Climate Knowledge Brokers Group
From Open Energy Information
The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group was formed in 2011 at an initial workshop held in Eschborn, Germany, to explore the scope for closer collaboration between online knowledge brokers working in the climate and development sectors. Convened by CDKN, GIZ and PIK-Potsdam, it brought together thirty five participants from 21 leading web initiatives, both global and regional. The workshop proved highly successful. It demonstrated a keen appetite for closer collaboration and generated a range of ideas on how to make this happen in practice. A second workshop was convened by in Bonn in May 2012, to take this agenda forward. This looked at changing landscapes in the climate and ICT arenas and included a session where participants in the UNFCCC Bonn climate talks were invited to share their perspectives as information users.
The CKB Group is an informal network and an emerging ‘community of practice’ for organisations carrying out knowledge and information work on climate and development. The focus is on primarily online initiatives, and those that play an explicit knowledge brokerage role, rather than being simply institutional websites. By design, it cuts across different sub-sectors within the climate sphere, so includes initiatives focusing on adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, energy, and broader development issues – the aim being to encourage productive linkages across these different fields of activity. The CKB Group has steadily grown and now includes around 40 online initiatives (as shown below), including many of the leading global and regional online knowledge players. It communicates via a LinkedIn discussion group.
This wiki is a shared workspace for members of the CKB Group. For more information, reports on the 2011 and 2012 Workshops,and snapshot presentations on the various initiatives that make up the CKB Group, click on the menu bar above.
The 2013 CKB Workshop will be held in Bonn on 8-9 June 2013. For more information on the event, please see the 2013 Workshop tab on the above menu bar. For any additional information, please contact email@example.com