What Is a GSN Account?

On our website, you can explore problem solving networks, identify those of particular interest to you, and connect with network leaders.

Want to store, edit, and track communications with selected networks? These and other benefits come with your free GSN Account.


Are the world’s problems just too tough to solve?  Or can we leverage new models, making the impossible…POSSIBLE?

GSNs are the new model for global problem solving.

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Meta-networks of civil society, the private sector, government and individual stakeholders are creating patterns of connection with enormous potential to govern global resources.

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GSN Hubs are the definitive resource of expert insights, cases and field tools for
global problem solvers. Explore and connect!

Global Solution Network Hubs

The 4 Characteristics of a Global Solution Network

addresses-global-problem Addresses a Global Problem
diverse-stakeholders Engages Diverse Stakeholders
digital-revolution Exploits the Digital Revolution
self-organizes Self-organizes and Self-governs

Putting GSN tools in the hands of people working to solve problems.


I’d like to make a difference, and I need to define my problem and my approach.


I know what network to build. How do I make it happen?


My network needs to have greater scale and impact.

From The Blogs

Natural Disaster or Man-made Catastrophe? Ten Years After Katrina

  Late August 2005, ten years shy of the New Orleans levee system’s expected year of completion, Hurricane Katrina triggered a cascade of events that became a massive disaster across New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast. Katrina didn’t actually hit the city dead-on, and by the time the... read more

Youth Employment in Africa Under the Microscope

International Youth Day, August 12th, was a day to recognize the importance of youth worldwide. The day is particularly significant in Africa, where almost 200 million people are between the ages of 15 and 24. The population is younger than anywhere else on the planet, and that proportion is... read more

#elegram—Every Day is Elephant Day

Today is “World Elephant Day,” a day that celebrates the special beauty of the big animals, but also underlines the issues of poaching and trafficking of these remarkable animals and other wildlife being victimized by the illegal wildlife and ivory trade. It is meant to “spread awareness, share knowledge, and provide... read more

Learn more about the 10 distinct types of Global Solution Networks.

Each one has a unique purpose and addresses a different dimension of any global solution.

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Click any icon to see a short video introduction including example networks for each specific network type.

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