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2014 CKB Workshop in Brighton

For more information, see the workshop's page: 2014 Workshop

2013 CKB Workshop in Bonn

For more information, see the workshop's page: 2013 Workshop

Knowledge Sharing events - November 2012, Washington

Two knowledge sharing workshops were held in Washington, D.C. this November, on consecutive days:

12 November - hosted by NREL and REEEP: "Linked Open Data – learn how to make open data work for your organization" For more information, visit the workshop website

13 November - a two-part Workshop hosted by the World Bank: "Discovering the New World: A live demonstration of the State of the Art in Climate Data and Knowledge Tools"

Part 1 was an open workshop as part of the World Bank's Climate Change Knowledge Forum. There was 30 in the room (half Bank, half outsiders), and a further 15 joining the slightly crackly webcast – which can be accessed at: The presentations given are available below.

Part 2 was a 'Knowledge Sharing Clinic' where six knowledges initiatives shared their real world challenges in a peer review setting.

November 12 Workshop Invitation

Workshop Presentations

Geoff Barnard - Introducing the CKB Group.pdf Blane Harvey - Climate knowledge navigator.pdf Florian Bauer - Reegle Tagging Api.pdf Habiba Gitay - WB Climate Change Knowledge Portal.pdf Philippe Ambrosi - Climate Finance Options Platform.pdf
Geoff Barnard (CDKN) - Introducing the CKB group Blane Harvey (IDS) - Climate Knowledge Navigator Florian Bauer (REEP) - Reegle Tagging API Habiba Gitay (WB) - Climate Change Knowledge Portal Phillipe Ambrosi (WB) - Climate Finance Options Platform

2012 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop, Bonn

The 2012 Annual Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop took place in Bonn, Germany, from 18th-20th May. Thirty-six participants attended, representing 26 CKB initiatives. A full report on the Workshop including an updated Map of Climate Knowledge Broker initiatives, and plans for the year to come, is presented below.

2012 Workshop Report

2011 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop, Bonn

How do you begin a conversation on how web initiatives can collaborate more effectively? Creating a map of who is doing what, how, and for whom, is good a first step. This was how the Climate and Development Knowledge Brokers Workshop held in Germany in June 2011 kicked off. The ‘knowledge map’ that was created – in the form of a six-part matrix showing priority subject areas, audiences, and approaches – is already a useful resource in charting potential collaboration options.

The Workshop started with the hypothesis that “surely we can do this job better if we are talking to each other.” But it ended up going went well beyond that in turning good intentions on collaboration into a concrete action plan. It agreed on four joint projects, three future discussion areas, a Climate Knowledge Brokers working group, and as many as 42 individual bilateral follow-up actions.

The Workshop was co-sponsored by CDKN, GIZ, and PIK-Potsdam.

2011 Workshop Report and Summary

Workshop Presentations

Knowledge Brokers workshop intro.pdf Understanding demand.pdf Collaboration-CDKN2011.pdf KBWorkshop OpenData.pdf Open api and content sharing.pdf Short Intro weADAPT.pdf
Geoff Barnard (CDKN) - Workshop Intro Blane Harvey (IDS) - Understanding Demand Catherine Fisher (IDS) - Collaboration: Why? What? How? Florian Bauer (REEEP) & Sadie Cox (OpenEI) - Open Data Fatema Rajabali - Content Sharing and Open APIs Sukaina Bharwani (SEI) - Climate adaptation: sharing information and learning lessons