About Silo Fighters

All of us who are working to bring people, teams, departments, agencies and countries together to advance sustainable development are battling organizational silos that prevent us from creating integrated solutions. We are the Silo Fighters.

Silo Fighters is an open blog that provides a forum for those who are working to break silos, either within the UN system or outside of it. This blog allows you to share and reflect on your experiences.

As a platform enabling us to ‘work out loud’, this blog offers personal stories of how we do our work. It connects UN colleagues as well as outside contributors to the broader discussions on sustainable development, focusing on collaboration, reducing the trade-offs between environmental, economic and social policy agendas, and working together with citizens as experts. Silo fighting is an essential part of sustainable development.

Become a Silo Fighter!

Join us. Become a blogger and share the work that you do. We are looking for contributors to share experiences of bringing departments, divisions and organizations together to advance common objectives, particularly sustainable development. We welcome contributions from those who would like to test ideas and get feedback.

Connect with us if you are:

  • Collaborating across departments, either within the UN system or outside of it
  • Partnering on development with the UN
  • Helping to bring the UN development system together
  • Willing to add personal reflections and write informally about your work

Please send us your draft posts (500 to 700 words) together with visuals to kit.doco@undg.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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5 Comments About Silo Fighters

  1. Ali-Reza Vassigh

    Great initiative. Good luck.
    Any plans for an RSS feed? Makes it easier to keep track.
    Any plans for social media presence?

  2. Kanni Wignaraja

    As world leaders gaveled in the SDGs on Friday, they each spoke to the shared responsibilities and shared space that this development agenda, like no other before it, demanded. Tell us more about those shared spaces and actions, that will help us all keep this humongous SDG promise, both globally and locally.

  3. Aseem Andrews

    I just briefly perused through this Open Blog platform and would like to commend my colleagues for providing a much needed platform to share information, ideas and experiences.

    Working for UNDP’s Oslo Governance Centre I hope that I can get the opportunity to share some of our experiences especially as they relate to our work on SDG Goal 16!

  4. Knowledge & Innovation Team at UN DOCO

    So great to hear this feedback Aseem. On sharing on your work on SDG 16, yes please! We’re especially interested in inter-agency, silo-busting stories.


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