12 March, 2021

Scaling up knowledge brokerage: connecting people, science and decision-making


Patrick Pringle, Rand Abu Ajamia, Ella Strachan

From household-level choices through to national adaptation planning, people across the Pacific make critical decisions that are sensitive to climate change. In order to make the best possible decisions, they need the best possible information in a usable form.

Yet, information is rarely tailored to user needs, meaning that only a small proportion of the available knowledge is reflected in decision-making. It is becoming increasingly evident that knowledge brokering can help.

This briefing note looks at what the process of knowledge brokering is, and how it can be supported in the Pacific region.

Produced in collaboration with the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) and SPREP.