A panel discussion Chaired by the convenor of the Global Sustainable Networks platform primarily focussed on descriptions of individual cases of transition initiatives and the larger problem of education and capability building to enable such intitiatives.
Established in 2020, the Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnerships Network (GSFN) materialised out of the need to connect Global South with Global North and co-address sustainable futures challenges through constructive partnerships.
The Network has planned many engaging, interactive, inclusive, enthusiastic programs for networking and capacity development, starting from the first day of 2021. Currently, the Network comprises 700 coordinators from 101 countries. The group is inclusive and accessible for academics, systems thinkers, innovation practitioners, change-makers, creative voices, etc. Any discipline that wants to enable sustainable transitions for future generations is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have forged connections outside of academia with other stakeholders such as government, community groups and business. This session introduces the Global Sustainable Futures Network platform, discusses its aims and objectives and the importance of having such a platform as well as how Network activities contribute to broader sustainable development.