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.
Fabian Urech studied Political Science and International Relations in Geneva, Zurich, Brussels, Berlin and Kampala. Most recently, he worked as a consultant and programme officer for the Swiss agency for development and cooperation (SDC). As a freelance journalist, he also worked extensively on politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. During his fellowship year, he will focus on innovative approaches to combat corruption in West Africa.