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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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OPINION: Connecting climate knowledge – talking about a revolution

Geoff Barnard, Chair of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Steering Group, discusses how the Group is progressing its aim to bring together climate information from around the world and introduces their latest initiative: a Manifesto on climate knowledge. [more]…

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

CDKN's Geoff Barnard discusses the bewilding deluge of climate knowledge at COP20 and the importance of knowledge curators to organise and provide access to this information. [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 India [more]…

FEATURE: Postcard from Addis Ababa- When bull elephants fight

In this latest in our 'Postcards' series, Geoff Barnard reports from the AfricaAdapt Symposium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He finds that Africa needs to find a way of blending sources of knowledge if it is to adapt successfully to a changing climate. [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation... with Geoff Barnard, CDKN Head of Knowledge Management

Transcript Simon Maxwell: Geoff you’re running the knowledge management stream of work in the climate and development knowledge network, surprising in a way that in a world of the Internet and [more]…

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