Evandro Holz

Evandro is an urban engineer who likes to see things from a 360ª perspective.

Evandro is an Urban Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in more than 25 countries. He is currently an international technical advisor for UN-Habitat for Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa (having served as the country coordinator a.i. in Cabo Verde in 2019), as well as the co-founder of ClUrb, a start-up that develops digital tools for urban management.

His work entails bringing policy into action and action into policy in the fields of sustainable urban development, housing and slum upgrading, urban resilience, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental management and project financing.

On the policy level, amongst others, he has coordinated the elaboration of the Housing Sector Profiles for Mozambique and Cabo Verde, was a lead contributor to the National Housing Policy and National Urban Policy for Cabo Verde, and is currently supporting the elaboration of the National Housing Policy for Angola.

At the same time, he has supported the conduction of on-the-ground projects such as the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) in Cabo Verde and environmental and socio-economic impact assessments in more than 10 countries.

Recently, he has geared part of his efforts towards own initiatives on digital products to address urban challenges, including IAUAI, on artificial intelligence applied to urban planning, and ClUrb, where he leads a team developing a tool on disaster risk management that has been pilot tested in Honduras, Cabo Verde and Brazil.