Knowledge Brokers Forum

Knowledge Brokers Forum


  • Managed by the I-K-Mediary Network: global initiative to connect knowledge brokers and intermediaries from across the North and the South (
  • Funding from Research Matters: collaboration between the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the UK Department for International Development (DfID). 

Year: ongoing discussions and update



  • A collaborative space to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination around intermediary work in international development.


  • Access and sharing of resources on the strategic, practical and technical aspects of knowledge brokering and intermediary work
  • Sharing experience on knowledge brokering and intermediary work with others
  • Advice and peer support on issues and challenges
  • Variety of tools to share information and experiences

Intermediaries: Knowledge Broker

“Knowledge brokers and intermediaries play a key role in the promotion and uptake of evidence-based decision-making. They generate, interpret, organise and communicate research-based information from diverse perspectives using a range of approaches - both virtual and face-to-face. They also foster links, interaction, understanding and collaboration between knowledge producers, knowledge users and other stakeholders”