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Far too much knowledge that could help solve today’s challenges remains unused. At The Broker we are working to make sure that this knowledge becomes available to you and contributes to inclusive, sustainable and evidence-based policy making. As pioneering knowledge brokers since 2007, we have worked with a great variety of government bodies, NGOs, universities and think tanks to jointly connect, arrange and synthesize available knowledge. Our professional team has access to a vast network of experts and is here to make sure that relevant knowledge reaches the right people in the right form. At The Broker we have years of experience in making knowledge work for policy. During this time we have built an extensive international network of professionals working in and on international sustainable development that we can rely on. We make it our business to know whose expertise and experience can provide solutions for policymakers, civil society organizations, and the private sector. Our services are tailor-made and include arranging (online) consultations and expert meetings; developing knowledge platforms; conducting knowledge mapping; preparing synthesis reports and journalistic reporting; and facilitating research uptake. They range from short-term projects that are completed in a week to multi-annual programmes.

Workshop 5: CDC in fragile states

Author: Willemijn Verkoren CDC Cases: Annemarie Sweeries of IKV Pax Cristi presented a case from Ituri in Eastern DRC, where a platform of local NGOs…

Workshop 4: Creating new civic spaces at the global level

Author: Minke van der Sar Chair: Alan Fowler Cordaid: Shack Dwellers International Presented by: Nico Keizer and Francois Lenfant Shack/Slum Dwellers International is an international…

Workshop 3: Children and civic action

Author: Jill van der Vlugt, Chair: Marieke Sterenborg Case 1: International Child Support (ICS) Kenya/Cambodia: Are duty bearers driving change for children’s rights? Presenter: Maaike…

Workshop 2: Civic actions and markets

Author: Chris Ochsendorf Facilitator: Bert Helmsing Peter Knorringa and Catherine van der Wees from HIVOS gave a presentation on poverty reduction for local farmers in…

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