Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 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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136 Featured Experts

Leadership

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Wanjira Mathai

Vice President and Regional Director for Africa

Wanjira Mathai
Leadership

Stientje van Veldhoven

Vice President and Regional Director for Europe

Stientje van Veldhoven
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Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki
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Aklilu Fikresilassie

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

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Associate

Zablon Adane

Debbie Adeusi

Executive Assistant, WRI London

Sofia Ahmed

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Ivan Amanigaruhanga

Engagement Manager, Clean Energy Transition, Africa

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Bemnet Amanuale

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

Bemnet Amanuale

Bernadette Arakwiye

Research Associate, Forest Program, WRI Africa

Volha Artsiukh

Operations Associate, Global Food and Land-Use Coalition, WRI Europe

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Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Nanda Aung

Associate, Corporate Water Stewardship

Nanda Aung

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Natural Resources Policy Expert

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Niamh Brannigan

Communications and Engagement Director, WRI Africa

Niamh Brannigan

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Emer Byrne

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Emer Byrne

Elizabeth Carabine

Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change, WRI Africa

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Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Communications Specialist Central and West Africa

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Janneke de Vries

Director European Partnerships and Head of the Europe regional Office in The Hague

Helen Ding

Environmental Economist

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Technical Assistant OTP, Congo Basin

Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Officer

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Beakal Fasil

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

Solomon Tsehay Feleke

Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy

Tyler Ferdinand

Agricultural Resilience Associate, Climate Resilience Practice

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