardiff Harbour Authority

Attendee feedback

Thank you, I really enjoyed the session, it was a great mix of speakers and very informative.

Public sector attendee

Thank you for a well organised event and interesting discussion. Will be taking all of this back to my colleagues!

Environment NGO

I thoroughly enjoined the sessions today, and look forward to hearing more

Social NGO