CDSR (Center for Development of Sustainable Region) is a part of the SHERA (Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliance) Project, supported by USAID Indonesia. CDSR is conducting a multidisciplinary research collaboration, with goals to implement hybrid energy system, energy efficiency and supporting networks to develop sustainable tropical archipelago.

The CDSR organization is led by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) together with seven other university affiliates, namely University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), Universitas Indonesia (UI), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Institute Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Universitas Negeri Gorontalo (UNG), Universitas Bangka Belitung (UBB), and Universitas Muhammadiyah Gorontalo (UMG).