The GSSD Academy is an online, action-oriented service platform that facilitates
access to Southern development solutions and Southern expertise for learning and
The GSSD Academy offers tested tools, methodologies and partnership strategies that
enable practitioners and Southern partners to:
- Identify, document and catalogue Southern development solutions with
quality assurance through broad-based peer-reviewed processes;
- Create and maintain rosters of Southern experts;
Promoting quality and broader dissemination is the key objective
of the GSSD Academy. Most methods and tools established by the Academy facilitate
the implementation of quality-assurance processes based on extensive peer review.
The processes are designed to rely on and intensify knowledge-sharing in such a
way that the processes are as important as the resulting products.
- Establish thematic Academy institutes linked with centres of excellence
to facilitate access to Southern knowledge, engagement of Southern networks and
integration with the other platforms of the 3-in-1 architecture. The Academy also
offers an online space for learning about SSC practices including courses on SSC,
access to the SSC Handbook and webinars on SSC cooperation practices.
The GSSD Academy is the first pillar of the integrated 3-in-1 multilateral support
architecture to promote South-South cooperation. Southern development solutions
identified by the GSSD Academy can be showcased at the Global South-South Development
Expo (GSSD Expo), and proven solutions can be transferred through the South-South
Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-GATE) through which Southern solution
seekers and providers can transfer and obtain needed technology, development solutions
and financing in a secure environment.
The GSSD Academy raises the profile of Southern solutions and Southern experts by
promoting quality assurance and broader dissemination. It provides an enabling environment
for Southern solutions and experts to undergo rigorous peer review so as to promote
innovative approaches, insightful understanding and highly qualified experts from
the South for engagement in development activities.
With the aim of supporting the inclusive utilization and sharing of Southern technologies,
knowledge and talent, the GSSD Academy:
- Facilitates identification of Southern development solutions and
the processes for improving, documenting and cataloguing them. The GSSD Academy
offers streamlined methodologies, online tools and virtual support for partners
to document solutions, organize peer-review exercises, refine their solutions case
studies, and incorporate documented solutions into the GSSD Academy online solutions
bank: the Solution Centre.
- Offers an online Solution Centre, where
users can search or
browse through hundreds
of Southern solutions.
In this way, users can identify not only
ideas and experiences
that might be relevant
to their context and work
but also the experts who have advanced such practices and who could help to implement them.
Partners can target different levels of engagement with the GSSD Academy, starting
with the contribution of a single
solution to be reviewed by peer practitioners and ranging to the editing and publishing
of a global selection of
solutions via the series, Sharing Innovative Experiences.
- Supports the building and management of rosters of experts, providing
equal opportunity to professionals from developing countries and
particularly women. The GSSD
Academy has developed an online service platform and tools, the WIDE Roster Centre,
which can help you to develop a talent bank tailored to your needs and area of practice.
Using this centre, you will be able to timely and easily identify relevant experts
and refer them for particular assignments.
Partners can establish
rosters of experts with
WIDE and share
experiences and talent
with the large network
of WIDE roster managers.
- Engages and supports the establishment of thematic development institutes,
focusing on bringing together practitioners committed to promoting social and economic
development of the South via South-South cooperation initiatives in a specific area
Partners can establish thematic institutes with extended access to Southern networks
and ongoing activities to complement the documentation of both solutions and rosters
of experts on a particular theme.
users access to a South-South and triangular cooperation resource
centre from which
they can take a course or review lecture materials, find answers
in the How-to
Handbook, download forms
or templates helpful for
initiatives, and access
the South-South e-Library.
Partners can conduct online research at the GSSD Academy and download practical
- Integrates proven Southern solutions into the showcasing and transactional
platforms offered by the GSSD Expo and SS-GATE architecture in order to support
the transfer of these solutions across the global South.