The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group was set up in 2011 with the aim to explore closer collaboration between online knowledge brokers working in the climate and development sectors.Since its formation it has demonstrated a keen appetite for closer collaboration and knowledge exchange, and has generated a range of ideas on how to make this happen in practice. The CKB group meets annually in order to take this agenda forward, with workshops held in Eschborn and Bonn in Germany as well as in Washington DC, USA.
The 2014 Workshop will be held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on the Campus of the University of Sussex on October 4 and 5.
The overall objective of the 2014 CKB Group Workshop is to continue the process of forging stronger 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.
Specific workshop objectives are to:
- Exchange experience and best practice in the field of climate knowledge brokering
- Learn other organizations' take on climate information users' needs and goals
- Report back on the collaborative work that has been undertaken over the previous year, and demonstrate how new (shared) tools can be adopted by other CKBs to support their work
- Provide a space to engage with peers to discuss challenges, share ideas and capture lessons learned
- Explore options for raising our ambitions as a group, and agree an action plan for the coming year
For more information on the workshop, please contact us at the organizers email address workshop-organizers [at] climateknowledgebrokers.net
Please be aware that we are unable to provide travel assistance to attendees of the CKB Group Annual Workshop.
Funding for the workshop
This workshop is made possible with the support of REEEP and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), with funding from the UK Department for International Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It is kindly hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and co-sponsored by SAP and Semantic Web Company.