Niels Kunz


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2022 - September 2023

Project title

Digital Development – Sustainable design and successful implementation

Short biography

Niels Kunz examines the role of digital technologies in providing new individual and societal opportunities in the development context. His focus is on the sustainable implementation of digital education projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Niels has worked on various digital sustainable development projects, including at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) and the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS). He is co-founder of the NGO Next Generation Africa, which improves education access in Malawi through the use of digital tools. Niels holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.