APPLICATIO has been commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to support the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) by strengthening capacities for virtual netwoking and online collaboration and to develop a concept for online collaboration of the networks (for different formats like conferences, virtual workshops, and online meetings).
The SDSN currently has about 1100 members and consists of 11 regional, 20 national and 12 thematic networks. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network was founded in August 2012. The foundation of the network is based on the understanding that global cooperation between science, business, civil society, and politics is insufficient to jointly develop practical and effective solutions to global challenges.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the networks within the SDSN must increasingly operate virtually and need corresponding concepts.