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.
Andrea Wehrli studied Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and SLU (Sweden). She gained professional experience at Swiss Recycling, the umbrella organisation of recycling systems in Switzerland, before joining the World Economy Forum as Waste and Recycling Specialist to improve the waste management system at the Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos. Furthermore, she co-founded the company Chez Mamie Helvetia GmbH, a zero waste retail store in Zurich. As a Mercator Fellow, she will explore impeding and supportive factors that are critical for the implementation of a sustainable waste management and circular economy scheme.