Approaches to Knowledge-brokering

By Geoffrey Oldham, Rob McLean on December 7, 2006
The purpose of this paper was to stimulate thinking about knowledge-brokering in advance of the May 1997 two-day IISD/IDRC/NSI search conference to identify strategies and actions to follow up the recommendations of the Strong task force on priorities for Canadian internationalism. The paper provides a brief overview of the context for a discussion about knowledge-brokering; introduces a number of distinctions that may be useful in helping describe the concept; identifies some practical issues that have to be addressed by organizations interested in carrying out knowledge-brokering activities; and presents a number of alternatives with respect to Canada's approach to knowledge-brokering for development.

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, 2006