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, Ivo Scherrer will be exploring public-private co-financing mechanisms for low-carbon energy infrastructure. Ivo previously worked in economic policy think tanks, consulting and academia – where he focused on strategic and regulatory challenges in infrastructure markets. He also co-founded a foreign policy think tank and a political movement in Switzerland. He holds an MA in international economic and energy policy from Sciences Po in Paris and an MA in international affairs from the University of St.Gallen.