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.
Janosch Klemm studied philosophy, literature and international economics at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, King’s College London, and the Universities of Warwick and Münster. He gained professional experience working for a consultancy on sustainability strategy, a start-up in Berlin and the Arbeitsstelle für literarische Museen (Department for Literary Museums) in Marbach. Most recently, Janosch worked for the United Nations World Food Programme in El Salvador, Pakistan and Rome. As a Mercator Fellow, he will focus on access to education in emergency situations and approaches to facilitation through response mechanisms.