Jennifer Lehnen

How can we harness the potential of migration for development? - Approaches to sustainable and development-oriented return and reintegration

Jennifer Lehnen

Jennifer Lehnen

Fellowship
Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs
Period of the Fellowship
2018
Project
How can we harness the potential of migration for development? - Approaches to sustainable and development-oriented return and reintegration
Project description

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.

Short biography

During her fellowship year, Jennifer Lehnen examines approaches to sustainable and development-oriented return and reintegration. She gained professional experience on the topic of migration and development at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bogotá and at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Eschborn. Before, she worked as project manager with Social Impact in start-up consultancy for returning migrants in Germany. Jennifer completed her master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialization in Migration Studies at United Nations University-Merit in Maastricht and obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Management from the University of Regensburg and University of Buenos Aires.