[open-development] Event: "Creating a 'Smart Network' for Climate Knowledge", Oct 6, 2014, ODI, London, UK

Sigmund Kluckner sigmund.kluckner at reeep.org
Wed Sep 24 11:41:57 UTC 2014

Dear all, 


the CKB group, jointly with CDKN, ODI and REEEP, is organizing an open
session to learn what climate knowledge brokers are doing to connect up
climate knowledge, and discuss how organizations can benefit and 'plug in'
to the network. 


This session will take place at the ODI offices in London on October 6
from 10:00 to 12.30. The goal is to showcase CKB's activities and
initiatives, as well as getting to know the organizations and people
behind the group.  


More information can be found (including registration link to make the
organization easier) here: 




Best regards and hopefully see you in London! 


Sigi Kluckner




More Information: 


Are you getting lost in an ocean of information?


The fields of climate and development have undergone radical
transformations over the past decades as the world has woken up to the
perils of climate change. At the same time, information and communication
technologies (ICTs) have revolutionized the way we communicate, bringing
many benefits - but also new problems.  A field once challenged by the
lack of reliable and relevant data is now overwhelmed with oceans of
information, pouring in from a multitude of sources inhabiting various
corners of the climate development community. Today, the challenge is
navigating and making sense of this information, overcoming the "portal
proliferation syndrome" of climate web sites.


The need for coordination: the role of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group


The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a community of knowledge
brokers operating in the climate and development space who recognized that
the current knowledge infrastructure is ineffective in delivering the
right knowledge to those who need it, when they need it. In response, the
group is creating practical solutions and methods to improve and
streamline information sharing, to better steer the flow of knowledge to
those who need it, and to engage and connect researchers, practitioners,
policy actors and businesses to drive climate resilient development. The
vision is to create a 'smart network' for climate knowledge that is
flexible, open, and able to adapt to changing needs and evolving


Information about the Event


This event provides a chance to meet some leading members of the Climate
Knowledge Brokers Group, learn about the emerging vision for this 'smart
network', and discuss how organizations can 'plug in'  and how
stakeholders can benefit.


Preliminary Agenda


Guests are welcome to come for the whole event, or dip in for part of it.

10:00     Registration, coffee and pastries 

10.15     Welcome and introduction to the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group

10.30     Climate Knowledge Fair: Learn about some of the 50+ platforms
and portals that make up the CKB Group, speak to the people who run them,
see demos, and discover how you can benefit from what's already available

12.00     Panel Discussion: How do we create an effective 'Smart Network'
for climate knowledge?

12.30     End



Sigmund Kluckner

Project Lead CKB Coordination Hub

REEEP - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

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