Thank you for your interest in my virtual networks. Let us use technology to enhance creativity, information sharing, and cooperation among people.

Please look at my sites and feeds. I recommend the professional networks listed below. You will find some Webspaces that feel familiar. Let us meet there at your convenience. If you use other good network services, please invite me in.

Like you I’m always looking to meet interesting new people with know-how and know-who. I’d like to invite you to join my online XING network, since we can both benefit. You can contact decision-makers, service providers and other professionals through people you already know or connect with them directly. Browse through my contacts – I’d be happy to introduce you to people you’d like to get to know in my own network. Follow this invitation link: I am also active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

Thank you very much for your time and kindness. I look forward to our continued contact.
Karsten Weitzenegger

My Professional Networks

devex.comI am on devex, the most popular international development website. Devex conects the people and organizations that make global development happen. Devex is the industry standard for international development career and recruitment services. It is my source of international development projects, tenders, grants, and contracts. Devex connects the people and organizations that make global development happen. Connect to my profile on

The Society for International Development (SID) is a global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development, with over 3000 in 80 countries and 45 local chapters members. I am in the SID Hamburg Chapter.

The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) is a collective response by the humanitarian sector, dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability.

Business Fights Poverty is a professional network for all those passionate about fighting world poverty through the power of good business.

The BiD Network Foundation runs the BiD Challenge to contribute to sustainable economic development by stimulating entrepreneurship in developing countries. is a growing online community for development practitioners set up by EuropeAid to enhance knowledge through the exchange of practices on effective international cooperation.

The Eldis Community is a free on-line community where you can meet others involved in international development and discuss the issues that are important to you.

ZUNIA, a free online service by the Development Gateway Foundation is devoted to knowledge-sharing and collaboration for people working to reduce poverty in the developing world.

Hii Dunia aims to give everyone with knowledge or experience in the Development sector the opportunity to share their work. This may be in the form of academic research, papers or dissertations. Hii Dunia would welcome submissions resulting from non-professional, semi-professional or wholly professional collaborations or projects.

Globelics – The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems is a worldwide, open and diverse community of scholars working on innovation and competence building in the context of economic development. The major purpose of the organisation is to contribute to academic knowledge creation and exchange in the field of innovation and development.

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
is a worldwide community of experts and practitioners on Food Security and Nutrition issues and organizes online discussions to exchange knowledge and to inform the global dialogue and decision-making processes.

The Knowledge Brokers’ Forum (KBF) is a collaborative space to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination on knowledge brokering (KB) and the role of intermediaries in international development. is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities.

The Enterprise Development Exchange links related communities of practice to advance sustainable poverty eradication. It is facilitated by The SEEP Network through the Value Initiative.

The SPM Network connects individuals and organisations who are committed to managing and achieving the social mission of microfinance.

Development Crossing a social network that brings together people from a variety of sectors, countries and professions to discuss corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

BOP Source – The first social network for the base of the pyramid A social network for the 4 billion people at the base of the economic pyramid, the NGO’s that serve them, and the companies that want to do business with them. BOP Source is an interactive platform for collaboration on productive BOP business ideas, to help companies better understand and reach BOP markets, and for NGOs to help facilitate new relationships between their constituencies and companies.

The Capacity Building Forum on NING gathers the development training and learning community with a shared agenda to improve the practice and metrics of capacity development programs.
The World Bank Institute and InWEnt Capacity Building International started this professional network for international partners.

The Peace and Collaborative Development Network is a free professional networking site (with over 8170 members from around the world) to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields. http:/

Aid Workers Network is a collaborative project set up to provide practical advice for aid workers from aid workers.

The Global Development Network (GDN) is a worldwide network of research and policy institutes working to provide a fresh and relevant perspective to the development challenges of our time.

Bizzlounge is where people committed to ethical behaviour meet, who want to establish and maintain business contacts in an exclusive and relaxed environment.

iScale is a networked social enterprise committed to creating, developing, applying, promoting, and sharing the innovations for scaling impact to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

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