Implementation of the SSNC’s global work

SINCE 1990, The SSNC has co-operated with environmental organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. By supporting and facilitating aspects of the global environmental movement’s work, the SSNC is contributing to greater involvement and impact for questions relating to sustainable development in local and global development processes.

As Sweden’s largest environmental organisation, the SSNC also has its own platform for advocacy and campaigning, as well as to mobilise people to use their  consumer power as a means of exerting pressure. Alongside actors around the world, we are working to achieve the vision of global sustainable development that ensures functioning ecosystems and  social sustainability in the form of rights and prosperity.

Change for sustainable development

The UN’s new global sustainability goals (Agenda 2030) are setting out goals and the direction for global development up until 2030. Several of the goals are clearly linked to the issues with which the SSNC works. In order to achieve longterm human prosperity within the planet’s boundaries – with sustainable and fair utilisation of natural resources, the fulfilment of human rights and the eradication of poverty – the civil society plays an important role as an agents of change. Locally, nationally and globally. A strong global environmental movement can create opinion, put forward proposals, give people the opportunity to demand their rights actively and meaningfully, as well as hold those responsible to account.

Geographic focus

In order to maximise our results we confine ourselves to a total of ten countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The ten countries are Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, the Philippines, China, India, Indonesia, Brazil and Ukraine.

Principles for collaboration

A fundamental aspect of the SSNC’s view of global collaboration with other organisations and networks is that it is important for both parties. Collaborations that take place within the framework of development co-operation must be based on partnership. In order to achieve this, the following are important guiding principles:

  • Long-term approach
  • Equality, openness and shared responsibility
  • Ownership
  • Awareness

> Read more about the principles for collaboration in our strategy for global work

Support areas

One important strategy in The SSNC’s global work is long-term organisational and operational support to civil society actors in low and middle income countries. This support is primarily intended to support the partner organisations’ strategic work within the following areas:

  • Knowledge and capacity to act
  • Mobilisation and organisation
  • Organisational development and  capacity development
  • Advocacy

> Read more about the support areas in our strategy for global work

Advocacy work and campaigning

Within the global work, the SSNC collaborates with many strategic actors with strong advocacy work and campaigning. This offers the potential for common work as well as an exchange of knowledge regarding thematic issues that can strengthen and develop each party’s own work. The SSNC conducts some of the global advocacy work and campaigning independently, while other such work is  conducted jointly with partner organisations.

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