About SSN

We assist governments, the private sector and research institutions in understanding the economic, social and environmental choices that climate change presents. We collaborate extensively with partners who share our vision of sustainable development.

We capture and share lessons as they emerge, to contribute to global knowledge on achieving climate-compatible development in practice. SSN is a non-profit organisation operating from Cape Town, South Africa.

Latest News

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September 28, 2015

Call for Concepts

The South African National Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund and the project management team of the Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility (SGF), in association with the Mopani and Namakwa District Municipalities, are pleased to open the first call for concepts for local climate change adaptation small grants. The SGF will provide finance to communities for […]


September 2, 2015


SouthSouthNorth’s Ronald Mukanya represented CDKN at World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden late August. He shares his thoughts on the Sustainable Development Goals and the role water will play.


August 18, 2015

Latest from the Small Grants Facility

This year sees the opening of the Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility for climate change adaptation. Scientific projections have indicated that Mopani (Limpopo) and Namakwa (Northern Cape) District Municipalities will be subject to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in the coming years as a result of climate change. The Small Grants Facility seeks to […]

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July 8, 2015

MAPS at Our Common Future under Climate Change

Members of the MAPS team will be presenting, chairing and co-convening at Our Common Future under Climate Change Conference. The conference runs 7-10 July. You can follow the conference via Twitter using the hashtag: #CFCC15 See the MAPS website for more information.