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

The internet is an essential tool for climate knowledge brokers. CDKN's Geoff Barnard shares his 'top tips' for climate knowledge brokers who want to start or simply maintain a web platform of their own. [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. [more]…

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]…

OPINION: Let’s hear it for the curators

Geoff Barnard of CDKN has been working with website managers who pull together climate and development information from many sources – ‘climate knowledge brokers’ – to coordinate among each other and make information easier to find by end users. [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. [more]…

FEATURE: Lost at sea? Climate knowledge brokers throw a lifeline in Warsaw

Geoff Barnard of CDKN reflects on the recent side event he chaired at COP19 showcasing the work of the Climate Knowledge Brokers' Group. [more]…

NEWS: Introducing the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group

An introduction to the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, aiming to improve access to climate information by coordinating and orchestrating the efforts of climate knowledge brokers. [more]…

http://en.openei.org/wiki/Knowledge_Brokers_Workshop

FEATURE: Portal proliferation syndrome responding to treatment

With no end in sight to the proliferation of websites offering climate information, Geoff Barnard, CDKN’s Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor, offers some advice on how to add value to existing sources of data [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]…

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