The Climate and Development Knowledge Network works to enhance the quality of life for the poorest and most vulnerable to climate change. CDKN supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development by combining knowledge, research and advisory services in support of locally-owned and managed processes. CDKN works in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally.
Since 2018, CDKN has been led by SouthSouthNorth, working closely with its partners Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) in Quito and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability-South Asia in Delhi, as well as ODI in London.
This second phase of CDKN called the ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has focused on growing our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as facilitating collaboration and learning, and empowering climate leaders and champions within developing countries.
We work in three areas:
- Knowledge: We synthesise and tailor the wealth of evidence and learning on climate compatible development from CDKN and other international climate programmes to produce highly-targeted knowledge and tools to support policy design and implementation.
- Engagement: We engage in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to ensure this tailored knowledge is used and achieves impact. We share the latest climate information and learning to enhance global knowledge and inform key debates.
- Peer learning: We bring developing countries together to share their experiences and learning on delivering climate action on the ground. We help connect fellow professionals who face similar climate and development challenges, within and across borders.
A range of donors supports CDKN, with core funding from the Royal Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). CDKN continues to seek new and exciting future opportunities. If your organisation or programme would like to partner with CDKN, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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