Leaders and change agents from around the world form the Global Leadership Academy. They are experts in their fields and able to make change happen, be it through organisational leverage or convincing power.

Across sectors and continents, our members – former and current participants of our programmes – form a vibrant network of those who aspire change and are willing to collaborate in new ways to achieve necessary transformations.





Regional Ambassadors

A network analysis we conducted in 2018 revealed, that opportunities for exchange, networking and collaboration across thematic fields as well as regional or local meetings would be highly valued by the community.

That’s why we started to design and implement different instruments and tools, enabling self-organized exchange as well as regionally or local meetings relating to the Agenda 2030.
Assuming that collaborative initiatives would differ as regionally prioritized global development topics might do and trying to serve the complex demands, four regional ambassadors were appointed, functioning as key accounts for the four global regions in early 2019.

Our ambassadors convene the GLAC community on a regional level, contributing effectively and sustainably to change, while strengthening the regional network.

Fabrice Muchiga, Africa

Fabrice Muchiga, Africa

Mr Fabrice Muchiga is our regional ambassador for the African region. Fabrice is one of our members who joined the GLAC network via the Global Diplomacy Lab. He coordinates a community of 149 regional members from 25 countries.

Fabrice Muchiga is a systems-change leader and peace leadership facilitator with extensive experience in leadership development, social entrepreneurship and ecosystem building, network weaving and community engagement in Africa and Europe. Fabrice is an acute advocate for peace and human dignity which can be effective when good governance & integrity and human security are at the core of statecraft and state-building.
He is a diplomatic negotiator and mediator, member of The Global Diplomacy Lab and the Training for international Diplomats. Fabrice’s experience is also with ASHOKA Africa, leading the regional Strategy as Regional Venture and Fellowship Manager for the Sahel Region, with the Dakar Office up to September 2020.

Fabrice is currently persuing a Masters of Peace, conflict and Development from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Gaurav Sharma, Asia and the Pacific

Gaurav Sharma, Asia and the Pacific

Mr Gaurav Sharma is the GLAC regional ambassador for the Asia and the Pacific region. Gaurav is one of our members who successfully participated in the Transforming Leadership Lab and takes care of 110 regional members from 21 countries.

Gaurav is one of our members who successfully participated in the Transforming Leadership Lab implemented by the Global Leadership Academy and the Asian Development Bank.

He is an independent policy advisor and a knowledge manager working with institutions such as Asian Development Bank and the International Labor Organisation as a consultant. Currently he is facilitating the "Youth Climate Leaders" (YCL) cohort in Germany and India and he is the founder of the Indo-Swiss Future Leaders Forum (ISFLF) furthermore he sits on the Executive Committee of Indo-German Young Leaders Forum (IGYLF).

Gaurav Sharma is the recipient of the German Chancellor Fellowship for year 2015-2016, by the Alexander von-Humboldt Foundation. He is also the recipient of the ‘Young Leader’ in the ‘Crans Montana Forum’, class of 2014-2017. Currently, he is a Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Asia Division in Berlin. Gaurav was the Political Advisor at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi, from 2012 to 2015. From 2011 to 2012 he was a Research Assistant at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi.

Reham Elgebaly, Europe and MENA

Reham Elgebaly, Europe and MENA

Ms Reham Elgebaly is the GLAC regional ambassador for the Europe and MENA region and takes care of 281 regional members from 50 countries.

Reham is one of our members who successfully participated in the Passion and Politics Lab implemented by the Global Leadership Academy and the Deep Democracy Institute. She was also a participant of the Leading with Artificial Intelligence Lab and is a members of the Global Diplomacy Lab.

Reham is a Policy and Strategy Senior Advisor at the Egyptian Ministry Of Education. She is a Co – Founder and Civic Education Consultant in an NGO located in South Egypt.

Rodolfo Cordova Alcaraz, Americas

Rodolfo Cordova Alcaraz, Americas

Mr Rodolfo Cordova is the GLAC regional ambassador for the North and South American region. Rodolfo is one of our members who successfully participated at the Migration Laboratory and takes care of 143 regional members from 18 countries.

As the vice president of the Impacto Social Metropolitan Group in Mexico Rodolfo has been working passionately for actively promoting and defending the rights of migrants and refugees in the Americas and Europe for the past 13 last years. His work has focused on creating innovative proposals and solutions that can translate into regional and national policies. He has worked for civil society organizations, the International Organization for Migration in five countries, the World Bank, and for academic institutions. He was a member of the International Civil Society Steering Committee for the Global Forum on International Migration and Development for three years, engaging a variety of stakeholders to change the status quo.

In Mexico, he chaired the Civilian Advisory Board of the National Migration Institute for a couple of years, the only civic participation space for migrants, their communities, and people who defend their rights.



143 regional members
from 18 countries


149 regional members
from 25 countries

Europe and MENA

281 regional members
from 50 countries

Asia and the Pacific

110 regional members
from 21 countries

GLAC Netzwerkanalyse

In den letzten Jahren hat die GLAC eine Gruppe von hoch angesehenen Akteuren aus der ganzen Welt und aus verschiedenen Sektoren zusammengebracht. Bis zum Frühjahr 2018 haben sich etwa 600 Expertinnen und Experten an GLAC-Labs, Global Diplomacy Labs (die alle von der Global Leadership Academy angeboten und mitveranstaltet wurden) oder im Transformation Thinkers Network engagiert.

Um die Entwicklung der Community weiter zu unterstützen, haben wir eine Studie in Auftrag gegeben, die die bereits bestehenden Verbindungen zwischen den Teilnehmenden genauer betrachtet. Ziel war es, ein besseres Verständnis für Interessen und Bedarfe der Community zu entwickeln, und ihr starkes Engagement weiter zu fördern.


Read the Executive Summary of the Community Report (EN)


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