Annual Conferences GSFN2023

Showcase your achievements

The GSFN2023 was designed to showcase your achievements. We invited you to submit proposals where three stakeholders had worked together to deliver a product or service to the society/community. 

One of the sessions was a panel discussion showcasing exemplary demonstrations. The panel has three people: one academic, one business/community, and one representative of their community (student). Many of you presented one or more successful case studies that can be scaled up.

THE GSFN2023 ended with the AWARD CEREMONY. 160 Awards were celebrated.

Dr Renuka Thakore, Founder of GSFN, was delighted to announce the conference hosts: Prof Panagiotis Kontakos, Dr Amal (Amal Abdelhaleem) Elsonbaty, Dr Simi Mishra, and Dr Herbert Mandla Mtowo

The Global Sustainable Future Network (GSFN) conferences offer opportunities for mobility and engagement.

With the urgent need for everyone to play their part in addressing the Climate Emergency and delivering NetZero targets and Sustainable Development Goals 2030, it is crucial to accelerate sustainability discourse, including lessons learned, emerging practices and impactful policies. 

To promote GSFN objectives and make timely contributions to the discourse of a sustainable global future, the GSFN worldwide community was invited to share their knowledge and experiences, engage in networking to create synergy among the coordinators and foster cross-sectoral collaborations to support each other in the implementation of the GSFN objectives globally. 

The platform, thus created through the conference, provides opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration among the coordinators, including academics, professionals, youth, researchers, etc., through activities structured around the following objectives/themes:

  • Working together – partnerships, teamwork, cooperatives.
  • Imparting education, creating self-employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities to tackle poverty and local environmental and social problems
  • Socio-technical production – development of complimentary social assets for water, energy, and food management, including production and consumption.
  • Creating political commitment by working with local governance bodies, authorities, mayors, and people.
  • Imparting knowledge and providing training.
  • Creating sustainable community knowledge.
  • Working conscientiously and in partnerships to tackle urbanisation.
  • Sustainability of infrastructures.
  • Tackling desertification and climate change impacts.

If you have engaged with the Network activities, you can self-nominate yourself, providing evidence about your activity/experience with the Network. Your actions could include engaging with social media, presenting or attending GSFN FRIDAY IDEA EXCHANGE monthly seminars, participating in panel discussions, participating in publications, or other activities organised/facilitated by the Network. Depending on your activities/engagement with the Network, you will receive a certificate accrediting your involvement with the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Award.

To be part of the GSFN ConferenceS, interact with other coordinators, and get an appreciation certificate, join us.

There is an ongoing need to engage academics, businesses, communities, non-governmental organisations, government, and regulatory bodies worldwide for climate change and sustainable development goals. Also, there is a need for integrative multi-institutional projects, incorporating multi-dimensional practical, sustainable solutions and delivering a sustainable future with a central focus of ‘leaving no one behind.’

The challenge to execute an excellent transdisciplinary environment for knowledge exchange activities in the current times has increased due to reasons such as 

  • the uncertainties around the failure to low carbon transitions; 
  • limited diffusion of social and technological innovations in the targeted communities; 
  • the ongoing changes in the global economies and accelerating political uncertainties exaggerating these challenges, 
  • Regions constantly struggle between multiple different social groups and their priorities for humanities.

Many of us have unique and divergent economic, social, cultural, and technological capacities and political will to support transdisciplinary projects; however, creating a homogenous worldwide project with the capacity among varied regions poses several challenges and issues. They need careful attention to arrive at workable initiatives for sustainable futures.

Given this context, we must provide a platform for researchers and sustainability professionals to strengthen research capacity and sustainability capabilities worldwide, with the fundamental ingredients of capacity development’ knowledge’ and ‘skills’, engagement of the key players – academics, researchers, industry professionals, provocative technocrats, and research-oriented institutions, and responding to the ongoing and emerging climate change, environmental and sustainability challenges in the world’s various regions.

We at @Global Sustainable Futures Network have deliberately built an open, engaging, transparent worldwide platform with a multi-dimensional sustainable development (SDGs) framework that integrates all the above-listed elements.

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