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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145 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

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.

Claudia Garcia

Administrative and Financial Manager, WRI Brasil
Claudia 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

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Benson Ireri

Tsion Issayas

Senior Communications Manager, WRI Africa

Tsion Issayas

Adriana Jakovcevic

Road Safety Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

John Jaoko

Senior Crop Data Analyst, WRI Africa

John Jaoko.

Karolina Silva de Jesus

Active Mobility Intern, WRI Brasil

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Joyce Kabiru

Global Coordination Manager

Joyce Kabiru.

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Gloria Kantengwa

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Gloria Kantengwa.

Karaya Karugu

Enterprise Manager, AFR100

Karaya Karugu.

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Joan Kimaiyo

MERL Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Joan Kimaiyo.

Letícia Liechavicius

Senior Human Resources Analyst, WRI Brasil
Letícia Liechavicius

Luis Antonio Lindau

Director, Brazil, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Luis Antonio Lindau

Alexandra Lopes

Financial Specialist, WRI Brasil

Alexandra Lopes

Suzanna Lund

Operations Director, WRI Brasil

Suzanna Lund

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Sr Regional Finance and Operation Manager, WRI Africa

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Felipe Perez Martinez

Pleno Events Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Felipe Perez Martinez

Caroline Medeiros Rocha Frasson

Climate Manager, WRI Brasil

Caroline Medeiros Rocha Frasson

Reynaldo Mello Neto

Senior Active Mobility Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Reynaldo Mello Neto

Winfred Muasa

Operations Assistant, P4G Programme

Winfred Muasa.

Fabrice Mugabo

Climate Adaptation Associate, WRI Africa

Fabrice Mugabo.

Thacien Munyamahame

Community Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Thacien Munyamahame.

Jonas Munyurangabo

Policy Analyst, Food Program, WRI Africa

Jonas Munyurangabo.

Ivy Murgor

Program Manager, Air Quality, WRI Africa Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ivy Murgor

Bernadette Muteteri

Fund Manager, Circular Food Systems for Rwanda

Bernadette Muteteri.

Victor Muthumbi

Coordinator, Land Accelerator Africa

Victor Muthumbi.

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Manager, Restoration, WRI Africa

Gilbert Muvunankiko

George Mwaniki

Head of Air Quality, WRI Africa

George Mwaniki

Jackson Ndera

Portfolio Specialist for Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin, TerraFund for AFR100, WRI Africa

Jackson Ndera.

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Adugna Nemera

Senior Associate, Energy Access Finance, WRI Africa

Adugna Nemera
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