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On our website, you can explore problem solving networks, identify those of particular interest to you, and connect with network leaders.

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Health & Human Security

GSN Network of Networks

A resource for sharing, scaling, and connecting to global solution networks addressing health & human security.

Health & Human Security – Digests of Major Concepts in Key Research

Graphic digests highlighting key results and implications from select original research.

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CONNECT to Health & Human Security networks, and reach the people working to solve these global problems.

10 GSN Network Types

GSNs contribute to global problem solving in ten very different ways. Knowing the type of work your network is doing can increase your impact.

Click on the circles below to connect to networks in any of the various network groups.

Advocacy Networks seek to change the agenda or policies of governments, corporations or other institutions.Building awareness to change the agenda. Click for examples. Platforms create the capability for other networks to organize.Enabling action and interaction by multiple players. Click for examples. Operational and Delivery Networks actually deliver the change they seek, supplementing or even bypassing the efforts of traditional institutions.Delivering the change they seek. Click for examples. Watchdog Networks scrutinize institutions to ensure they behave appropriately.Bringing issues to light. Click for examples. Policy Networks create government policy, even though they may consist of non-governmental players.Influencing and creating social policy. Click for examples.
Governance Networks have achieved or been granted the right and responsibility of non-institutional global governance.Governance without government. Click for examples. Diasporas are global communities formed by people dispersed from their ancestral lands, but who share a common culture and strong identity with their homeland.Global actors connected by birthplace. Click for examples. Networked Institutions provide a wide range of capabilities even similar to state-based institutions but with a very different modus-operandi.Legitimacy, broad reach and resources. Click for examples. Knowledge Networks develop new thinking, research, ideas and policies that can be helpful in solving global problems. Their emphasis is on the creation of new ideas, not their advocacy.Gathering and sharing data and ideas. Click for examples. Global Standards Networks are non-state based organizations that develop technical specifications and standards for virtually anything, including standards for the Internet itself.Creating common metrics for global efforts. Click for examples.


An Expanding Network of Problem-Solver Activists

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The Internet Mapmakers

The crowdsourced information field of “crisis mapping” makes a critical difference in the ability of response teams to reach and help victims of disaster.  OpenStreetMap and their Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) were instrumental in Haiti after the...

EU struggles to manage volume of refugees crossing the Mediterranean

The wars of the Middle East have created a wave of refugees and migrants in numbers that have not been seen since the end of WWII.  The mass migration has created a tightrope for European leaders. Cutbacks in Italian rescue operations were made as a deterrent to the...

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...

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Meet the Health & Human Security Platform Curators

Ben Ramalingam

Ben Ramalingam

Chair, Humanitarian Innovation Fund

Casey Harrity

Casey Harrity

Humanitarian Relief & Disaster Assistance

Diane Francis

Diane Francis

National Post

Jill Rundle

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