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CDKN Action Lab

The CDKN Action Lab is a cutting-edge, action-orientated programme, focused on celebrating and stimulating innovation at the intersection of climate change and development.

This event, our first programme, will bring together a dynamic group of 150 participants drawn from academia, government, civil society, NGOs, donors and the private sector from around the world.

This progamme has emerged from our belief that it is increasingly important to convene diverse groups to catalyse new and collective responses to the current challenges of climate change and development.

During the Lab, we will explore a number of crucial themes. These include:

  • building governance & policy approaches for climate compatible development
  • forging public-private and/or multi-sectoral partnerships
  • engineering climate finance & market mechanisms
  • enabling technological and/or social innovation
  • using science and evidence to inform development policy and practice

Participation in the CDKN Action Lab is free of charge. A limited budget is available to cover travel costs and accommodation for developing countries participants. Private sector practitioners, donors and UK based participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Researchers participating in the CDKN Action Lab will have the chance to work on action-research ideas and then apply to CDKN’s Research Innovation Fund. The fund is designed to allow fast-moving, creative support for new research initiatives, and to fund add-ons to existing climate and development initiatives. We expect to support a variety of research outputs including assistance for post-graduate projects, innovative ideas from emerging leaders in the field, and a small number of collaborative, multi-year programmes.

Applications for the Action Lab are now closed. If you would like to receive more information, sign-up to our newsletter in the top right-hand corner of this page.

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