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Sustainable Development Network

Suite 54, Private Bag X4,
Die Boord, Stellenbosch, 7613
Tel: +27 21 659 2551

Sustainable Development Network

The Sustainable Development Network (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. 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.

Sustainable Development is the concept of using resources to fulfill the needs of humanity in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. How can we live sustainably in our natural environment? How can we encourage economic growth without excessively and wastefully using up our natural resources? SDN provides a platform for research, education, training and collaborative programmes that aim to teach and enable NGOs, government, the private sector and communities to plan, work and live more sustainably.

In 2011, a partnership between SDN and HSF was created with the aim of contributing to the capacities of local governments in the development and implementation of renewable energy projects. In collaboration with Juta Publishers, South Africa’s largest and oldest academic publisher, the South African Renewable Energy Guide for Local Government was developed. This guide provides useful information regarding the ways in which politicians, city managers and government officials can facilitate the adoption of RE/EE systems and technologies at local level. The manual will be used to train local government officials until 2015.

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