RESOURCE: Weaving knowledge and action on climate change, 2018-2021
Since 2018, a second phase of CDKN called the ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has focused on growing our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Here are some of the highlights from the past three years’ work.
Amplifying the voices of developing countries on global platforms
- Publishing 45 stories from grassroots organisations on the frontline of Covid-19 with lessons for climate resilience.
- Enhancing the quality and accessibility of climate change information by Africans and about Africa on Wikipedia.
Promoting climate knowledge
- Creating tailored communication toolkits to share the latest scientific material from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
- Establishing a Climate Knowledge Hub (Clik Hub) – a regional ‘network of networks’ to enhance knowledge for climate action and the impact of 19 Latin America networks.
- Delivering a regional online communication course based on CDKN’s Communicating Climate Change manual (which was also translated into three languages).
Fostering more inclusive, climate-resilient development
- Helping Peru’s national climate change policy process to be more socially inclusive: working to support 47 Afro-Peruvian organisations to put forward a climate agenda based on their contributions and needs.
- Fostering peer learning among gender specialists based in environment ministries in Peru, Ecuador and Chile.
- Aiding the integration of climate into gender and rural development programming in Namibia.
- Working to enhance capacity on gender and climate change in Ethiopia.
Joining up ecosystems and climate risk management
- Enhancing collaborative water management in Nepal by running water forums, developing water forum toolkits and running online sessions to exchange experiences between Australian and Nepalese urban water management experts.
- Assessing knowledge needs and capacity gaps and advocating for proper management and governance of peri-urban ecosystems in India.
Looking to the future, CDKN invites existing and new partners to join us on this journey to continue to deepen our impact into 2022 and beyond. The lessons we have learned from Covid-19 have made it clear that in a global emergency, collaboration across borders and among sectors is the only way forward.
Read more about CDKN’s Knowledge Accelerator here in our new publication: Weaving knowledge and action on climate change, 2018-21.