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, Corinne Duriaux works on the use of cash transfers in humanitarian contexts and focuses on their impacts on educational and health outcomes. Working as a project officer at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, Corinne already dealt with the use of cash transfers for HIV prevention and wrote her master thesis on this topic. Previously, she gained professional experience at McKinsey & Company, the Swiss Red Cross and the Swiss Embassy in Manila. She holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from Sciences Po Paris and a Master in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen.