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 apply!

Global Solution Network Hubs

4 Characteristics of Global Solution Networks


Consisting of Diverse Stakeholders


Addressing a Global Problem


Exploiting the Digital Revolution


Self-organizing & Self-governing

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.

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Farm-to-Plate Food Security UN topic on World Health Day

Local outbreaks of food-borne disease can quickly become an international emergency. Robust safety systems are needed to drive action to safeguard against contamination through the production system from farm to table. As part of the World Health Day activities, the... read more

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