Andreas Beavor

Co-Founder - Managing Partner

Andreas has 14 years of experience as a consultant and manager in the international development sector and is a co-founder of UrbanEmerge. He provides expertise in linkages between and sustainable urban and regional planning, low-carbon and resilient development, circular economy solutions and emerging digital technologies. He is experienced in project scoping, design, management, evaluation and learning and in carrying out evidence-based research and analysis that leads to a rigorous understanding of how an initiative or programme can deliver maximum impact.


Andreas has worked globally for a range of public, private and civil society sector clients including the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), GSMA’s Mobile for Development Foundation, Cities Alliance, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the EU, Humanity & Inclusion and the Global Green Growth Institute. Andreas is based in Hangzhou, China and is experienced in remotely leading and managing geographically dispersed teams. He has recently led multiple research projects for the GSMA’s Mobile for Development team, exploring how the use of mobile-enabled digital solutions can help address climate change and meet sustainability outcomes, including improving plastic waste management value chains.


Andreas is currently leading a study for CDC Group on circular economy trends and opportunities to incorporate relevant approaches in their investments across Africa and South Asia. He is also currently designing a US$25M GIZ and UNESCAP programme in China and four other Asian countries to support vertical integration of climate policy from national to city level.