The Solutions Lab

25 participants from 15 countries are gathring from the 18th to the 21st of February for the second Lab meeting of the Solutions Lab “Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure” in Mexico City. Launched in November 2019 by the GSI and the GIZ the Lab sheds light on barriers and opportunities for sustainable infrastructure development to design effective and scalable solutions for main-streaming sustainability along the infrastructure project cycle.

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New Impact Story

David Obura is passionate about protecting our oceans: to fight the degradation of the coral reefs, he intensively works and researches at CORDIO East Africa to increase sustainability and long-term preservation of the Western Indian Ocean. His goal is to raise awareness on a global level, increase transparency and help to create a safer planet for the next generations. He took part in the Sustainable Oceans Lab.

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GLAC at the EWLA

We are happy to announce that four community members participated in the European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) 17th Congress on “The fourth Industrial Revolution and its Impact on Ethics - Solving the Challenges of the Agenda 2030” on 21 and 22 November 2019 in Impact Hub Picasso (Madrid). Stay tuned for more information about the event.

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3rd EK Symposium

The 3rd symposium of the Elisabeth Käsemann (EK) Foundation titled "New Ways of Dealing with Past Conflicts and Past Autocracies Versus Traditional Criminal Prosecution" took place in Argentina from September 30 to October 2. The keynote was given by Daniel Rafecas, a GLAC community member, federal judge and human rights activist who participated in the Nelson Mandela Dialogues.

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Deepening the Dialogue

How do we deal with the past and its significance for shaping societies of the present? This question was at the heart of the dialogue on memory work among 30 participants from 14 countries in Buenos Aires this June. Anna Kaminsky, head of the Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany had taken up the initiative for this dialogue. 

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The Community

The GLAC network is formed by more than 700 members – former and current participants of our programmes – accross 117 countries. Creating a vibrant network of people who aspire to change and are willing to collaborate in new ways to achieve necessary transformations. Our ambassadors convene the GLAC community on a regional level, contributing effectively and sustainably to change, while strengthening the regional network.

Meet the ambassadors

The Global Leadership Academy

The immense challenges we face as a global community require a fundamental shift in our thinking.

The Global Leadership Academy creates spaces in which decision-makers from the fields of policy-making, business, research and civil society come together to look at global challenges from a completely different angle.

The Logic

Dialogues for change

Based on its years of experience, the Global Leadership Academy has developed an effective approach to enable change on a personal, organisational and systemic level.

Our dialogue spaces enable knowledge sharing, connection and innovation dedicated to a particular societal challenge.

In a unique way, this approach addresses the intertwined relationship between leadership development of key change agents and the initiation of systemic change in organizations, networks and our societies.

The Action


"We value the strategic insight and focus on leadership that the Global Leadership Academy brings. We are pleased to be partnering with you in the space of leadership and coalition building for development."


Dr. Ajay Tejasvi, Collaborative Leadership for Development, The World Bank

Our impact

The Global Leadership Academy enables change on a personal, organisational and systemic level.

Our members transfer insights and innovations into their home contexts in manifold ways: Through change projects, new cooperations, innovative leadership and much more.