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.
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.