Global Solutions Summit 2019

The annual Global Solutions Summit brings together international organizations and decision makers from politics, business and civil society, for instance from the EU, OECD, United Nations, ILO or the World Bank. Its aim is to provide policy recommendations on major G20 issues.

In this year the GSS takes place from 18 - 19 March in Berlin. We are happy and proud to announce that three former participants of our Labs will hold speeches at the event.

More info

Lab Insights - Video

Watch the insights of our Unveil Human Trafficking Lab that took place in Nairobi and London in 2018 and brought together leaders and change agents from 25 countries and four continents.

The motto "Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children" was mainly about the question:
How can we use our spheres of influence as well as different perspectives on Human Trafficking to develop diverse, innovative and multi-sectoral solutions to effectively address the phenomenon?



Watch the video

Seven years of GLAC

Since its establishment in 2012, the Global Leadership Academy has built a network of diverse change-makers from all around the world. Together we have exchanged and connected in dialogue processes and have initiated sustainable transformations on individual and systemic levels. We are grateful for all the passion to drive change for sustainable development. So, we are looking forward to continue our joint journey towards a successful implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the achievement of the SDGs!


Happy Birthday GLAC

Lab insights ­- Video

The Migration Laboratory took part in Germany, Morocco and Ecuador. Participants were international thought leaders from different sectors, who experienced new perspectives and facilitated the co-creation of ideas and innovative practices guided by the core question:

How can we act together across sectors so that migration is beneficial for all actors in society?

Watch the video

2019 Lab News

Towards a successful implementation of the Agenda 2030, we are currently working on a new lab based on SDG 4 "Quality Education".

Be prepared and stay tuned for this upcoming dialogue process!

Meanwhile check out our other Labs

Impact Story

Louise van Rhyn is a social entrepreneur and experienced change practitioner, who took up the cause of improving South Africa's education system by introducing co-learning partnerships between school principals and business leaders.

Read her reflections on the Lab

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.