Who We Are
democracyCo was born out of a realisation that it is easier for governments to achieve complex reform if they meaningfully involve citizens and stakeholders.
democracyCo was created in 2015 by Emily Jenke and Emma Fletcher, born out of their shared desire to make a positive difference to the world.
As Co CEO’s, Emily and Emma use their combined skills in deliberative techniques, communications, policy making and group facilitation to bring governments and the communities they serve closer together.
They do this by…
- Taking a holistic approach that involves communications, policy and engagement,
- Enabling communities and stakeholders with diverse views to work together in ways that use their knowledge, skills and experience to the best,
- Collaborating – Policy making will be more sustainable if it is done collaboratively and meaningfully with citizens and stakeholders,
- Expertly combining education and information with time and deliberation.
Their specialist skills include:
- Enabling diverse groups to reach agreement with each other – overcoming polarisation and building trust
- Design and deliver engagements that reduce risk and effectively manage outrage
- Objectively work with varying interests, dynamics and politics
- Support healthy dialogue between stakeholders, governments and everyday citizens
- A commitment to deliberative practice and trialing new methodologies inspired by international experts and using ground breaking research.
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democracyCo’s work is undertaken on the lands of Australia’s First Nations People.
For millennia, you as the ancestors have been guardians of this Country and we deeply respect and acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.
As we collaborate together, democracyCo will look to Australia’s First Nations people, the world’s oldest living culture, for guidance that will help sustain our connection to Country and inform the work that we do to bring people together.
Our work is in service to Reconciliation and to moving forward together.
We acknowledge that we have much work to do.