The White Paper

The final version of the complete White Paper is now available for download.

This White Paper provides in a detailed but still concise manner a concrete concept for the NoK, including its context, its functions, overall objectives as well as the practicalities of the NoK through the lessons learned from three demonstration cases carried out in the last year. The paper also elaborates on governance issues, rules and procedures. Finally, some concrete design options for the implementation of the NoK are presented at the end of the paper.

Major elements that have been revised in comparison to previous versions:

  • better reflect needs for capacity building
  • reflect more on involvement of different forms of knowledge (and according partners)
  • better outline different kinds of requests and how they can be tackled by different methods of analysis and assessment
  • develop governance structure proposal based on institutional feedback

Copies of the White Paper is available for distribution upon request at