Dr. Wiebke Koenig has been head of the Global Leadership Academy since 2013. Previously she served as head of GIZ’s corporate communications office in Berlin, held responsibility for the liaison office to the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, and acted as senior advisor for East Asia. Before joining GIZ, she was a lecturer in sociology, focusing on transformation processes in East and Central Asia, economical ethics, comparative sociology, and world system theory. She holds a master’s of science in political science and east asian studies and a Ph.D. in sociology.
The SDGs show that the social, ecological, and economic aspects of humanity’s most urgent challenges are inextricably linked. At the same time, the inflexible structures of many institutions mean that potential solutions are often developed and implemented in silos. To overcome this, the Global Leadership Academy explains why decision-makers need to shift mindsets and embrace multiperspectivity as a resource.