EVENT: Highlights from the Climate Knowledge Brokers’ Workshop
The Climate Knowledge Brokers’ Workshop was convened in Bonn from 18-20 May. Over thirty participants from organisations all over the world attended, and the weekend proved a rich vein for discussion and future collaboration.
Read more about the workshop through the blogs written by participating CDKN staff.
As he prepared to lead a session at the 2012 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop last weekend, Geoff Barnard, Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor for CDKN, found himself searching for a metaphor for what the group was trying to achieve together. “Laying down the knowledge tracks or building a pond? Which best describes the collaborative work of climate knowledge brokers?”
If you run a climate and development website, what should you be thinking about in the next year? What do your users actually want? These were among the hot questions under debate at the workshop. Mairi Dupar reports.
Online knowledge brokers have the habit of making assumptions about what their audience wants, and how web users behave when they arrive at an online portal. To challenge these assumptions, the knowledge brokers invited some real users to a workshop session to discuss how we can best meet their needs.
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Image of the Climate Knowledge Brokers’ meeting, May 2012, courtesy of Geoff Barnard, CDKN.