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.
Felix Lung, born 1986, completed his law degree at Bucerius Law School and gathered first professional experiences with GIZ, the German Foreign Office, the UN World Food Program, and as an associate of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Since 2009, he has been involved in building up the non-governmental organization PROJECT-E in Ethiopia. Subsequently, he studied Economics and International Development at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. During his Mercator Fellowship, Felix will work with different institutions on insurance concepts against drought for smallholder farmers in sub-Sahara Africa.