Impact Story:

Maja Göpel is Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change. Its mission is to provide inspiring intellectual leadership and scientific advice for the German government and the wider public on possible pathways for sustainable global development.

As its Secretary General, Maja holds up to this promise.

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Anti-Trafficking Lab: 2nd session

Watch out for the second session of our Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children - A Leadership and Innovation Lab. The stunning lab will take place from November 10-15 in London, UK.

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New Lab about to start!

The Impact Lab "Take action to the next level!" is taking place October 23-25 in Berlin. A Community of global change makers is accelerating their initiatives for real change, so tag along on this journey!

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Impact Story:

Nipun Mehta is the founder of, a community with over 500,000 members that connects volunteers and their projects around the world.

Find out about his unique and fascinating journey towards compassion.


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Impact Story:

Athanasia Ioannou is heading the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy’s Social Integration Division. She possesses lots of political experience on both, a national and EU level.

Read her reflections on the Lab

Migration Lab publication

Learn more about the innovative and dialogue-oriented methodology and find out about the project proposals the Lab members are working on in our publication on the value and potential of the Migration Laboratory

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Impact Story:

Mariana Tello Weiss is in many ways involved with memory work on the human rights violations during the Argentinian dictatorship: As a researcher on trauma, memory and human rights, as an activist and, in a personal way, as the daughter of victims of the dictatorship.

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Insights from the Inclusive Insurance and Innovation Lab:

Learn more about the Pecha Kucha presentations held during the first International Dialogue in Ghana

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Impact Story:

Being an experienced entrepreneur herself, Elizabeth Maloba works freelance as an organizational change and business growth facilitator. Her main concern is the reduction of youth unemployment.

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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.

Who we are

Leadership and Innovation Labs

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 – Leadership and Innovation Labs.

A Leadership and Innovation Lab is a space of dialogical 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.

What we do

Impressions from our labs

"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.