Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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125 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Alemayehu Agizew

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Alemayehu Agizew.

Camila Bellaver Alberti

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil

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Cristina Albuquerque

Director, Global Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Cristina Albuquerque

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Júlio de Araújo-Alves

Research Analyst, Forests Program, WRI Brasil

Julio Alves

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Laura Azeredo

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Laura Azeredo

Leonardo Barbosa

Data Science Analyst, WRI Brasil

Leonardo Barbosa.

Mariana Barcelos

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mariana Barcelos

Bruno Batista

Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bruno Batista

Luana P. Betti

Finance Specialist II, WRI Brasil

Luana Betti.

Luana Betti

Urban Economics Coordinator, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Luana Betti

Cynthia Blank

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Cynthia Blank.

Valéria Blos

Senior Fundraising & Donor Relations Manager, WRI Brasil

Valéria Blos

Lara Caccia

Urban Development Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lara Caccia

Bruno Calixto

Communications Specialist, WRI Brasil

Bruno Calixto

Anderson Ngowa

Finance Associate, Energy Access

Anderson Chembe.

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Henrique Corsi

Administrative Analyst, WRI Brasil

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Mario Daud Neto

G&C Analyst, WRI Brasil

Mario Daud Neto

Phanuella Djanteng

Congo Basin Engagement Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI Africa

Phanuella Djanteng.

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Ifrah Farah

Grants & Finance Coordinator, New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Ifrah Farah

Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Beakal Fasil

Luciana Alves

Restoration Specialist

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Bruno Felin

Communications Specialist, WRI Brasil

Bruno Felin

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Senior Economist, WRI Brasil

Rafael Feltran-Barbieri

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira

Data Science Coordinator

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira.

Aklilu Fikresilassie

Director, Thriving Resilient Cities, WRI Africa; Representative of WRI in Ethiopia

Aklilu Fikresilassie.

Miriam Garcia

Senior Climate Policy Manager, WRI Brasil

Miriam Garcia.

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

Samuel Gaturu.

Amanda Gcanga

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience & Senior Urban Policy Analyst

Amanda Gcanga

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Lara Horn

Urban Financing and Economics Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Bruno Incau

Regional Coordinator for Urban Development, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bruno Incau
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