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.
Martin Winkler studied Public Management in Berlin and London. He completed his master in Humanitarian Aid at the Ruhr-University Bochum and spent a research term at the Columbia University, New York City. He holds a magister degree with a focus on peace and conflict studies from Uppsala University, Sweden. First practical experience he gained at the German Foreign Office, at the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, UNDP Somalia and with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Public Sector Consulting. During his fellowship year he examines ways to increase the efficiency of humanitarian aid.