Global Solution Networks BlogRecent articles and research reports
Breakneck growth combined with little regulation over the rapid industrial expansion throughout Asia and the middle east has created dangerous levels of air contamination in many urban areas, Delhi is just the latest example.
Hidden in the chaos of the US presidential vote are climate change issues, and public utility legislation, that have potentially long-reaching implications.
Ever since HAL refused to open the pod bay doors for Dave we’ve been worried about the bad things that smart computers might do to their human creators.
Philanthropy’s role in global problem solving is evolving to make a major difference in the challenge of solution delivery.
We may not always have Paris, as the surprising British “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union may have profound implications for climate policy. Several GSNs have expressed concern that the Vote Leave movement leaves many issues open on the UK role in the climate agreement reached in Paris last year.
The International Center for Transitional Justice has worked in the aftermath of the revolution as a way to impose accountability for atrocities and repression and to provide some redress for the victims. A network of 11 women’s organizations was created to give voices to women.
The Hyperloop One Global Challenge is inviting entries in a competition to win the opportunity to work with Hyperloop on transforming passenger and cargo transportation.
CODE is a non-government organization [NGO] whose mission is to improve access to information and empower local communities in Africa.
37 new member cities have been announced by 100RC, bringing the current total to the target implied in the program name.
The threats posed by infectious disease outbreaks of Ebola and Zika epidemics are demonstrating the need for collaborative programs and solutions that match the GSN four-part model.
Surprisingly few individuals who are highly concerned about climate change actually take any action to shape public policy.
Almost 200 Nepalese tell the World Humanitarian Summit what they really thought about the aid the world gave following the Nepal Earthquake.
The cost of humanitarian finance and the global refugee crisis are key topics for the governments, agencies and private sector representatives in attendance. But some participants are withdrawing and there is concern about the viability of the agenda.
Young entrepreneurs are developing good business strategies to solve climate change. Solutions that are both effective in reducing green house gas emissions and also profitable for their developers. Following the devastation of Super Storm Sandy in 2012 New York was particularly motivated to pursue climate-friendly technology.
WEBINAR RECORDING: Mark Tiele Westra, the AkvoFLOW product manager with GSN research fellow Mike Dover discussed AkvoFLOW and the new Akvo Caddisfly water monitoring product.
One of the world’s most influential management thinkers discusses a new model for tackling the world’s ‘wicked problems’-issues such as poverty, inequality and climate change: Global Solution Networks (GSNs). Collaboration among nation...
It’s common knowledge that many of the jobs currently performed by humans will be taken over in the years to come by technology or robots. Can GSNs provide tools and techniques for maximizing the benefits of technological innovation while minimizing the human costs?
“Akvo FLOW — Can GSNs Accelerate Innovation through partnerships?”
Our guests will discuss:
–How does thin technology deliver great results?
–What are the unexpected benefits of simple mobile apps?
–Does highly specific innovation impact local job markets?
–Can GSNs accelerate innovation?