Mathea Bernhardt


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2022 - September 2023

Project title

The Triple Nexus (HDP Nexus): How can humanitarian aid, development cooperation and peacebuilding be interlinked sustainably?

Short biography

As a Mercator Fellow, Mathea Bernhardt is working on the HDP Nexus and engages with the interlinkages of humanitarian aid, development cooperation and peacebuilding initiatives. She gained the theoretical background for this project during her master’s in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and International Development at Sciences Po Paris. Before, she studied International Management in Germany and the UK. Mathea gained professional experience i.e., at the United Nations, the German Embassy in the Dominican Republic, in a human rights NGO in Nicaragua and as a consultant for a microfinance NGO in Tanzania.