Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Nate Aden

Senior Associate, Business Center

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Forest Policy and Community Forestry Advisor, Democratic Republic of Congo

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Melissa Barbanell

Director, US-International Engagement

Melissa Barbanell

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Communications Specialist Central and West Africa

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Alexander Dane

Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships

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Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Carrie Dellesky

Program and Outreach Manager, Carbon Removal and Industrial Innovation

Carrie Dellesky

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

Senior Engagement Manager, Land & Carbon Lab

Christopher M. Ede-Calton

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

John Feldmann

Research Analyst II, WRI United States

John Feldmann

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure

Amanda Gcanga

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience & Senior Urban Policy Analyst

Amanda Gcanga

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Analyst II, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Matt Herbert

Communications Manager, Climate Program, WRI US

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Benson Ireri

Tsion Issayas

Senior Communications Manager, WRI Africa

Tsion Issayas

Joel Jaeger

Research Associate II, Climate Program

Joel Jaeger

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Kendie Kenmoe

Technical Manager for Central and West Africa

Eve Kerubo

Regional Investment Manager, Africa / Country Manager, Kenya

Eve Kerubo

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Nisha Krishnan

Lead, Climate Resilience, WRI Africa

Nisha Krishnan

Dan Lashof

Director, WRI United States

Dan Lashof

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Jonas Lunanga

Grants & Finance Associate, Forest Legality, WRI Africa

Jonas Lunanga

Christian Madera

Global Director for Digital Communications

Christian Madera

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Central Africa Finance and Administration Manager

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Amy Meyer

Manager, WRI's Center for Sustainable Business

Ivy Murgor

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

Ivy Murgor

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