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Geoff Barnard - Knowledge Management Stragegy Advisor

Geoff Barnard

Geoff is an Information and Knowledge Management Specialist. Previously head of information at the Institute of Development Studies and a founding member of Panos, Geoff joined CDKN in 2010. Geoff led the knowledge management team for its first two years, helping to develop CDKN’s thinking and approach to knowledge management and communication, and now plays a more advisory role focussed particularly around learning and CDKN’s work with think tanks and other knowledge brokers.

He is also the Chair of the Steering Group of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, which is an emerging alliance of 40 leading global, national and regional websites specialising in climate and development information, bringing together institutional organisations, research institutions, NGOs and good practice networks.

Geoff has a MSc in Technology and Development from Imperial College London, and an MA in Natural Science from St John’s College, Cambridge.



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REPORT: Turning information into knowledge and action for climate change

Sigmund Kluckner and Maria van Veldhuizen of REEEP highlight the activities of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group - with contributions by Mairi Dupar of CDKN. Since 2011, the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group has [more]…

FEATURE: Planning a successful knowledge platform - A 9-Point checklist

The internet is an essential tool for climate knowledge brokers. It allows brokers to share information quickly across the world, to more people and at a lower cost than ever [more]…

OPINION: Response from CDKN's global, regional and country leads to Paris Agreement

Sam Bickersteth, CDKN’s Chief Executive, introduces commentary on the Paris Agreement from CDKN's teams around the world. The Paris agreement frames future economic development pathways for the least developed and most [more]…

FEATURE: The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto - the revolution starts here

Geoff Barnard, Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor to CDKN, introduces the Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto and its revolutionary proposals.  Manifestos don’t come along every day. Successful ones can mark a turning point [more]…

OPINION: Connecting climate knowledge – talking about a revolution

Geoff Barnard is Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and Chair of the CKB Steering Group. CDKN has supported the work of the CKB [more]…

OPINION: Drowning in information at COP - what’s the solution?

Geoff Barnard, CDKN’s Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor and chair of the Steering Committee of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group, discusses the bewildering deluge of climate knowledge at COP20 and [more]…

OPINION: Let’s hear it for the curators

Geoff Barnard, Strategic Advisor for Knowledge Management, CDKN, has been working with website managers who pull together climate and development information from many sources – ‘climate knowledge brokers’ – to [more]…

OPINION: Imagining a smarter world - how to build the climate knowledge grid

Geoff Barnard, CDKN's Senior Strategic Advisor for Knowledge Management, outlines the steps that need to be taken in the online climate knowledge marketplace to make life easier for information users. Imagine [more]…

NEWS: Introducing the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group

The Climate Knowledge Challenge As the world wakes up to the implications of climate change, and the imperative to take action, the need for reliable information has never been greater. More [more]…

FEATURE: Arming Asia’s think tanks to take on climate change

Could a new generation of think tanks be more effective than existing Asian institutions at tackling the challenges of climate change? Hina Lotia and Geoff Barnard joined the debate in [more]…

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