Who we are

Who we are

Our mission

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network works to improve the well-being of the most climate-affected people in the global South, especially marginalised groups, through transformative climate-resilient action. 

We work in partnership with public, civil society and private sectors to mobilise knowledge, leadership and capacity in the global South from local to global levels.

About CDKN

CDKN is a global Southern-led programme founded in 2010. The programme is managed by SouthSouthNorth, and implemented in partnership with Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano and ICLEI South Asia.

A new five year phase (2022-2027) is focusing on accelerating equitable, financed and ecosystem-based action on climate change that is locally-led and strengthens the voice and climate leadership of disadvantaged groups at community level. Read more about our previous phase from 2018-2021.

How we are funded

CDKN’s current phase is co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) through the Step Change Initiative, a Canada-Netherlands partnership to drive equitable and inclusive locally-led adaptation.

CDKN values collaborations and partnerships that help us achieve our aim of accelerating inclusive climate-resilient action. If your organisation or programme would like to partner with CDKN, please contact us at cdkn@southsouthnorth.org.

How we work

CDKN focusses on moving knowledge into increased action on climate change using a knowledge brokering approach: 


Independent Evaluation

Read the CDKN evaluation of the Knowledge Accelerator programme, 2018-2021.

To read independent reviews of CDKN’s previous phase of work from 2010-2017, please visit our Independent Evaluations page.