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Berlin Thought Leadership Lab2022-09-23T14:19:28+02:00

Berlin Thought Leadership Lab

Date: 10.11.2022
Time: 15:00 - 18:00
Location: Berlin

The Global Executive Leadership Initiative (GELI) and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) invite to an exchange for German Humanitarian CEOs and leading personnel on the topic

Leadership for an Ever-Changing World: Amplifying Collaboration and Transformation within the Humanitarian Sector

The humanitarian and development sectors are stretched and facing an increasing number of sector-specific, global, and systemic challenges. More people are vulnerable to natural disasters and conflict, while the gap between needs and funding continues to grow. The demands on leaders in today’s crises are more challenging and complex than ever before. But while there are a lot of trainings and exchange possibilitites for humanitarian staff in general, there are almost none on leadership level.

This exchange is intended to tackle this gap. It brings together German top leaders and key international think tanks to discuss humanitarian leadership issues. The analysis of six research institutions on key leadership topics will provide the platform for a round table discussion of German humanitarian leaders and government representatives to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges that you face, the support you require, and the skills and competencies you need to lead collaboratively, effectively and courageously.


  • Susanne Fries-Gaier, Director Humanitarian Assistance, German Federal Foreign Office

and inputs by:

  • Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
  • ODI
  • Humanitarian Exchange and Research Centre, HERE
  • Dalberg Catalyst / KONU
  • CHA

Participation on invitation only.