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Are you still not quite sure what climate knowledge brokers do? Would you like more in-depth information about the challenges they face, and the solutions they have found? Are you looking for resources that will help you become a better climate knowledge broker yourself? Find everything you need by exploring the menu or the links below.

What Do Climate Knowledge Brokers Do?

Click here to meet climate knowledge brokers working in a variety of roles all over the world.

To see more in-depth interviews and to hear climate knowledge brokers speaking about their challenges, solutions they have found and the importance of collaboration, click here.

How Do I Become a Better Climate Knowledge Broker?

CKB has developed a number of ‘CKB 101’ modules on different topics, to help you become a more effective climate knowledge broker. They can be found in the menu at the top of this page, or by clicking on the links below.

The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto in Three Minutes

Whether you are new to climate knowledge brokering yourself, or you are a climate knowledge broker and would like to explain to your boss (or your grandma) what you do exactly – we have made this video to help! The module also includes an exercise which will help you to think like a knowledge broker.

“If you’re dealing with a drought in the Amazon, information on melting polar ice caps is not very useful” – this is where climate knowledge brokers can help.

Access the module here.

Why Knowledge Brokering is Key to Climate-Resilient Development

In this video, Sukaina Bharwani of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) explains how knowledge brokering can add value and increase impact of climate and development work when included as part of a larger research, capacity building or implementation strategy. The module also offers a number of case studies and useful resources for further reading.

“Climate change is a risk multiplier for governments and ordinary people alike, as it affects their activities on multiple fronts” – Find out how climate knowledge brokering can mitigate those risks.

The full module can be found here.

How to Set Up a Successful Climate Knowledge Platform: a 9-Point Checklist

New climate knowledge platforms are launched almost every day, but not all of them are successful. In this module, Geoff Barnard (CDKN) shares 9 points to consider before starting to develop your platform, to avoid common pitfalls and prevent your platform from becoming just another zombie website. The module also offers a number of examples of successful platforms, and a handy PDF checklist to use when planning your platform.

“Think ahead” – 9 Planning tips to avoid common knowledge platform pitfalls.

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Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Knowledge Brokering

Why should climate knowledge brokers incorporate gender considerations into their work? And how should they do it? These and more questions are answered in this video. The module also includes case studies, a list of action items and many resources for further reading.

“When women are fully involved in producing and delivering climate change information, it is more likely to be used.” – How can we make sure women are involved? Find out more in the module.

The full module can be accessed here.

Knowledge Systems Analysis for Climate Knowledge Brokers

This module introduces Knowledge Systems Analysis (KSA), a methodology developed by CKB to allow for more focused and effective knowledge brokering interventions. It analyses knowledge systems connected to climate-sensitive value chains, by identifying the different actors within a system, the climate knowledge they offer and the climate knowledge they need, and the ways in which they exchange this knowledge with other actors. Where information is lacking or not communicated in a useful way, interventions can then be designed to ensure that all actors have access to the knowledge they need to make good decisions and increase the resilience of the value chain as a whole. The video offers a quick introduction to SKA, and the module also includes a real-life case study taken from one of the pilots carried out to test the methodology.

“Making sure all these actors link together and form solid chains of information sharing is a big challenge.” – Find out more in this module.

The module can be accessed here.

Linked Open Data for Climate Knowledge Brokers: a Quick-Start Guide

This is a new edition of REEEP’s highly successful manual Linked Open Data: The Essentials. It offers climate knowledge brokers a quick yet solid introduction to Linked Open Data, with new case studies and updated information on how to make the most of the possibilities LOD has to offer. This final module consists of the book as well as a number of quizzes so you can test your knowledge of LOD and climate knowledge brokering.

Read the book, download a free PDF copy and take the quizzes here.

 

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