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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98 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Rebekah Shirley

Deputy Director, WRI Africa

Rebekah Shirley.

Sebastian Sterl

Senior Researcher, Clean Energy Transitions, WRI Africa

Sebastian Sterl

Clara Strack

Urban Development Intern

Clara Strack.

Shiferaw Tafesse

Project Manager, Regenerative Agriculture Transition, WRI Africa

Shiferaw Tafesse.

Muluneh Tarekegn

Programs and Research Specialist, Water Program, WRI Africa

Muluneh Tarekegn

Alemakef Tassew

Urban Development Project Specialist, WRI Africa

Alemakef Tassew

Guliver Terada

Senior Project Analyst, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Guliver Tarada.

Berhanu Teshome

Finance, Accounting and Administration Manager, WRI Africa

Berhanu Teshome

Rita Tomilin

Project Manager, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Rita Tomilin

Mark Tonyemevor

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Africa Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mark Tonyemevor

Vitor Tornello

Project Assistant, WRI Brasil

Vitor Tornello

Laio Teixeira

Project Analyst, WRI Brasil

Laio Teixeira.

Assumpta Uzamukunda

Rwanda Restoration Research Associate

Assumpta Uzamukunda.

Lourenço Valentini

Urban Mobility Intern, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Lourenço Valentini.

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Urban Development Project Manager, WRI Africa

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Grace Wasem

Executive Assistant, WRI Brasil
Grace Wasem

Kalkidan Wondimu

Communication and Engagement Specialist, FOLU Ethiopia

Kalkidan Wondimu

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program

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