2023 Global Solutions Forum

On February 15th, representatives from SDSN’s national and regional networks - including Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Sahel and Mediterranean - shared their innovative and transformative solutions, thus showing how they contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. These solutions were previously selected through a competitive process among SDSN networks worldwide.

The GSF2023 opened with welcome remarks from Jeffrey Sachs, president SDSN, and Eve de la Mothe Karoubi, Head of the Networks Program, SDSN. During the event, each institution presented their solution followed by a discussion with a “Solutions Committee” composed of three health and SDGs experts: Maria Elena Bottazzi (Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development); Michael Shank (Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance); and Susanne Grimm (Competence Centre Health and Social Protection, GIZ). The debate was moderated by Clara Marín, from ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health.

For the second year in a row, SDSN partnered with the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC), the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), and PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet, a partnership initiative to support peer-peer exchange around solutions.

The event was held in-person at G-STIC Rio in Brazil (and also live streamed) reaching an audience of fellow academics who can help translate projects to other contexts, business leaders who are able to deploy at scale, policymakers who can help shape regulatory foundations, and non-governmental actors, including donors, civil society, and youth. The concept of scalable solutions that lies at the heart of the GSF seeks to inspire and connect the diverse and global audience, equipping them with clear opportunities for action within the framework of the latest available science.

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Solutions from the 2023 Global Solutions Forum