DFID and Lead International on the importance of learning

Here at REEEP, an unassuming, dog-eared printed document can be found on nearly everyone's desk. So much has the outcome document of the DFID and Lead International dialogue process on institutional learning for change, "Learning for a low-carbon climate resilient society," influenced our work over the past year.

Climate knowledge brokers at the CKB Annual Workshop 2015

Climate knowledge brokers at the CKB Annual Workshop 2015


Indeed quite beyond the challenges of the International Climate Fund (ICF) the lessons of the process should be required reading within the climate and development communities, going directly to the heart of one of our most important challenges: how can we help our organisations and institutions learn to better respond to climate change? DFID is concerned with organisational learning across the ICF Portfolio, but many organisations - including REEEP - operate a portfolio of cross-cutting activities that generate reams of data and information, all of which is rendered ineffective if it is lost in the gaps between people, processes and departments. 

As one of the ICF's flagship programmes, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network was a key contributor to the dialogue, and an excellent write-up at cdkn.org discusses some of the major questions and guiding principles that were elaborated throughout the process.

We at REEEP are happy to be able to share the published final version, and look foward to further adding to the discussion as we work toward COP21 and beyond.