Connect With A Network of Peers

The Global South Academic Network is a group of scholars devoted to building academic capacity in developing countries. We aim to strengthen research capabilities among scholars in the Global South, known as countries in the world that currently receive foreign development assistance.

Our goal is to foster the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and research methods through collaborative grant projects, co-authorships, summer schools, and studentships that include partners from universities and organisations in the Global South.

We ultimately hope to enable these partners to develop and lead their own research agendas, to train future generations of scholars to do the same, and to thereby address the critical problems facing their nations politically, institutionally, culturally, economically, financially, and technologically.

With these goals in mind, GSAN welcomes all scholars and researchers living in or studying a topic in the Global South.

Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you. Click on a goal to find out which members of GSAN might be interested in working with you in a particular area.

Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Development Goals


The Next Phase

The Next Phase

Over the past year, the Global South Academic Network and the Disaster and Emergency Resilience network have been working on building up global connections. The aim was for Scholars to be able to share their studies and projects from around the world and collaborate with like-minded researchers on pioneering and vital analysis of disaster risk management, and equality for all.

The Oxygen House

The Oxygen House

Jurnasyanto Sukarno, a Greenpeace photographer currently in the depths of Palangkaraya, Kalimantan in Indonesia recently reported on his harrowing journey to the city’s ‘Oxygen House’, where the local people go to dispel the effects of the fire season.

The Winter of Our Lives

The Winter of Our Lives

For many years now, the aging population has become an increasing concern. With the existence of modern medicine, life expectancy has doubled from that of the Victorian era, and mortality rates are at a new low. With the successes in the older generation, comes new apprehensions towards known problems like Cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Complete your GSAN profile

If you study or work in the fields of resilience, climate change adaptation and mitigation, hazards governance, emergency management, disaster and emergency policy making, or any subset of disaster risk reduction, so other researchers can find and connect with you! Join GSAN and create your profile.