Who Can Join SDSN?

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


Why Join SDSN?

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 


How to Apply

To join the SDSN, please submit an application via our online application system. Please note that applications received by email will not be considered. Applications are reviewed quarterly (applications received December through February are reviewed in March, applications received March through May are reviewed in June, applications received in June through August are reviewed in September, and applications received in September through November are reviewed in December) by the Networks Strategy Council.

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