I like the idea of being able to help others and being able to bring about joy and happiness into their lives. Without earning anything in return except the fact that I can be happy that I have helped somebody in one way or another.
— Ethar, Switzerland
Originally from Liberia, I have lived in Cameroon between 1991 and 2009. I have qualifications in International Relations and Diplomacy and have been a university lecturer until August 2009 when I relocated to Geneva, Switzerland. In terms of personality I am a confident-driven individual who reacts quickly to change; a self-starter with a strong sense of urgency who responds positively to challenge and pressure; a fast learner who is a practical and ingenuous problem solver; a fluent and articulate communicator, flexible and responsive and a self directed, goal oriented doer. In particular, experience has taught me how to build strong relationships with all departments at an organization. I have acquired the ability to work within a team and cross-team as well as the ability to work in line with given instructions with the inclination to build on my competencies through willingness to learn from others.
— Julius K., Switzerland
I am currently reading for the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy at the University of Oxford, having recently graduated from Witten/Herdecke University's Philosophy and Cultural Science programme with a focus on Sustainable Economics and Management. My research focuses on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The policy implications of my research concern the governance of regions at risk. My concern is to explore plausible futures where a complex of vulnerability tips into a humanitarian crisis.
— Julian, United Kingdom