Marc Engelhardt, born 1971 in Cologne, studied geography, marine biology and law in Kiel. In Brazil, he learned Portuguese, in Ecuador Spanish, and on the side he got to know a lot of other regions and languages in the whole world.
After a traineeship at NDR und some years at Tagesschau he decided to stay permanently in foreign countries: For seven years he stayed in Nairobi, where his two daughters were born.
As a correspondent for African issues he worked for ARD, die tageszeitung, NZZ, DIE ZEIT and many other German-language media. Since 2011, Engelhardt lives in Geneva as a reporter and covers the events at the United Nations. Furthermore, he writes and travels and is the chairman of the global network of correspondents weltreporter.net.