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.
Charlotte Ndakorerwa from Hamburg, born 1988, studied law at the University of Strasbourg and at King’s College London. She also holds an M.A. in international relations from universities in Berlin and Potsdam. She completed internships at a German regional representation to the EU in Brussels, UNICEF Zambia and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. She was a research associate at the collaborative research center on Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood. During her fellowship year, she will focus on water and sanitation in slums in Africa.