Established in 2020, the Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnerships Network (GSFN) materialised out of the need to connect Global South with Global North and co-address sustainable futures challenges through constructive partnerships.
The Network is successfully working to deliver full-fledged collaborative and interactive activities and co-creation of knowledge and practices beyond national borders and academic disciplines and contribute to SDGs Agenda 2030 and beyond. The Network is creating collaboration/partnerships across low-, middle-, and high-income countries, reaching out through its coordinators to secure sustainable global futures, both urgent and vital.
The Network has planned many engaging, interactive, inclusive, enthusiastic programs for networking and capacity development, starting from the first day of 2021. Currently, the Network comprises 700 coordinators from 101 countries. The group is inclusive and accessible for academics, systems thinkers, innovation practitioners, change-makers, creative voices, etc. Any discipline that wants to enable sustainable transitions for future generations is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have forged connections outside of academia with other stakeholders such as government, community groups and business.
This session will introduce the Global Sustainable Futures Network platform, discuss its aims and objectives, the importance of having such a platform, the Network activities and how the Network contributes to broader sustainable development, aligned to its vision and goals. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges and how this community of practice can motivate others to initiate such innovative platforms.