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Supporting collaboration between climate knowledge brokers

It is widely recognised that access to reliable information and data, and the ability to share lessons and experience, are key ingredients in tackling climate change. This is a particular priority for developing countries.

Over the past decade, numerous websites, portals and online platforms have been set up to provide such information, and more are being launched every year. But the ‘knowledge infrastructure’ within the climate and development sector is still weak. There are many data and information gaps, and many of the knowledge sharing initiatives that do exist operate in isolation from each other, risking duplication of effort.

Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop 2012

The Climate Knowledge Brokers’ workshop for 2012 took place in Bonn in the mid week of the UNFCCC inter-sessionals, hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHand co-sponsored by Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and GIZ.

The overall objective of the 2012 CKB Workshop is to forge closer collaborative links between climate knowledge brokers working in the climate and development area. The ultimate aim is to improve access to reliable information and robust methods for those working in these sectors, particularly in developing countries, and to enhance their ability to share lessons and experience.

Click here for more information about the 2012 workshop.

Blogs from the workshop:

Trains or ponds: pick your metaphor for knowledge sharing

Changing context for climate knowledge brokers

What makes web users tick?

Collaborative projects between knowledge brokers

Following the highly successful 2011 Climate Knowledge Broker’s workshop, CDKN issued a funding call to enable improved  collaboration among knowledge brokers, and thus enabling better access to climate and development knowledge for development country audiences.

The following projects received funding:

The InfoAmazonia GeoJournalism project 

Connecting climate journalists in Latin America

Automated tagging to make finding climate compatible information easier

Integrating global climate information and regional adaptation portals

Linking stakeholders to integrated climate change data

Addressing the climate change knowledge gap through user-group analysis

Guiding people to relevant knowledge with the Climate Change Knowledge Navigator