The SDSN mobilizes the world’s leading academic and research institutes and leverages their strengths to help promote practical solutions to sustainable development challenges and realize the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. Spanning six continents, the SDSN network comprises over 1,900 member institutions, primarily universities, coordinated by 55 National and Regional Networks.

The SDSN’s national and regional networks focus on distinct projects and priorities in line with their local contexts and challenges. Our Networks translate the latest expertise in sustainable development into action by: (1) Promoting high-quality education and research collaboration for sustainable development; (2) Localizing and mobilizing support for the SDGs, including supporting governments in understanding and addressing the challenges of sustainable development; and (3) Vetting and launching solution initiatives.

1,900+ Member Insitutions

55 National and Regional Networks Across the Following Regions: Africa, Americas, Asia & Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.

Explore Our Networks and Members

Become a Member

Joining the SDSN is free and happens at the institutional level. Membership allows your institution to work with us and our unique network of problem solvers to contribute to practical solutions for sustainable development. Learn more about becoming a member and apply today!

SDSN Youth

Launched in 2015, SDSN Youth is one of the world’s largest networks of young leaders dedicated to shaping a sustainable world for future generations. Learn more about SDSN Youth.

Projects Supported by the European Commission

The Networks program works closely with the European Commission and local partners on several projects aimed at establishing systemic solutions and innovations to improve climate resilience and adaptation across Europe. Projects include ARSINOE, IMPETUS, Climate Resilient Development Pathways in Metropolitan Regions of Europe (CARMINE), and the CATALYST network.

Networks Strategy Council

The Networks Strategy Council (NSC) serves in an advisory capacity for the Networks program, helping to shape its vision, expansion strategy, work program, and fundraising strategies.

Networks Program Partnerships and Events

Partnerships are a central component of the SDSN Networks’ programming. Collaboration with local and regional partners is key to driving impact and catalyzing solutions. Through partnerships and projects, our networks foster collaboration between university and research institutions, civil society, governments and decision-makers, and the private sector. Learn more about our partnerships and events.

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María Cortés Puch

  • Vice President of Networks
  • SDSN Leadership

Andrija Erac

  • Head of Networks
  • Networks Program

Giovanni Bruna

  • Senior Manager, Americas Lead
  • Networks Program

Faustin Gasheja

  • Senior Manager, Africa Lead
  • Networks Program

Marta García Haro

  • Senior Manager
  • Networks Program

Nur Amirah binti Abdul Majid

  • Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Lead
  • Networks Program

Julianna Gil

  • Program Manager, Americas
  • Networks Program

Gautham Varada Narayan

  • Manager, Asia Pacific Networks
  • Networks Program

Gaëlle Descloîtres

  • Program Associate
  • Networks Program

Zofia Kunysz

  • Program Associate
  • Networks Program

Raquel Armendariz Sucunza

  • Program Associate, Networks and Youth
  • Networks Program and SDSN Youth