RIO+ believes that hearing multiple voices and understating different approaches is the best way to achieve sustainable, lasting change in the lives of people and in the environment. That is why it constantly seeks a wide array of partners to work with in many spheres and levels.

The RIO+Centre has partnerships underway with the following organizations:


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The RIO+ Centre is working closely with the Brazilian Government to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) debate and the post-2015 agenda, in particular with regard to talks with civil society. As the host of Rio+20, Brazil has a central position in the sustainable development debate and the government that has been a key player gathering broader engagement around the SDGs.  Read more


logo_novoSeeking to carve out a financing platform for technological and sustainable development in the Brazilian and International Amazon, the RIO+Centre has forged a partnership with the Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos – Studies and Projects Financing Agency – (FINEP), to establish financing criteria that is rooted in the principles of sustainable development.



Seeking to improve the sustainable development debate and practice at the international level, RIO+ and the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) have advanced discussions to collaborate on the implementation of international climate-smart agriculture (CSA) projects in 2014, focusing on dialogue promotion and on the production of quality assessments on gender-based issues in the agricultural sector of Southern and Eastern Africa. Read more



The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. Their vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and economic growth is focused on improving human wellbeing. They believe that research knowledge can drive the change that must happen in order for this vision to be realised. Read more

Founding Partners

At its founding in 2013 the RIO+ Centre initially received support from the following institutions: