What does it mean to be a Knowledge Expert in Community of Guardians?
To join the community as a “Knowledge Expert” the member is requested to verify their identity and educational or work-related experience that justifies their role as a Knowledge Expert. This is an important step as it allows us to ensure that the sources of information being shared with each group are valid and follow scientific rigour. Science is an important means of producing knowledge and getting to what approximates the truth. Good science results from rigorous processes. Part of the rigour in science and knowledge creation is the peer review process, which is a means of ensuring not only the correctness of facts but also transparency. Empirical data used in science that can be verified forms a sound basis for robust discussion, debate and decision-making. Science brings a degree of rationality that creates a higher probability that the best interest of society or the public interest will be taken into account in, for example, decision-making. This enables the SDG groups to be led by Knowledge Experts to participate in decision-making and progressive scientific principles. Knowledge Experts allow science to be disseminated in ways that are understood and are important for building trust. Knowledge Experts will share lessons and facts within the applicable SDG private group areas as well the most important part, “A Challenge”. The Challenge will be posted exclusively by “knowledge experts” who will then post the challenge after sharing knowledge about the issue as it relates to the SDGs group.