About Christian Meyer zu Natrup

Christian is the founder and managing director of MzN International. Christian is a governance reform and organisational change expert, specialising in digital transformation and making non-profit organisations financially sustainable. At MzN International, he leads our consulting and training work across 20 countries. Christian holds a postgraduate degree in international relations and is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 10 years of experience working in emerging economies and fragile contexts. He continues with research in areas relating to development and aid. In 2015, together with Dr. Adrian Flint from the University of Bristol, Christian developed the concept of beneficiary-led aid.

What it Takes to Localise an INGO

By |2024-05-24T14:59:45+02:0021 May 2024|MzN International|

It's widely agreed that development and aid are most effective when localised. While donors are pushing for it, with USAID aiming to have 25% of its programs localised by 2030, and NGOs discussing the decolonisation of aid and "shifting the power", most action has focused on moving programme design to the Global South. But what is often forgotten is a question closer to home: “Is our INGO actually structured for localisation?”

“Preparing for an Uncertain Future” with Reana Rossouw

By |2022-06-13T16:39:02+02:0013 June 2022|Consultancy, Insights, NGOs, Podcast|

In this episode of Chasing Impact, MzN Senior Consultant Carolin Gomulia interviews Reana Rossouw, the owner of Next Generation Consultants, a leading South African Management Consulting firm with a wealth of experience in the social innovation, shared value, humanitarian and sustainable development environments. They discuss how professionals in the development and humanitarian ecosystem can prepare for an uncertain future.

An interview with Sam Worthington, CEO of InterAction, the largest alliance of INGOs and partners in the US

By |2022-05-24T13:40:14+02:009 May 2022|Consultancy, Insights, NGOs, Partnerships|

In this episode of Chasing Impact, MzN interviews Sam Worthington, CEO of InterAction, the largest U.S.-based alliance of INGOs focused on people around the world. Sam shares his experiences and insights, reflecting on localization vs. global aid, challenging the requirements donors have for giving and reminding INGOs of their original purpose and values.

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