Mr. Matthias Wevelsiep Named as Network Senior Operations and Program Manager

It is my great pleasure to announce Mr. Matthias Wevelsiep will join the Network Secretariat as Senior Operations and Program Manager, effective 16 March 2020.  

Prior to his current post, Matthias was working on Finn Church Aid’s digital transition and before that, was head of FCA’s Programme Development Unit. During that time he supported FCA’s global strategy development as well as its global program development. He focused especially on the intersection of sustainable development and digitalization as well as on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

Matthias has over 15 years’ experience in international development cooperation and peace building from Africa, Asia and the Americas. Before FCA, he has worked with the Crisis Management Initiative (Martti Ahtisaari Centre) and with Plan International Finland. He has collaborated extensively with NGOs, institutional and corporate donors and has managed several international multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Please join me in welcoming Matthias to the Network team.


Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Executive Director