The Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network

South Africa

Establish influential partnerships for impact

Education and research translate into practical, innovative and transformational solutions

The network’s contribution to accelerated achievement of the NDP and SDGs is demonstrated.

The SDSN South Africa Network exists to mobilise and support efforts towards accelerated achievement of the country’s National Development Plan, Agenda 2063, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The key aspects of shaping our desired future as a network are: reimagining our purpose as an integral part of society and an agent for positive change; determining the guiding principles which shape our decisions and actions; setting bold goals; and painting a vivid picture of our successful future state.


University of Pretoria

The Albert Luthuli Leadership Institute (ALLI) at the University of Pretoria is the host of the SDSN South Africa national network.

Our Impact

What we will look like:

In fulfilling our purpose and achieving our goals:

We are recognised as a catalyst and key role player in the sustainable development landscape – in South Africa, the African continent, and the global SDSN network

Through our work, the tipping point to accelerated achievement of the SDGs is breached

Initiatives build broad-based capability, are selfsustaining, and create multiple streams of value – to people, their prosperity, and to the planet

We are actively engaged with stakeholders and collaborate at multiple levels

Our partnerships are vibrant, nurturing creativity and innovation

Our sense of humanity is palpable, and the philosophy of mutual benefit is the norm – we have set the tone for reimagining the role of institutions in society.

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