2016 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop

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15013 Denver W Pkwy

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Due to the close time to the workshop and a very high interest (we have reached our max capacity for registrations), from now on we will only be able to accept registrations through the waitlist - please do sign up and let us know that you're interested in coming, and we will get in touch to check the possibilities of bringing you in! Thanks for understanding and we look forward to hopefully meet you in Colorado! - the CKB Coordination Hub info@climateknowledgebrokers.net.



Climate knowledge brokers communicate the reality of climate change in a way people can understand in their jobs and in their lives. They filter, synthesize, translate and tailor climate and climate-related information to support decision-making. Are you one?

If so, join us in the Rocky Mountains in September to discuss how best to perform the role. The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB) gathers the best climate knowledge brokers in the world to discuss tactics and strategies to use information to shift the world to a more climate compatible future.

The overall theme for the workshop is capacity building for climate knowledge brokers. CKB believes there will be a growing demand for climate knowledge as the changing climate impacts on more and more people in their jobs and daily lives. With that comes a need for more, and more-skilled climate knowledge brokers. This workshop acts both as a direct professional development opportunity for you as a climate knowledge broker, and a chance for you to contribute to the future development of CKB’s capacity building activities.

This workshop will be fully interactive - don’t expect lots of powerpoint presentations. If you come to CKB, you come to work; to share; to think.

The objectives of this year's CKB workshop are:

  • Provide networking opportunities and peer support to climate knowledge brokers, (e.g. through ‘knowledge sharing clinics’)
  • Consider developments affecting climate knowledge brokering
  • Contribute to future development of CKB activities, specifically: capacity building for knowledge brokers and the Climate Knowledge Grid concept
  • Broaden the participation and increase understanding of the CKB group and the principles of climate knowledge brokering

We offer a number of specific opportunities for you to shape your participation:

  • Volunteer as a ‘patient’ in a ‘knowledge sharing clinic’; an intensive, facilitated peer support exercise that offers the opportunity to present a specific current challenge or issue, and receive support, suggestions and advice from other participants acting as doctors;
  • Organise a session. Other participants will be able to choose from the options available;
  • Bring a poster to display at the Outreach Event to promote your organisation’s work.

For further information see: Background and Logistics note (PDF, 650 Kb)

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is hosting this year’s CKB Annual Workshop at its facility in Golden, Colorado. During the workshop you’ll have the opportunity to tour the labs.

N.B. The workshop is free to attend but you must register before Friday 2nd September in order to attend to gain entrance to NREL.

Background
The CKB Group is a ‘community of practice’ in the fields of knowledge and information on climate and development. The focus is on those that play an explicit knowledge brokering role, combining, synthesising, filtering and translating information from a variety of sources for particular user groups. By design, it cuts across different sub-sectors within the climate sphere: it includes initiatives focusing on adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, energy, agriculture and broader development issues – the aim being to encourage productive linkages across these different fields of activity.

It has steadily grown and now includes around 150 initiatives and organizations, including many of the leading global and regional online knowledge players. As of April 2014, the CKB Coordination Hub is operated by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). In September 2015, CKB published 'The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto'. You can access the Manifesto, along with information and reports on earlier CKB workshops, and 'snapshot presentations’ on the organizations and initiatives involved on the group’s website.

Do you have questions about 2016 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop? Contact Climate Knowledge Brokers Group / Coordination Hub

This workshop is made possible with the support of REEEP and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). It is kindly hosted by NREL.

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