Claudia Gerber

Promoting small and medium sized enterprises as a development strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Claudia Gerber

Claudia Gerber

Fellowship
Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs
Period of the Fellowship
2012
Project
Promoting small and medium sized enterprises as a development strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Project description

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. During her Mercator year, she works on small and medium enterprise development in sub-Saharan Africa in order to facilitate economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.

Short biography

Claudia Gerber (26) from Rostock studied Management, Development Economics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge and Yale University. She worked with Goldman Sachs in London, the German Federal Foreign Office in New York and Innovations for Poverty Actions in Malawi. During her Mercator year, she works on small and medium enterprise development in sub-Saharan Africa in order to facilitate economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.