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. As a Mercator fellow, Antonia Sutter wants to identify promising policy networks for climate-resilient development in the water and sanitation sector in Eastern Africa.
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.