Project Officer - Urban Innovation
Originally from Ohio in the USA, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Dance & Drama from Kenyon College, Andrew has been living in Fiji since 2012. A sustainability professional with over a decade of multi-sectoral experience working in SIDS, he joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature from 2014-2019. His climate change mitigation and risk reduction work has included project management and policy development across the renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, and waste management sectors. Andrew has specialized in drawing linkages between private sector, civil society, and government bodies to prioritize conservation outcomes in economic development. From 2019-2023, Andrew worked with the Micronesian Center for Sustainable Transport, assisting RMI in refining its National Transport Decarbonisation Framework, and aiding Fiji, Kiribati, and Palau in developing national transport decarbonization NDC strategies. He is currently a PhD. Researcher at the University of Melbourne, working with the Climate Futures Initiative, and joins the Melbourne Centre for Cities as a Project Officer in Urban Innovation.