GSDR Community of Practice

About 10 highly motivated professionals working on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in their respective countries took the opportunity to enhance their network, expand their capacities and further work on systemic approaches. They have joined the GSDR Community of Practice (CoP) as follow-up to the Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). The CoP held its kick-off session on February 23rd, 2021 and second meeting on the 26th of March. The GSDR CoP will join the GLAC Community and utilize its platform for further exchange.

Magic of Leadership

Following an invitation by Pivot Projects and Tällberg Foundation GLAC members present their Leaderhip Stories during the "Pivot Week" on Wednesday, March 24, 3- 4.30pm CET. The program will combine interactive magic, conversation about transformative leadership, a meeting with the great apes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, poetry from Kenya and music from Sweden. The event is part of the Pivot Week open to all.

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GLAC Africa launches Rethinking Africa Convening (RAC)

Mobilizing the African community and diaspora to exchange on priority cross-cutting issues facing the continent especially emerging threats to peace and stability. February 25 and 26 two online panel discussions made the start of the journey: 1) Rethinking democratic violence, human insecurity and the role of local leaders with Fabrice Fifonsi (APNAC), Brigitte Dzogbenuku (MWG) and Ibrahima Niang (OSIWA) and 2) Rethinking migration and human trafficking with Paramount Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Maxwell Matawere (UNODC) and Racha Haffar (YASM). Further steps to co-create solutions are in the making. Stay tuned!

Meet the Voices from GLAC

Voices from GLAC is a capacity building initiative that empowers members of the GLAC community in storytelling and public speaking to take their work, projects and activism to the next level. The first round of Voices from GLAC was launched in November 2020 with the grand finale of a main stage event just before Christmas. It features Dunja Bonacci Skenderović, Mome Saleem, Banu Pekol and Shirley Gunn, four women with inspiring life and work stories. See and hear for yourself.

Meet the Voices from GLAC

Publication on 4IR & Ethics

Together with Karen Wendt our member Katharina Miller has edited "The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Its Impact on Ethics". The book with a foreword by Wiebke Koenig explores the basis for sustainable investment decisions in 4IR businesses and promotes life-long learning on gender equality to eliminate stereotypes and unconscious bias. In this respect another member of GLAC, Kathrin Tietze, has contributed the chapter "Beyond Gender: From Individuals to Structures."


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New Impact Story - Shifting the Narrative

"You don’t have to wait to be appointed as a leader. The impact of your work makes you a leader," says Irum Ahsan, a trained lawyer and Advisor at the Asian Development Bank. After participating in the Transforming Leadership: Women, Men, Power and Potential Lab, she had gained the confidence to initiate change. And so, Irum started a project of transformation of legal courts and procedures to fight gender-based violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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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

Our impact

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

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

"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