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

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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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

Orange the World

The Fight Against Gender Violence has a Color Orange is the new hot shade when it comes to fighting violence against women and girls. Demonstrations and activities using the bright signature color have been going on around the world for several months, with the kickoff of UN Women’s new campaign, Orange the... read more

Citizens’ Climate Marches Around the World

Marches around the World — a Silent March in Paris Organizer Avaaz.org changed the plans for the feature climate march in Paris on the fly—canceling the planned demonstrations out of concern for participants’ safety in the wake of the terrorist attacks—and got something even more dramatic and meaningful.  In Paris the... read more


Implementing climate solutions that intend to achieve the deep decarbonization of the global economy by 2050 needs to be supported with a next-generation standards system that applies the tools of the new “digital economy.” The new systems will be more efficient and scalable, will more easily integrate with established business systems and will be more resilient to political factors.

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