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


December 18, 2014

WATCH: MAPS COP20 Side Event

The objective of MAPS’s COP 20 side event in Lima was to showcase MAPS LAC nationally mandated research processes for developing long term mitigation scenarios.  The event also provided a platform to illustrate how  a broad range of stakeholders are being involved in developing evidence for mitigation action plans and scenarios. The event was moderated by Mr. Pablo […]


December 12, 2014

SouthSouthNorth is recruiting

Position Title: Lead: Coordination Capacity Development and Knowledge Exchange Unit Location: Stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, with travel required in sub-Saharan Africa (a South African work permit will be organised by SouthSouthNorth in the case of a foreign appointment). Salary: US$ 8,000 – US$ 10,000 per month (to be fixed in ZAR), depending on […]

Vuyiseka Majali engages with local youth

December 11, 2014

Youth taking climate and development matters into their own hands

SSN’s Vuyiseka Majali discusses the need for Cape Town’s youth to engage in climate change and development issues. Young people’s views are often the last to be considered when it comes to debates about the political economy, climate change, and development. But the youth can offer important insight – insight that is being encouraged and […]


December 4, 2014

Reflecting on ClimDev

Because Africa is so far the most vulnerable continent to climate change, we need to understand the long-term impacts of climate change on agricultural development and find better ways to mitigate and adapt to its effects.  This year’s climate change and development conference held in Marrakesh, Morocco was to further understand just that. Participants at […]