The Four Characteristics of GSNs
A Global Solutions Network has four characteristics.
- Addresses a Global Problem
A GSN addresses problems of broad global importance, but does not have to be global in scope.
- Engages Diverse Stakeholders
A GSN is made up of diverse stakeholders, beyond one nation state.
- Exploits the Digital Revolution
A GSN leverages social media, big data, data analytics, mobile, geospaciality, the
- Self-organizes and Self-governs
A GSN is not controlled by a state or state-based institution.
Our research shows that new forms of collaborative networking rival hierarchies in their capacity to create value and solve critical problems. 'Right size' networked institutions are becoming more impactful than single individuals or nations. — Anthony Williams, GSN Executive Editor