Welcome to the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group!
The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of currently around 150 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information. It brings together a diverse set of information players, from international organisations to research institutes, NGOs and good practice networks, and covers the full breadth of climate related themes. The focus is on primarily online initiatives, and those that play an explicit knowledge brokerage role, rather than being simply institutional websites.
In September 2015, the CKB released its Manifesto, a milestone publication and call for joint action to meet the massive climate knowledge challenges ahead in the post-Paris world. It sets out a vision of a world in which people make climate sensitive decisions fully informed by the best available climate knowledge. Read it here, and if you agree with the principles and messages presented in it, please sign it here.
[The Manifesto is] incredibly relevant to what we do at [my organization] and what many are struggling with around the adaptation community right now. – Feedback received after the Manifesto launch
An annual highlight in the CKB calendar is the Workshop, which this year will be held in Golden, Colorado. The Workshops provide an opportunity for knowledge brokers to meet, discuss developments in the field of climate knowledge brokering and provide peer support, for example in the very popular ‘knowledge sharing clinics’. Participants are also given the chance to contribute ideas and experience to the future development of CKB activities – this year, the focus will be on developing methods for knowledge broker capacity building. Reports from previous Workshops can be found here.
It is a really inspiring space to hear about potential new ideas of what one could be doing and how one could be working. It is also sparking new ideas of things I would like to further explore and new partnerships I could start establishing. I like that there is a bit of a diverse age group here – young professional, mid professionals so there is some openness in wanting to collaborate and share. I like that space. – Fatema Rajabali, Institute of Development Studies