South Africa

Theo Mutter

Theo Mutter dedicated his whole professional life in different positions to the improvement of the livelihood in the Global South. With the professional background as an economist and political scientist his present working field is the regional (especially rural) development; being the geographic specialization on Latin America, and Southern and West Africa. After 4 long-term contracts (Bolivia, Botswana, Cap Verde & Brazil) and some years as university teacher he focused and specialized on consultancy and project evaluation with short-term contracts.

Karsten Weitzenegger

Karsten Weitzenegger

Karsten Weitzenegger is a political scientist with a post-graduate specialization in development cooperation at the German Development Institute (GDI). He has more than 20 years of professional experience in international co-operation.

Prof. Dr. Eckart Koch

Eckart Koch teaches International Economic Relations at the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, and publishes on globalization, international economics, and intercultural management. As long-term expert he managed projects in Indonesia and the Philippines and has more than 20 years of experience as independent consultant for development projects in Asia and Africa. In recent years he has focused on management and strategy consulting, Capacity WORKS and results-based monitoring and is an accredited member of various GIZ advisory groups.

Christof Hoyler

Christof Hoyler studied Cultural Anthropology and Rural Development in Germany, Portugal and Spain. His occupational career  was shaped since 1994 by humanitarian aid missions to African conflict areas such as the Angolan civil war, the Great Lake region conflicts and the Sahel food crisis. Since mostly a decade his missions are focused on best development practice for private sector development, green economy, capacity building, professional training and investor relations with African stakeholders.