GSFN Founder

GSFN was founded on 31st October 2020 by Dr Renuka Thakore, who firmly believes that collaborations between various stakeholders, research partnerships between diverse academics and knowledge exchange, and enhancing education and working together for sustainable and ‘sharing economic’ development model could be the key to achieving a sustainable future.

Dr Renuka Thakore, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) PIEMA AFHEA, Founder of Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnership Network, UK, provides leadership to a global Network, administering multidisciplinary activities and research partnerships development platform. Renuka received the “Development Leadership: Governor Enrique Tomás Cresto Award 2022” and “Global SDG’s Women Ambassador Award 2022”. Renuka is recognised for her work as a global leader who has engaged and connected with academics, businesses, and individuals, bringing together Global South and Global North to involve them in climate adaptation and resilience and just transition. She has set up a vibrant, strategically performing community that attracts enthusiastic like-minded coordinators worldwide. The network welcomes diverse sections and societies of the world and is committed to ‘leaving no one behind’ while contributing to sustainable development goals (SDGs). Renuka loves to dig into real-world problems and solve them by applying systems thinking and transdisciplinarity, bringing together technologies, emerging trends in data, skills, education and employment, and future scenarios, and evaluating strategic realities through the multi-level and multi-dimensional integrated framing of sustainable development. Her personal and professional journey over the last 35 years has taught her the key to this lies within every individual and organisation and how they are empowered through their external and internal support system. Building sustainable futures based on traditional systems is impossible. They could be co-created based on shared values and common goods.

TEDtalk by Dr Renuka Thakore, Global Sustainable Futures Progress through Partnerships

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