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.
Antonia Sutter, born 1984, holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). She has a particular interest in sectoral climate change adaptation. In the past, she worked in Mozambique (Helvetas, Swiss NGO), South Africa (University of Cape Town; WWF) and Switzerland (Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE; Environmental Policy Analysis, University of Bern). As a Mercator fellow, she wants to identify promising policy networks for climate-resilient development in the water and sanitation sector in Eastern Africa.