Sustainable Development is the concept of using resources to meet the needs of humanity in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The SDN provides a space for NGOs, government, and professionals to network and access information and research in sustainable development, health, welfare and in the education and training sectors. The SDN promotes projects and lifestyles that will ensure that our children and their children will be able to sustain themselves now and in the future.

Mission

To empower NGOs, government and the private sector through research, education, training and through encouraging networks and partnerships that will promote sustainable solutions.

Vision

To empower NGOs, government and the private sector to work together toward more sustainable economic, environmental and social solutions.

Sustainable Development is the concept of using resources to meet the needs of humanity in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The SDN provides a space for NGOs, government, and professionals to network and access information and research in sustainable development, health, welfare and in the education and training sectors. The SDN promotes projects and lifestyles that will ensure that our children and their children will be able to sustain themselves now and in the future.

Platforms and Programmes

Networking

African Sustainability Academy

One Heart

The Sustainable Development Network (SDN) is a networking non-profit company which provides access to information, research, publications and best practice case studies related to sustainable development.  The SDN, in partnership with the African Sustainability Academy (ASA) promotes peer-to-peer learning and the establishment of communities of practice between NGOs, corporates, government agencies and donors, encouraging these sectors to reach toward common sustainable development goals together.

The African Sustainability Academy offers capacity building and training programmes for non-profits (including seminars in resource mobilisation, fundraising and proposal writing; social enterprise development; financial management; monitoring, evaluation and reporting; social media and more. Courses for government include renewable energy systems and technologies, sustainable service delivery and more. Seminars and courses for corporates include Mini-MBAs; people management and team development; policy development and more (see our Events page for our annual training schedule).

One Heart for Kids is a holistic movement that enables children to reach their potential through sport and education  – with a focus on Trail Running and Mountain Bike events. The proceeds from these events are used to purchase internationally renowned, CAPS approved, Department of Education endorsed Key Link literacy curriculum for under-resourced primary schools in South Africa. One Heart is also an identity development and mentoring programme for youth, that promotes leadership, health, and love for nature through youth leadership camps.

African Training Programmes

For country-specific training please visit our EVENTS page

The Resource Mobilisation Workshop was packed with brilliant information, advice and lots of resources. Importantly, I learned how to better manage line items in budgets. E.g. how to calculate all costs in and to adapt overheads/operational costs to better meet donor funding requirements. Also, the idea of offering consulting services was highly valuable. I am definitely interested in attending more seminars.

Karen Jordi

Muizenberg Improvement District

In the Creative Facilitation workshop I learned that slowing down is critical to finding and nurturing my creativity and innovativeness. I was reminded that in order to change the world, one must begin at the individual level. The content was rich and thought provoking and the sessions were strategically paced. Learning about various facilitation approaches has radically transformed my approach to work. I also realised that viral change begins with one small act! I loved it! And that which I love, will lead me to my purpose.

Alison McCallum

Independent Social Consultant

Informative. Empowering. I feel energised to engage with my staff. The PR, Media and Marketing workshop challenged the functionality of our brand and sharpened our skills!

Dawn Peterson

Evergreen Resource Centre

The SDN is registered as a Non-Profit Company in South Africa, and as a 501c3 Company in the US.
Sustainable Development Network South Africa NPC: K2011/122880/08
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