The Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) held an integrated Knowledge Brokerage workshop last month on Climate Change in Fiji, to mainstream climate change information to islands communities.
The workshop was aimed at simplifying vital scientific climate change information for decision makers, which requires collaboration and dialogue between the producers of science such as researchers and those who can benefit from the information such as government, community leaders and the private sector.
Participants from 8 pacific island countries including the Cook Islands discussed innovative knowledge brokerage methods and tools that can be integrated into workplans and activities.
With this being the first of many workshops, countries also provided input towards the Knowledge Brokerage Framework and provided views on the inclusion of an officer to coordinate knowledge brokerage information in each of the representing countries.
The Cook Islands were represented by NES Digital & Communications Coordinator, Moana Tetauru, and Climate Change Officer from the Office of the Prime Minister, Charlene Akaruru.
Moana stated, ‘NES has a comprehensive an effective Communications Strategy and Strategic Framework, and the workshop can provide extra assistance in ensuring the information NES provides is communicated and disseminated effectively throughout our island communities and at grassroots level’.