Andreas BeavorAndreas Beavor

Co-Founder and Consultant at Urban Emerge, Urban Innovation/Smart City Solutions Specialist for China at N-Services Consulting

Andreas has 14 years of experience as a consultant and manager in the international development sector. He provides expertise on inclusive and accessible cities and infrastructure, digital solutions and inclusive economic development.

He is experienced in the design, management, evaluation and learning of programmes funded by donors such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank. He is experienced in carrying out evidence-based research and analysis that leads to a rigorous understanding of how an initiative or programme can deliver maximum impact and is a specialist in stakeholder consultation and in producing well written guidelines, case studies and learning products.

Andreas has worked globally for a range of public, private and civil society sector clients including DFID, the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Cities Alliance, EU and Global Green Growth Institute, as well as NGOs such as Humanity & Inclusion and Christian Blind Mission. He is currently living in Hangzhou, China and is very experienced in remotely managing team inputs, travelling for in-country inputs when needed.

Recently, Andreas has led a study for the GSMA (the global telecoms trade association) on the current state of innovation and opportunities to support entrepreneurs related to digital and mobile-enabled assistive technologies in Africa and Asia. He has also prepared guidelines for DFID on best-practice and lessons learned on accessible infrastructure for programmes in developing countries as well as has led the stakeholder consultation process for the 2030 Transport Strategy for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, ensuring that a strong focus on persons with disabilities can lead to more accessible pedestrian and transport infrastructure.

Takes part in

Sep, 3 8:00 AM CEST
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Inclusive Infrastructure vs Inclusive Culture — Chicken and Egg Problem?

  • Where does the inclusion start: from culture or infrastructure?

  • What should be the role of government, private sector, NGOs, and individuals?

  • Is there a difference in how the developed and developing countries should address the inclusion challenge?

Maritza T. Adonis, J.D., MCIArb MTA Visions Global CSR & Gov't Relations, CEO, MTA Center for Advocacy, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (MTA-CALE), Acting Executive Director of Professional Development (moderator)
Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions
Bobby Umar CEO of DYPB — Discover Your Personal Brand
Anoushka Gungadin Founder of GlobalCQ, CEO of Australia India Chamber of Commerce
Andreas Beavor Co-Founder and Consultant at Urban Emerge, Urban Innovation/Smart City Solutions Specialist for China at N-Services Consulting
Juliet Bourke Partner, Human Capital at Deloitte Australia