Upcoming Lab

We are happy to announce Leading with Artificial Intelligence Lab, consisting of a 3-month online journey, from August to November 2020, to take transversal inspiration to a broader scale, by engaging a broad and diverse audience to impact local, regional and global eco-systems. As a participant of the Lab, you will have the opportunity to share a design challenge, engage with international AI experts, connect with a global community of multi-stakeholder individuals to co-ideate solutions, and learn from peers on how to bring human-centred AI ideas to life. Register by July 22!

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Solutions Lab News

The Solutions Lab on Sustainable Infrastructure 3rd and final module has just finished. From 30 June – 2 July 2020 the lab community met virtually with innovative tools and channels. We are excited about the output of our different Sustainability Infrastructure work streams on “gender”, “sustainability project and pipeline level” as well as “upstream” and how we manage to scale innovative solutions found in the course of this lab.

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New Impact Story

Hellen Tanyinga Lunkuse Waiswa is the founder and executive director of Rape Hurts Foundation. Being a victim of Gender Based Violence herself, she has dedicated her life to creating a world in which women and children are able to realize their full potential. Her participation in the Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children Lab, inspired Helen to initiate new projects related to fighting Trafficking in Persons in Uganda.

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Solutions Lab @ GSS2020

The G20 with its strong arm of finance ministers could foster the debate around the right kinds of finance, green bonds and risk management". Members of The Solutions Lab - Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure Lori Kerr and Ryan Bartlett attend and moderate Global Table “COViD-19 and the Reinforced Case for Sustainable Infrastructure: Mobilizing Infrastructure Investments as Catalysts for Net Zero & SDG Delivery”. 

About The Global Solutions Summit

Virtual GDL, May 10-31

For the first time the Global Diplomacy Lab is conducted as an online Summit. GDL members quickly and creatively reacted to the current situation caused by the pandemic. In the course of  three weeks different formats from Pitch-Talks and Fishbowls to Failing Forwards deal with the global challenges around Future Diplomacy and Leadership. 

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Impact Story

Robert Axelsson is a climate change strategist at the County Administrative Board of Västmanland, Sweden. He is also a chairman of the Board of the Western Visayas Integrated Learning Centre at San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines to deepen his engagement both for the environmennt and for the life-long learning. He took part in the Global Wellbeing Lab 2.0. Read the continuation of his story.

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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.