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.

Global Solution Networks

A Global Solution Network – or GSN – is a new and particularly effective type of global problem-solving organization. The GSN Program was launched to evaluate what makes these networks tick, and to understand their potential to change the world.

The GSN Program’s 3-Part Mission

1. Fill the KNOWLEDGE gap about multi-stakeholder networks and global problem solving.

What is a GSN?

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N Addresses a global problem
N Engages diverse stakeholders
N Exploits the digital revolution
N Self-organizes and self-governs

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What is a GSN?

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N Addresses a global problem
N Engages diverse stakeholders
N Exploits the digital revolution
N Self-organizes and self-governs

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How are GSNs categorized?

10 Network Types

10 types of Global Solution Networks have been identified.

10 Types

What does the GSN research reveal?

GSN Research

Explore GSN insights from dozens of research reports, case studies, infographics, digests and mindmaps.

Research Results

2. Put GSN TOOLS in the hands of people working to solve global problems.

The GSN LEARNING EXPERIENCE introduces the GSN model and helps you apply the concepts to your work.

Explore

Explore the GSN approach and boost your global problem-solving effectiveness.

Build

Build an action plan to create a new Global Solution Network.

Scale

Scale your existing network or GSN for greater impact.

3. CONNECT the networks and the people working to address common global issues.

Topic-specific Hubs help GSNs work together to leverage their effectiveness.

The GSN Challenge to You

Use the new TOOLS for success you will find here.
CONNECT with the people and the networks tackling the global problems you care about.
ENGAGE with an emerging NETWORK OF NETWORKS.

Change the world.

From The Blogs

Solar Geoengineering—Global Solution or Lock-in?

What is solar geoengineering? Imagine a not-to-distant future scene in which a fleet of small jets is flying on a regular schedule loaded with a cargo of some chemical compound that can be sprayed into the atmosphere where it converts to an aerosol of particles that stay aloft and scatter sunlight for maybe two years or so.

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Women’s March—where to now?

After the record-shattering Women’s March demonstration of global solidarity on the second day of the Trump presidency women could be forgiven for believing that they were making their voices heard around the world.

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The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Supported by GSNs

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

In September 2015 the international community met to endorse the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goals can only be realized through action from stakeholders across all sectors, working together through collaborative, distributed, and dynamic Global Solution Networks (GSNs). These networks exist now, and their numbers are rapidly increasing. They are poised to make major contributions to implementing the SDGs.

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Our Curators

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Leodis Scott

Co-founder LearnLong Institute – Learning Cities
@LeodisScott

Cities

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Tom Baumann

Co-Founder, GHG Management Institute

Climate

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Anne Patterson

Digital Opportunity Trust

Jobs

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Mike Dover

mike@gsnetworks.org
Global Solution Networks

Jobs

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Casey Harrity

Humanitarian Relief & Disaster Assistance

Humanity

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Ema Shackleton

Rick Hansen Foundation

Access

Our Contributors

The Global Solution Networks program is grateful to the following organizations for their support of our research and hub implementation.

GSN Contributors

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