The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
Gabriela Blatter from Zurich studied Chemistry at the ETH Zurich and the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. After her studies she worked for an NGO in India and was scientific project manager in the office for International Institutional Affairs at ETH Zurich. In this position she realized projects in the field of urbanization, sustainability and scientific diplomacy in India and Ethiopia. During her Mercator Fellowship, she will work on the adaption and mitigation of climate change in urban zones through participative involvement of civil society.