[open-development] Creating a "Climate Knowledge Grid" - Climate Knowledge Brokers Outreach Event, 14:00-17:30, June 22, 2015, UN City, Copenhagen + live stream

Sigmund Kluckner sigmund.kluckner at reeep.org
Wed Jun 3 13:43:54 UTC 2015

2015 CKB Outreach Event: Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid”

An open session and cocktail reception to learn what climate knowledge
brokers are doing to connect up climate knowledge, and discuss how your
organisation can benefit and ‘plug in’ to the ‘climate knowledge grid’.

14:00-17:30, June 22, 2015 – UN City, Copenhagen and on live stream.
Organized by the CKB group jointly with CTCN, CDKN and REEEP

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 revolutionised 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 Group (CKB) is a Community of Practice 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 connected ‘grid’ for climate
knowledge that is flexible, open and adaptable to changing needs and
evolving technology.

Information about the Event

Join us at UN City in Copenhagen for a chance to meet some leading members
of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, learn about the emerging vision
for this ‘climate knowledge grid’ and how decision-makers and other
knowledge users will benefit, and discuss how organizations can ‘plug in’.

Preliminary Agenda

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

*	14:00 Registration, coffee and pastries
*	14:15 Welcome and introduction to the Climate Knowledge Brokers

*	Speakers: Florian Bauer (REEEP), Geoff Barnard (CDKN)

*	14:30 Examples of Climate Knowledge Broker Initiatives (four
2-minute “elevator pitch” presentations)
*	14:45 Panel Discussion: How do we create an effective ‘Grid’ for
climate knowledge? Panel to include:

*	Jukka Ousukainen (Director, CTCN),
*	Helena Molin Valdés (Head, CCAC Secretariat),
*	Martin Hiller (Director General, REEEP),
*	Ari Huhtala (Deputy CEO, CDKN),
*	Chair: Geoff Barnard (CDKN)

*	16:00 Climate Knowledge Fair and Cocktail Reception: Learn about
some of the 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 online
*	17:30 End


To make the organization of the event easier, we kindly ask participants
to pre-register for the outreach event via this link before June 18, 2015:

 <http://goo.gl/cUCbEu> http://goo.gl/cUCbEu

Live Stream and Recording

The event will be streamed live through the support of CTCN, and a
recording will be available shortly after. More information will be
communicated to registered virtual participants and will be available
here: http://goo.gl/Xw3kYx


If you have any questions about the event or the CKB group, feel free to
contact Sigmund Kluckner (CKB Coordination Hub) at
<mailto:sigmund.kluckner at reeep.org> sigmund.kluckner at reeep.org.

Download this Announcement as PDF: http://goo.gl/Bm6WI4

View this invitation online:

Sigmund Kluckner

Project Lead CKB Coordination Hub

REEEP – Investing in Clean Energy Markets

VIC D-2172, Wagramer Str. 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria

tel: +43 1 26026 3337 | skype: reeep_s.kluckner | e-mail:
sigmund.kluckner at reeep.org

 <http://www.reeep.org/> www.reeep.org |
<http://www.climateknowledgebrokers.net/> www.climateknowledgebrokers.net

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