Eirliani Abdul Rahman, one of our GLAC members, has pieced together the scattered memories of her childhood, writing about her healing journey, coming to terms with her sexual abuse as a child in "The Years of Forgetting". On 17 June, Eirliani will read excerpts from her book, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Dorothea Czarnecki, ECPAT International and Ms Tatiana Kotlyarenko, OSCE, all members of the GLAC community. It will be held at 2pm CEST/9pm Singapore time, and will be 1-hour long. Registration is free for both events.

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Rethinking urban spaces for a happy, sustainable and inclusive future is the theme of GLAC South Asia's first Leader's Dialogue Series. The opening Session, May 6, 1.30 pm IST, on Urbanization and Happiness features Mr. Thakur S. Powdyel, the Former Minister of Education, Thimphu, Bhutan and Prof. Priyadarshi Patnaik,Chairperson Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, Indian Institude of Technology Kharagpur, India. Everyone is welcome!

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GLAC Africa launches Rethinking Africa Convening (RAC)

Rethinking Africa Convening (RAC), aims at mobilizing the African community and African diaspora to exchange on priority cross-cutting issues facing the continent especially emerging threats to peace and stability in African countries. RAC offers opportunities for diverse African voices to be heard and creates a platform to co-create solutions and develop answers to questions dealing with conflict in Africa.

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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 presented their Leaderhip Stories during the "Pivot Week" on Wednesday, March 24, 3- 4.30pm CET. The program combined interactive magic, a conversation about transformative leadership and a meeting with the great apes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. The event was part of the Pivot Week open to all.

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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

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.

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