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.
Janina Grabs studied International Politics, Economics and Russian at McGill University in Montreal and Sciences Po Paris and subsequently completed a double Master’s degree in Agricultural and Food Economics in Bonn and Uppsala. She gained professional experience working for several Think Tanks, the NGO Food Secure Canada, and at the German Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva in the area of human rights and humanitarian affairs. During her fellowship, Janina will explore alternative sustainable agricultural methods and their institutional support mechanisms in Europe and Latin America.