SDSN Network Membership

SDSN Network Membership

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Universities and research institutions can join SDSN's Member Network to get access to learning resources and collaborative opportunities.

SDSN Network Membership

Overview

  • Membership in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network is free and open to not-for-profit institutions (not individuals). Institutions must be knowledge-generating, i.e. they must conduct research, analyses, and/or data collection, and can be universities, research institutions, foundations, or civil society groups.

    By becoming a member of the SDSN you will join a unique network of problem solvers and contribute to practical solutions for sustainable development. We will work together to support:

    • Global Discussions on Sustainable Development
    • Local, National, and Regional Problem Solving for Sustainable Development
    • Educational Initiatives for Sustainable Development
    • Applied Research and Communication for Sustainable Development

    Learn more by reading our document on the benefits of membership, available in English, Español, Français & Português.

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Our Impact

112
Countries
24
National/Regional Networks

Meet the team

Marion Mechali

Project Lead

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Global Networks

)

Sitara Kumbale

Regional Focal Point

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Asia-Pacific

)

Amisa Mwathethe

Regional Focal Point

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Africa

)

Carolin Jonczyk

Deputy Project Lead

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Networks Management

)

Clara Latini

Regional Focal Point

(

Europe

)

Krystal Yee

Deputy Project Lead

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Communications, Advocacy & Outreach

)

Cesar Tinoco

Regional Focal Point

(

Americas

)

Localize the SDGs at a national or regional level

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Network Coordinators, Local Volunteers

Think global, act local

Localization is key to meaningfully integrating sustainable development. Our Youth Networks Program is essential to translating the global 2030 Agenda, to each of our programs.

Join a driven team

Work with federal government, private sector, universities, and nonprofits to: address youth representation; youth education, solutions and initiatives. You'll also join our continental regional groups and collaborate with nearby Youth Networks.

Focus on what matters to you

Our Regional/National Network Teams focus on different sectors or SDGs, depending on what the critical issues are. Our program lays down a framework, but you are welcome to tailor it to national or regional needs.

Network Coordinators, Local Volunteers

How to join  

Membership in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network is free and open to not-for-profit institutions (not individuals). Institutions must be knowledge-generating, i.e. they must conduct research, analyses, and/or data collection, and can be universities, research institutions, foundations, or civil society groups.

Member institutions should have deep expertise in one or more areas related to sustainable development and commit a substantial amount of their own work towards finding and/or implementing solutions for the SDGs.

The SDSN and its members work closely with businesses and governments, particularly around the development and scaling up of new solutions. Businesses can become SDSN Business Partners in recognition of their contributions to the work of SDSN. For more information please contact info@unsdsn.org.

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Your questions about the Youth Membership Program, answered

  • How does the SDSN Youth Executive Team select the member organizations?

    The selection process consists of a criteria list:

    • Youth-led / youth-focused / SDGs
    • A social media platform / established community 
    • Organizational structure / organizational body / team-led structure / designated roles
    • Existing strategic partners/ collaborators
    • Activity and current projects

    Who does the SDSN Youth Membership Program work with?

    Universities, academic and cultural institutions, university teams, student associations, youth-led organizations, research institutions, community initiatives, and digital platforms. 

    What are the benefits of joining the Youth Membership Program?

    • Receive support for promising projects, through research assistance and other means
    • Reach a global audience
    • Get your opinions, campaigns, and initiatives published on our social media, blog, and newsletter, which are distributed to our members and followers worldwide
    • Be recognized as an official Member Organization of SDSN Youth
    • Network with like-minded organizations and individuals
    • Tap into your own potential to optimize your efforts and contribute towards a more sustainable and equal world

    What are some of the opportunities Member Organizations have as part of the program?

    • Attend quarterly conference calls held by Network Coordinators
    • Attend quarterly webinars with leading SDSN figures
    • Actively contribute to the SDSN Youth online platform for Member Organizations
    • Participate in local and global SDSN Youth events, projects, campaigns and initiatives
    • Promote SDSN Youth Membership through your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and mailing list
    • Share SDSN Youth's official logo (provided by SDSN Youth) on your website
    • Follow, like, and share SDSN Youth

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Mediterranean Youth Solutions Report 2022: Call for Projects

SDSN Youth Mediterranean is looking for innovative projects in the agri-food sector for the Mediterranean Youth Solutions Report 2022.

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Mediterranean Youth Solutions Report 2022: Call for Projects

Mediterranean Youth Solutions Report 2022: Call for Projects

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