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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 1: Promoting responsible citizenship

Author: Corine Mengers Chair: Kees Biekart Presenter 1: Paula Dijk; ICCO; Uganda change agents associations Promoting development based on self-reliant participation Philosophy: people in communities explore…

Reaction to Mary Kaldor’s New Wars

When the Cold War ended, Mary Kaldor (along with several other scholars and analysts) was right to intuit that this momentous development was likely to…

Orderly office, complex reality

‘We flew in a twin propeller plane over vertiginous snowy mountain ranges and landed in a fertile valley … The airstrip, laid down by the Russians when they were here, is made of corrugated metal … The whole plane vibrates to a stop’, writes Chris Mowles, consultant and researcher, in his weblog about visiting a local NGO in Afghanistan.

EDC 2020

On 2 June 2008 in Brussels, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) launched its new project ‘European Development Cooperation to 2020’….

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