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, Annika will focus on the potential of market incentives for the sustainable use of environmental goods.
Annika Böddeling from Hamburg, born 1986, studied economics and philosophy at Witten/Herdecke University, the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and Cambridge University. After high school, she helped found a microfinance organisation during a yearlong stay on Zanzibar. During her studies, she gained further professional experience with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Ramallah and the German Development Bank (KfW) in Cairo in private and financial sector development. As a Mercator fellow, Annika will focus on the potential of market incentives for the sustainable use of environmental goods.