Climate and Development Knowledge Network


Organizational profile:

The Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is a global Southern-led programme founded in 2010. The programme is managed by SouthSouthNorth, and implemented in partnership with Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano and ICLEI South Asia. 

CDKN works to improve the well-being of the most climate-affected people in the global South, especially marginalised groups, through transformative climate-resilient action. It works in partnership with public, civil society and private sectors to mobilise knowledge, leadership and capacity in the global South from local to global levels.  

CDKN’s technical assistance service provides tailored and demand-driven support to developing country decision-makers in the design and delivery of climate compatible development policies and practices, and acts as a catalyst to maximise the impact of increasing flows of donor climate and development funding. 

A new five-year phase (2022-2027) is focusing on accelerating equitable, financed, and ecosystem-based action on climate change that is locally-led and strengthens the voice and climate leadership of disadvantaged groups at community level. 

Financing Instrument: Technical Assistance

Applicable geographical regions/country groups: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Recipient categories: Government, Businesses, NGO/NPO, academic and research institutions 

Application guidelines:

CDKN values collaborations and partnerships that help achieve the aim of accelerating inclusive climate-resilient action. If your organisation or programme would like to partner with CDKN, please contact them at

Last updated: 6 September 2023

Publication Date
Thursday, 01 April 2021
Applicable location
Climate change
Rural development
Financing opportunities