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In this practice-based paper, knowledge brokers working in Argentina, Canada, Ghana
and Vanuatu reflect on knowledge-intermediary activities. Although our use of media
varies, we share five knowledge-brokering practices: build trust; develop capacity;
co-construct knowledge; understand
the political, social and economic context; and build culture. While these characteristics
of knowledge brokering are well described in individual research studies, our reflections
on their commonality across diverse settings suggest that they are determinants of
successful knowledge brokering.
The commonality of these five practices challenges the perception that knowledge brokering
is context specific. We propose that it is not the practice but its implementation
that is context specific.