Infrastructure and Nature Webinar Series

GLAC community members and participants of The Solutions Lab Ryan Bartlett from the WWF and Amar Bhattacharya from Brookings are co-organizing a series of online stakeholder dialogues in preparation of the 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress where 20 organisations are partnering in designin the Infrastructure and Nature Pavilion. The initiative aims at scaling up the use of nature-based infrastructure, especially for climate adaptation. The Webinars are convened between October 1 and December 10, 2020. 

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GDL Incubator Lab starting today

Today,  5 October, is World Habitat Day - a great occasion to launch the first and one of three GDL Incubator Labs of 2020: Impact of Urban Design on Cities - Intersections and Crossroads. The Lab, now taking place in "virtual Mumbai" starts off with a panel discussion featuring UN Habitat, the National Institute of Urban Affairs, Mumbai Municipal Corporation and BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt. Afterwards the 10 selected participants will come together for a meet & greet session.



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Report - Fair Share for Children

The  report of this year's Laureates and Leaders Summit denounces the inequality of the world’s response to COVID19 to date, which has forseen very little for the marginalized children. The report details the potential short- and longterm consequences and ultimately is a call on leaders, governments and International Organisations to allocate at least 20% of relief funds for marginalized children across the world. 

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Leading with Artificial Intelligence

The journey continues. In the first block of  Leading with AI: Ignite and build your AI-driven ideas Lab the over 150 participants from around 70 countries began to demystify the concept of AI. AI can take over routine tasks, thereby increase the efficiency and productivity of human societies and makes space for more innovation and creativity. But how can AI foster Sustainable Development? After a first assessment Health and Wellbeing and Quality Education seem to be two promising areas for the participants.


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New Ambassador for GLAC Africa

Allen Asiimwe had pioneered as the first regional Ambassador for GLAC Africa. Her dedication, strength and energy to drive the regional community into action were celebrated by the members this Wednesday. Fabrice Muchiga was introduced as the new ambassador and will be supported by a group of advisors. His vision: Building a community of relevant and servant global leaders who tackle the most pressing global issues from Africa, in Africa and the Globe.

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New Impact Story

Hussein Ahmed Wolle is a social entrepreneur and activist with 15 years’ experience. He has participated in the Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children Lab where he started developing a project for the reintegration of victims of human trafficking in his country. His vision: that women and children will be free from the dangers of trafficking in 10 years and live a life of justice and dignity.

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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


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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.