The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-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.
During her fellowship year, Céline Dillmann explores methodological approaches, such as strategic board games, as a tool to foster an inclusive dialogue and support environmental decision-making in a socio-ecological context. As a consultant and research assistant at ETH Zürich she gained experience with workshop facilitation and worked in projects on smallholder agriculture in Laos, tropical forest management in the Congo Basin and human-wildlife conflicts in Switzerland. Previously, she worked with GIZ in Eschborn and Biovision in Zürich. Céline holds a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from ETH Zürich and conducted research for her master thesis in Madagascar.