Johanna Sassenrath holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from the University of Portsmouth. At the Hertie School and during an exchange semester at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, she continued her focus on global health, international security and sustainability. Her interests lie in governance and development in areas of limited statehood, gender and health, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa. Her professional experience includes internships with the Ecumenical Network for Central Africa (ÖNZ) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany. Furthermore, she worked on several grassroots projects in Kampala, Uganda, Livingstone, Zambia, and St. Lucia, South Africa.
Master's thesis title
Climate change impacts on state stability in Africa: A case study of Ethiopia