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What is CREST?

The Climate Resilience Evidence Synthesis Training (CREST) is a new initiative providing practical, real-world experience in the synthesis of information from across sectors, to inform policy and business decision-making in the field of climate resilience.

CREST encompasses a 5-day programme of facilitated training, using real-world case studies to demonstrate the synthesis of research into evidence to inform decision-making. The format of the course provides a unique opportunity to understand the context and environments in which key decisions are made, and how evidence is utilised by different stakeholder groups. Capitalising on the Walker Institute’s strategic relationships, participants will benefit from direct contact with a range of guest speakers from government agencies, NGOs and academia.

Learning Objectives

Increasing participants understanding and ability in:


  • Translating scientific evidence into relevant information to inform policy
  • Policy processes
  • Stakeholders, stakeholder mapping and networks
  • Communication: Theory and Practice
  • Knowledge exchange & Evidence synthesis

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