Climate and development professionals, once challenged by a lack of data, are now overwhelmed with oceans of information. Today, the challenge is navigating and making sense of this information.
Transforming information into knowledge and climate action
The role of knowledge brokers
Data and information come in all sizes and shapes from diverse sources around the globe. A new generation of ‘knowledge brokers’ has emerged to help signpost and improve access to knowledge resources for end users.
A smart grid for climate information
The CKB Group is a community of knowledge brokers in the climate and development space dedicated to creating practical solutions to enhance information-sharing, steer knowledge flows and engage and connect key players.
The CKB Group is addressing four key challenges:
- Understanding user needs – so information resources hit the spot
- Signposting the right platforms – so users don’t waste time getting lost
- Connecting climate websites up – so data is shared effectively
- Learning from each other – so new information initiatives don’t have to reinvent the wheel
REEEP was selected in 2013-2014 to host the new CKB Group Coordination Hub
The CKB Group Coordination Hub is made possible through the generous support of:
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The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. It does this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. It works in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally.
CDKN is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and including Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, INTRAC, LEAD International, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth.
The reegle clean energy and climate thesaurus and reegle Tagging API project are made possible by support from the CDKN Innovation Fund.
REEEP is excited to announce it has been selected to host the Coordination Hub for the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group.
REEEP is excited to announce that the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Steering Group, including representatives from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), this month selected REEEP as the hosting organization for the new Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB Group) Coordination Hub.
Launched in 2011, the CKB Group is an emerging alliance of around 50 of the leading global and regional organizations specializing in climate and development information. Until now, it has been an informal group, the Steering Group chaired by CDKN, which has also supported a number of collaborative projects involving CKB members.
At the CKB Group annual workshop in Bonn, 2013, the Group agreed to step up its ambitions by establishing a Coordination Hub and developing a joint program of work on capacity building, sharing learning and improving coordination between climate knowledge brokers. Since then, the Group has raised its profile through a successful side event at COP 19, in Warsaw, and found further evidence of the need for the Group through demand expressed from several major new portals for advice from the CKB ‘knowledge clinic’.
In February 2014, the CKB Group took the next step and issued an open call for proposals among members to host and operate the Coordination Hub. REEEP convinced the Steering Committee with its long track record of engagement with the CKB Group, demonstrated dedication to the Group’s mission and values, and reputation as a solid, robust international partner and collaborator. REEEP looks forward to helping the CKB Group take the next step toward realizing its potential in improving the knowledge landscape for climate and development professionals worldwide.
For more information about the CKB Group and its members please visit it’s webspace here