Creating global impact through local engagement

The International Sustainability Academy (ISA) is the unique scholarship program for sustainably engaged Changemakers from the Global South. They come to Hamburg to collaborate on their social, scientific, or entrepreneurial projects, thereby making a significant contribution to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and measurable impact in their home countries.

Since 2019, 83 fellows from 38 countries have been funded and reaching over 600,000 people.

The call for applications for the 8th ISA cohort (05.01.2025 – 30.08.2025) will be announced here, on our application platform, and on our social media channels. 

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SUCCESS STORIES - fighting for positive change...

… discover the inspiring stories behind the lives changed by ISA projects: a journey through challenges, innovation, and great commitment to a more sustainable future.
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… in the end what counts are the hard facts: discover the results, figures, and data that demonstrate the concrete successes of ISA projects.

The projects selected here have not only fulfilled their planned objectives, but have exceeded them or have created a positive basis for further growth.

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TESTEMONIALS - our support that gets through...

…Find out directly from the people in the Fellows’ home countries how the sustainable initiatives have changed their lives.

Discover how the ISA projects have impacted the lives of the recipients. We asked and received direct feedback from many beneficiaries. Here are their answers:

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