The Hertie International Development Network (HIDN) is a trusted resource connecting development professionals and organizations from around the world and from all levels of government, industry and civil society. HIDN is a respected contributor to academic and public discussions related to global development issues and an important venue for collaborative problem solving, experience sharing and professional development.

HIDN connects Hertie fellows and the broader development community to facilitate an open, and ongoing dialog, aimed at addressing professional challenges faced by individuals and the sector as a whole. HIDN also provides a forum for discussion and advocacy regarding the role of development institutions in light of recent trends in the industry. HIDN is characterized by six core values: interdisciplinarity, trisectoral engagement, internationality, practical rientation, ethical leadership, experience sharing and professional development.

The next meeting of the network will take place in June as part of the Hertie Fellows summit in Berlin.

Membership can be requested twice a year as part of a call for proposals.

HiDN Coordinators

  • Shaarad Sharma

  • Christian König

  • Oriana Agelucci


ff networks are platforms envisioned, founded and led by the Hertie fellows themselves with mentoring and funding support of the ff programme of the Hertie Foundation. While the ff networks are communities of like-minded fellows sharing particular interests, they are also settings for reaching out to senior key professionals and starting new collaborations. Hertie fellows have two opportunities a year to join each of the current networks, following up on regular Calls for Applications. The fellows are also invited to get in touch with new ideas.