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Mr. Weitzenegger is a Political Scientist with post-graduate specialisation in development cooperation at the German Development Institute (GDI). He has more than 15 years of professional experience in international co-operation.
He is an expert on developing participatory organisational changes in the field of social and economic policy. After working as a Programme Manager with the United Nations Development Programme in Africa, he became management consultant with large consulting companies specialized in economic and political reforms and capacity development.
As Consultant and Trainer, he supported clients in complex change projects for sustainable development. He has worked for banks, NGOs, the European Commission and bilateral donor agencies. He is a leading expert on developing participatory organisational changes in the field of social and economic policy. His experience includes more than 20 field evaluations focussing of impact assessments and recommendations for increased effectiveness and sustainability. Mr. Weitzenegger has proven to be a versatile programme manager and team leader, experienced in using established economic development and project-cycle methodologies with focus on stakeholder participation and transparent knowledge management.
Because of his hands-on experience in managing overall resources and building information systems combined with strategic planning and organisational development skills, backed in turn by his understanding of macro-economic policy frameworks, Mr. Weitzenegger is a strong candidate for key assignments aimed linking policy with outcomes on the ground.Full name:Profession:Political Scientist
Stef channels his desire for perfection into developing robust processes. Processes that allow scope for different values, feelings and opinions. Processes give people the space to learn from one another and to use these new insights to create new realities. His drive comes from facilitating processes, whether he’s on a stage in front of a room of 300 people who are all working in small groups, or working as a facilitator on long-term projects. Facilitating group work is like a drug for him: he just can’t get enough of it.
A rich and varied career
Stef Steyaert graduated from K.U.Leuven in Industrial Sociology in 1989. After working first for K.U.Leuven, then for Flanders Socio-Economic Council, KBC Bank and Insurance and Groep T University, he joined the Flemish Institute of Scientific and Technological Aspects (viWTA) on April 15th 2002 as Senior Project Manager. It’s now been renamed as the Institute for Society and Technology and is linked to the Flemish Parliament.
In mid 2008, Stef started his own business, ‘Participant’. His belief in the growing importance of participation in Flanders, Belgium and Europe and the increasing demand for professional support for it, led to him to start work on creating Levuur in early 2010.Full name: