About Us  

Vision

An equitable and sustainable world for all.

Mission

To facilitate ethical, interdisciplinary, and international partnerships to address global challenges.

Approaches and values

We are an Independent Network working to foster positive and impactful initiatives across all sectors, geographies, disciplines and cultures. We have a no-expert, inclusive and participatory approach. We engage in meaningful exchanges with the communities we work with and co-develop contextualized solutions towards a sustainable and equitable world for all.

Ethical partnership practices

The nature of our partnerships determines the nature and extent of our impact. We prioritise and practice equitable partnerships, through transparency, accountability, responsibility, and critical reflexivity in our work.

Beyond disciplinary practices

Complex sustainability issues require knowledge and collaboration across disciplines and sectors. We collaborate across diverse knowledges to genuinely produce equitable and sustainable outcomes.

Sustainable practice

We are committed to doing no harm and ensuring that our work is not to the detriment of others or our world. We design collaborations, research, and development to minimise waste and ensure a positive impact for all.

Knowledge sharing

We believe that valuable knowledge for equity and sustainability is held in all communities, and the divide between the “expert” and the “beneficiary” is false. We actively facilitate learning from each other through collaborative and inclusive practices.

Capacity building

We are committed to continual and responsive improvement through strengthening and building the capacities of our network members. From mentorship to training, across all career stages, members are all actively engaged in learning to improve their capacities to work towards equity and sustainability.

Globally connected, locally responsive

We believe in a plural, interconnected and diverse world and that a solution that makes sense in one place, can cause unintended consequences in another. Thus, our work is based in local partnerships for situated practices and solutions that draw from global knowledges and resources for common goals of sustainability and equity. 

Our People

The members of the SFG Network are an international, interdisciplinary collective who share a commitment to addressing global issues of sustainable development, with a focus on community and participatory research.

Each member brings a unique set of skills and expertise to contribute to our shared mission.