Thomson Reuters/GLAC Leadership and Innovation Lab for Journalists 2018

Thomson Reuters/GLAC Leadership and Innovation Lab for Journalists 2018

Deadline: March 14, 2018

The Thomson Reuters Foundation together with the Global Leadership Academy and the GIZ Sector Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights are launching a leadership and innovation Lab “Unveil the Hidden Presence: Trafficking in Women and Children”.

The Lab will bring together about 30 high-ranking participants from governments, media, business, academia, and civil society. It will work on approaches to increase awareness on, and prevent trafficking in women and children with a specific focus on the African context.

The Lab process will take place between April and December 2018. It is essential that participants ensure their availability at the two face-to face modules:

  • Module 1: Nairobi, Kenya: June 25 to 28, 2018
  • Module 2: London, United Kingdom: November 10 to 13, 2018

In addition they will be expected to engage in some ongoing activities between the meetings to develop and implement transformative actions. The second Lab meeting is followed by the Trust conference, which is the world’s leading global conference to end modern slavery and put the rule of law behind human rights. It may be used as a leverage for joint activities.


  • All costs for the coaching, and the meetings including facilitation, and meals during the meetings are covered.
  • Participants are expected to be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs, though a limited number of scholarships are available for flight and/or accommodation for the face-to-face meetings.


  • Open to journalists who have a strong motivation to investigate and report on human trafficking;
  • Are strongly motivated to help transform existing paradigms;
  • Are open to different and new ways of thinking;
  • Are interested in developing personally;
  • Are fluent in English.


To apply to be part of the labs, please send your CV and a short motivation letter (1 page) outlining your response to the following questions to [email protected] by March 14, 2018:

  • Why are you interested in the Lab?
  • How does your profile fit the Lab’s aims?
  • Which challenges do you face to bring change to your sector?

For more information, visit Thomson Reuters/GLAC Leadership and Innovation Lab.