Bertrand Tessa works as Research Analyst for the Central Africa Forest Information, Governance and Climate Initiative, and Program Coordinator for the Congo Basin Forest Fund projects. He contributes to the development of interactive forest atlases across six Central African countries, the development and implementation of the Forest Transparency Initiative, capacity building for the measurement and monitoring of deforestation and forest degradation and the adaptation of policies and institutional frameworks for REDD+ in the Congo Basin.
Prior to joining WRI, Tessa worked with the Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) team of the United Nations Development Programme in New York. He contributed to implementation of the CBA portfolio in ten pilot countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Pacific, and the development of knowledge products for the programme. Tessa also held positions with the Supreme State Audit Office in Cameroon and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature.
Tessa graduated from Yale University with a Master’s Degree in Forest Policy